[Blindmath] Ways to create math solutions for sighted instructors

Susan Osterhaus osterhauss at tsbvi.edu
Sat Aug 20 02:55:42 UTC 2016


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On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:15 PM, Lewicki, Maureen via Blindmath <
blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Link did not work
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> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of the Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central Schools
> 700 Delaware Avenue<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>
> Delmar, NY 12054<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>
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> On Aug 19, 2016, at 9:14 PM, Sarah Jevnikar via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org<mailto:blindmath at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>
> There is another option. If the student types their assignments in Nemeth
> and save them as .txt files, they can be translated into LaTeX with
> Nemetex, found at
> www.accessisoft.com/nemetex<http://www.accessisoft.com/nemetex>
> It can then be opened in Scientific Viewer and printed as a pdf. It sounds
> more complicated than it is.
>
> Learning LaTeX is probably a good idea as a long-term plan for your
> student.
>
> I hope this helps,
>
>
>
> On Aug 18, 2016, at 5:46 PM, John G Heim via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org<mailto:blindmath at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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> What is the name of the wiki database?
>
>
>
>
> On 08/18/2016 02:07 PM, Russell Solowoniuk via Blindmath wrote:
> Hi Maureen,
>
> Thanks so much. I think this is the way we are going to go for now. The
> instructor looked at a sample and is quite open to working with the
> BrailleNote Apex files.
>
> Thannks again.
>
> Russell
>
> "Lewicki, Maureen via Blindmath" <blindmath at nfbnet.org<mailto:b
> lindmath at nfbnet.org>> 2016-08-17 6:04 PM >>>
> My students send their assignments in via email with all of the
> "superscripts open parentheses etc. teachers are easy able to figure it
> out, and it gives them an added appreciation, in my opinion, of what my
> students have as hurdles. I have only had one teacher who refused to accept
> it and in that case the student dictated his answers. But frankly I felt
> that was completely unfair to the student. Hope that helps
>
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of the Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central Schools
> 700 Delaware Avenue<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>
> Delmar, NY 12054<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>
> http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/
>
> On Aug 17, 2016, at 2:52 PM, Russell Solowoniuk via Blindmath <
> blindmath at nfbnet.org<mailto:blindmath at nfbnet.org><mailto:bl
> indmath at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> We are supporting a student who is blind and taking Math 099. We are
> trying to figure out a way for the student to complete assignments and
> print them out in a format that a sighted instructor is able to read and
> comprehend. The student will be working on things like quadratic equations.
>
> The student does use nemeth. He has a BrailleNote Apex QT. The problem
> with printing from the Apex is that things like superscript, subscript,
> fractions, etc. are written out as (superscript) 2 (endscript), (subscript)
> 2 (endscript) (open frac) 1Over 2 (close frac) etc.
>
> Is there a method of working with math for the blind that will allow the
> material to be exported to a format that is easy to understand for sighted
> instructors?
>
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Russell
>
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