[Blindmath] MathType in UEB

Sarah Jevnikar sarah.jevnikar at mail.utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 29 14:50:19 UTC 2016

I'm ashamed to say I didn't realize how little is available for UEB math
notation. The perils of using one system which is so dominant in US-based
software packages. As slow as Nemeth implementation has been (and it's still
developing) I'd hope UEB could be caught up too.

This is a hypothetical question - could software or Braille templates or
what have you be created in such a way that the same Math Type document
could be read with both Nemeth and UEB Math output, depending on user
preference? This seems a perfectly logical thing to do - I as a Nemeth user
would appreciate having access to all documents available, as would any
student using UEB Math. But I know that software presents challenges
end-users like myself don't always appreciate.

I'm sorry Jen I'm not actually helpful. I'm in Canada as well and am
surprised at Nemeth going away.


-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jennifer
Jesso via Blindmath
Sent: November 28, 2016 9:47 PM
To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
Cc: Jennifer Jesso
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] MathType in UEB

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your suggestion. Ideally, I'm looking for a way that someone
could access MathType directly in Word while reading a document using a
braille display with a screen reader. In Canada we are using UEB for
everything, whether literary or math or other technical material. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Gillen [mailto:danielgillen at rcn.com] 
Sent: November 28, 2016 6:40 AM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Jennifer Jesso <jen.jesso at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] MathType in UEB

As I have not used MathPlayer myself, the way I've interacted with MathType
content is when I've been receiving my math/physics assignments in college
and converting Word documents with MathType into Braille files through
Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) software. I would think that DBT has a few
UEB templates that can be used when importing Word files with MathType
content and then translating them into Braille. This would be if one was to
read a formatted Braille (BRF) file on a BrailleNote or other similar
device, but I'm not sure if this could be a method for displaying math
content on the fly (say, when reading a Web page with math on it). Besides,
does Canada use UEB for math as well as literary content, or are they doing
something a bit like what the U.S. is trying to iplement in most places (UEB
for literary and Nemeth Code for math/science materials)?

Thank you,

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