[BlindMath] Multivariate Calculus and Screen Readers

Mary Popish popish at pdx.edu
Tue Dec 31 17:56:39 UTC 2019

Hello all,

We are working with a student who uses NVDA, MathType, and MathPlayer, and
is taking multivariate calculus this term. We are running into a problem
with how the screen reader handles cross products and dot products. (W [X]
V and W [dot] V) Both of these read as "W multiplied by V." Does anyone
have suggestions for how we can differentiate between these two? In
general, any resources or support about linear algebra would be helpful.

Any help or insight from folks who have worked with multivariate calculus
would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for your help.

All the best,

*Mary Popish*
Adaptive Technology Specialist & Alternate Formats Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

Phone: (503) 725-9119
Fax: (503) 725-4103
Email: drc at pdx.edu
URL: http://www.pdx.edu/drc
Pronouns: she / her / hers

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