[BlindMath] Writing LaTeX equations in word with Jaws or NVDA

Emily Schlenker eschlenker at cox.net
Thu Apr 16 13:52:23 UTC 2020

Hi. I have used math type  to render equations in word. It actually works reallyit actually works really well, but it does take some time. Another option is if your student can do the math assignments in braille and then go over them with the professor, this actually saves a lot of time and is very efficient. I did this with my homework and exams when I took calculus, and it was a lot better than writing everything out and turning it in and not getting feedback in a timely manner from the instructor. Working face-to-face is much better and saves a lot of time and frustration.

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> On Apr 15, 2020, at 10:58 PM, Nina S via BlindMath <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello there,
> I’m a blind person currently tutoring a blind high school student in accessible math. I’m used to writing all my math and layout in LaTeX and haven’t needed word for any of what I do, but since she typically uses word I wonder whether there are any accessible ways to render a math equation you’ve written in LaTeX syntax into a word document. I’ve looked into a few software options, and I see that Mathtype is the one NFB recommends, but I thought I’d ask here for recommendations on how to proceed.
> I’m also very curious in general how other people write their math for exams and alike, since I’ve never really been in a position where I need to find a good solution for another person. I am a data scientist by education and migrated to LaTeX because I like to only have to worry about logical form rather than visual form, but I’m having second thoughts on whether it’s the best idea to recommend this course to a high school student or whether the learning curve is too steep.
> As an addendum, I’m Danish and we typically aren’t very familiar with Nemeth braille notation.
> Thanks in advance,
> /Nina
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