[BlindMath] Your experience of learning LaTeX
Jonathan Fine
jfine2358 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 14:38:26 UTC 2020
Hi
I'm most grateful for the contributions. I promised, in my original post,
to summarize and disseminate what you've said. In this post, I make a start
on this. I list contributors and URLs. Commentary and suggestions will
follow later.
Here's the structure.
1. The contributors.
2. URLs you've supplied
2a. Already existing blindmath links
2b. Learning LaTeX links
2c. Other links
3. Commentary
4. Suggestions
1. The Contributors
Nic Spohn
Jason White
Jonathan Godfrey
Peter Prayner
Al Maneki
Alysha Jeans
2. URLs
2a. Already existing blindmath LaTeX links
Here's a 2012 article on using LaTeX. It's written by Al Maneki and Alysha
Jeans, who are blind STEM professionals. It appears in a Technology special
edition of the NFB publication Future Reflections
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr31/2/fr310212.htm
Here's a collection of Blindmath LaTeX gems, from 2004 to 2011. Most seem
to have come from the Blindmath mailing list. They're published by the
National Centre for Blind Youth in Science.
https://blindscience.org/blindmath-gems-latex
Here's a list of all the Blindmath gems
https://blindscience.org/blindmath-gems-home
Aside. Here's link to google search latex on blindscience.org
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ablindscience.org+latex
Below are the learning LaTeX links you supplied.
2b. Learning LaTeX links
Here's an online guide to using LaTeX, managed by Peter Flynn
http://latex.silmaril.ie/formattinginformation/
Here's an online reference manual for LaTeX (unofficial), managed by Karl
Berry
https://latexref.xyz/
Here's three online books written by Nicola Talbot. The books are for
Complete Novices, for PhD students, and for Administrative work.
https://www.dickimaw-books.com/latex/novices/html/contents.html
https://www.dickimaw-books.com/latex/thesis/html/contents.html
https://www.dickimaw-books.com/latex/admin/html/contents.shtml
Here's a guide to Getting Started with LaTeX, written by David Wilkins
https://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/
Here's a page on Mathematics Mode that we recommended
https://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/MathMode.html
2c. Other links
Here's a blueprint for a multi-year project to allow LaTeX to create tagged
PDF, from the LaTeX team. (Note: link is to a PDF.)
https://www.latex-project.org/publications/2020-FMi-TUB-tb129mitt-tagpdf.pdf
I think this is enough for now. Commentary and suggestions to follow later.
with best wishes
Jonathan
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