[NABS-L] Reading Symbols Inserted using MS Office Equation Editor (cross posted)

Neel Sheth sheth.neel.s at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 01:19:29 UTC 2019

Have you tried using NVDA? I think NVDA can read equations from the microsoft equation editor. Alternatively, if the equations are written using latex, you should be able to read it. I know you can read latex with voiceover on a mac, but you should be able to using JAWS as well.

On Mar 14, 2019 5:49 PM, Miso Kwak via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am taking a statistics course and on today's slide deck, my
> professor had the following text:
> • Suppose a population has 𝑁 members
> • We take a simple random sample of size 𝑛 when we sample in such a
> way that every collection of 𝑛 members of the population is equally
> likely to be selected
> If you are reading this email using JAWS 2018 or the like, it probably
> read italic capital n and italic small n. (These are symbols that were
> inserted using the equation editor function on the Power point.)
> However, I typically access the slides using Braille Sense Polaris,
> and the device was unable to recognize these symbols. I tried using my
> Polaris as a braille display connected with my PC, but the symbols
> were not recognized that way either. I was wondering if anyone knows a
> way for my Braille Sense Polaris to recognize the symbols on its own?
> Alternatively, what is the best way to raise concerns such as this to
> HIMS? I think it is important that we can read symbols like these on
> Braille Sense Polaris.
> Thanks in advance.
> Miso
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