[Nfb-science] Math Accessibility and LaTeX
Robert Jaquiss
rjaquiss at earthlink.net
Thu May 21 06:52:21 UTC 2015
Hello:
I checked and BookShare has books on latex. Note that entering the
keyword latex yields a strange variety of books. You will have to sift the
results to find useful material.
Regards,
Robert
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From: Nfb-science [mailto:nfb-science-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
Chelsea Cook via Nfb-science
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:11 AM
To: nfb-science at nfbnet.org
Cc: Chelsea Cook
Subject: Re: [Nfb-science] Math Accessibility and LaTeX
Hi Amy,
I'm glad you posted on here about math accessibility. while I am not at all
in your particular situation, I feel I can help a great deal. I agree with
you that the MathML standard is still not being fully utilized or
implemented. I'm involved and watching it, but don't use it on a regular
basis.
What I do use, all the time, is LateX. This is a text-based mark-up language
that can be used to render and understand complex mathematical
equations-with a braille display and some trial and error, I completed a
cosmology course this semester with it. Most physicists and mathematicians
that I know almost exclusively work in LateX. the barrier to entry can be
high if you want to start out with something like differential equations,
but if you work up to them, I've found the language to be a lot like Nemeth
in that you continually learn new things. Here is a good overview article
written by Al Maneki and Alysha Jeans in the Braille Monitor:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm12/bm1207/bm120704.htm
It is primarily geared toward students, but hopefully it will help. If you
want some reading practice, the best way I've found is to go on Wikipedia to
math articles you know something about. The alt-tags for their equations
have LateX code describing those equations.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! I
followed your cruise blog last summer and found it very insightful.
Chelsea cook
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