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Stories, guides & links on how to make maths, science and engineering topics more accessible for students an individuals who rely on assistive technology
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Mathematics in ebooks

Mathematics in ebooks | Maths Accessibility | Scoop.it
Motivation In the past few years, the ebook market has been exploding.
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Crowdfunding call to develop beter support for MathML in eboks and browsers

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illowskyS26.pdf?hhSearchTerms=%22visual%22

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Useful overview of teaching math to students with Visual Impairments. However note that Mathplayer is now only compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer.

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Google subtracts MathML from Chrome, and anger multiplies

Google subtracts MathML from Chrome, and anger multiplies | Maths Accessibility | Scoop.it
Because of security and performance issues, Google's browser will rely on a JavaScript workaround, not native support, for showing math equations. That's angered researchers who like the Web standard.
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Chrome will not support MathML any time soon. Although it is good to see that this news is being met with consternation very few seemed to have picked up that for assistive technology users this is a really big issue as assistive technology screen readers and text to speech tools aren't compatible with the Mathjax approach in Chrome. 

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What you need to know about the Math Stack: MathML, MathJax, HTML5,...

MathML is a well-known and widely-used standard for encoding mathematics within XML workflows, but what you may not know is that MathML is not just a standard t
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Good introduction to MathML & MathJax and how the sit within HTML5 and ePub3. 

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How can we speak math Richard Fatema Computer Science Division, EECS Departmen University of California at Berkeley

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Academic paper looking at the issues of entering maths using speech. Althoguh it simplifies some of the issues it does example the difficulties of presenting the semantics of maths using speech.

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MathML Forges On - Programming - O'Reilly Media

MathML Forges On - Programming - O'Reilly Media | Maths Accessibility | Scoop.it
20 years into the web, math and science are still second class citizens on the web. While MathML is part of HTML 5, its adoption has seen ups and...
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A great round-up of the current situation with MathML.

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Design Science News: Microsoft cripples the display of math in IE10 & 11

Design Science News: Microsoft cripples the display of math in IE10 & 11 | Maths Accessibility | Scoop.it
For the past 12 years, IE users have benefited from our free MathPlayer plugin to display and speak math on the web. MathPlayer has been downloaded over a million times and billions of expressions have been rendered by it on the web.
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The most mature and effective maths accessibility tool is now impossible to use in the latest versions of Internet Explorer. Big step BACK for maths accessibility

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Supporting note-taking for STEM students | Assistive Learning

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Brief look at maths and notetaking support. Note that since witing this the supprt for MathMl has become more difficult in web browsers.

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