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RE: Math on the web

From: Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC <kasday@att.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 17:23:51 -0500
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=ATT%l=NJC240PO04-980218222351Z-6095@njb140bh3.EMS.ATT.COM>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
There is of course T.V. Ramans extraordinary work on rendering math
which you probably know about already from the MathML subculture.  His
system requires more than the usual screen reader, but his work may
offer you some useful insights.

 His home page is at


>From: 	roger john steffen[SMTP:rjsteffe@students.uiuc.edu]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, February 18, 1998 3:56 PM
>To: 	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: 	Math on the web
>I would like to know how to present mathematical formulas
>on web pages so they make sense when read by a screen reader.
>Does anyone know of any tools that will generate this type of
>verbal description of a formula given the formula written in a
>simple syntax.
>I would also like to know how to best present a formula in ascii
>so that it makes sense to someone using a Braille display.
>I am familiar with the MathML work - but it will no doubt be a year
>or two before web browsers and screen readers do anything meaningful
>with it.
>Roger Steffen
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 1998 18:06:56 UTC

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