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RE: MathML and screen readers

From: Cynthia Waddell <cwaddell@metamorsac.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 11:34:05 -0700
To: "Laurie Harrison" <laurie.harrison@utoronto.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Taras Kowaliw" <taras.kowaliw@utoronto.ca>
Message-ID: <NEBBLLCCGLJENHGOLLIEGELHEEAA.cwaddell@metamorsac.com>
Dear Laurie,
Thank you for the information.

Cynthia Waddell

Cynthia D. Waddell, JD
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Laurie Harrison
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 10:44 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Taras Kowaliw
Subject: Re: MathML and screen readers

Dear Paul:

Here is a response to your query from one of our staff who has been
research as to whether screen readers can access MathML content.


Taras Kowaliw wrote:

> After doing a rather extensive search a few months ago, the answer is
> unfortunately no. The output from screen readers when confronted by the
> MathML implementations which I checked (Amaya, Mozilla, iMath, IBM
> Hypermedia, and a few others) is either non-existent or nonsensically
> formatted. The ATRC is currently working on something in this vein
> (http://nide.snow.utoronto.ca/MathML/).
> ===========================================
> Taras Kowaliw,
> Access Software Designer and Programmer,
> Centre for Academic and Adaptive Technology,
> University of Toronto
> tel .: 416.946.5358
> fax.: 416.971.2896
> email: taras.kowaliw@utoronto.ca
> www: http://snow.utoronto.ca/~taras

Laurie Harrison
Education Coordinator
Centre for Academic and Adaptive Technology, Information Commons
University of Toronto

(416) 946-3778
Received on Monday, 9 July 2001 14:26:02 UTC

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