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Re: MathML and screen readers

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 12:31:40 -0700
Message-Id: <a05100329b76fb69f8b81@[]>
To: Laurie Harrison <laurie.harrison@utoronto.ca>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Taras Kowaliw <taras.kowaliw@utoronto.ca>
Has anyone done any work on creating a "standard template" for XSLT
for converting MathML to screenreader-compatible HTML?  (Is that the
current study at ATRC?)

If not, is anyone looking for a project topic and wants to steal this
idea? :)


At 1:44 PM -0400 2001/7/09, Laurie Harrison wrote:
>Dear Paul:
>Here is a response to your query from one of our staff who has been conducting
>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

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Tel +1 949-567-7006
Received on Monday, 9 July 2001 15:46:58 UTC

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