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Section 508 - equations?

From: <michele_duell@Teamsignal.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:06:20 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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Forwarding this question for a friend:

How are you addressing making equations accessible?
Is anyone using MathML?

I had a question from one of my webmasters: They usually scan equations
from newletters & journals that their scientists publish in, and need
help knowing how to write the alt tags correctly.

Should the alt tags "read" out the way you would read the equation
aloud or use standard scientific shorthand. For instance:

 "little d sub j equals capital D capital R sub j times the summation
 over i equals 1 to capital M of capital P times little m sub i times
 little s sub i"


 "d_j = DR_j SUM (over i=1,M) of Pm_i s_i"

I know this is what MathML is for, but I'm not sure how supported or
accessible it is.  Suggestions?


Michele Duell
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2001 10:06:58 UTC

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