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Re: College mathematics course for Blind Student

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 10:27:23 +0200
Message-ID: <3E93D96B.1060809@sidar.org>
To: Emily Hallett <ehallett@usm.maine.edu>, liddy@motile.net
CC: "<" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Emily,

Liddy Nevile (copied here) is working in that area with a group at 
LaTrobe University in Melbourne. I know she is also working with the 
folks at MIT on the online courseware project, although according to 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2003JanMar/0678 that 
hasn't had a great deal of success so far.

According to the implementation report for MathML - 
http://www.w3.org/Math/iandi/ - techexplorer from IBM, and Mathematica 
under windows (presumably with a screen reader) could render MathML2 in 
speech. TV Raman's seminal work on Aster should also be mentioned - a 
piece of softare that can read out Maths encoded in TeX or LaTeX (I 
forget which).

If you can wait a little for another solution the following may interest 
you - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2003Apr/0011 - a 
message from an engineer working in Porto at a University, developing a 
speaking MathML application.

Hope this is some help.

cheers

Charles

Emily Hallett wrote:

>Hello, I am looking for a some information and/or software that can
>possibly make mathematics accessible via text to speech or an
>alternative to that.  
>
>Is anyone currently working in a post-secondary institute that could
>point me in the right direction?
>
>Any help and information is greatly appreciated!
>
>Thank you
>
>Emily Hallett
>
>
>
>Emily Hallett
>Adaptive Technology Specialist
>Software Services
>University of Southern Maine
>P.O. Box 9300
>Portland, ME  04104-9300
>(207) 780-4182
>
>Appreciate what the person can do. Emphasize abilities not limitations.
>Remember that difficulties may stem more from society's attitudes and
>environmental barriers than from the disability itself.
>
>  
>
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