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From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:45:19 +0200
To: "Udas, Ken" <Ken.Udas@openpolytechnic.ac.nz>, "Helder Ferreira" <hfilipe@fe.up.pt>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Ken, folks,

Mozilla/Netscape has supported MathML for a while, and Amaya supports the  
presentation part (MathML has two modes - presentation and content)  
including authoring.

According to the Working group's Implementation report [1] you can use  
IBM's techExplorer plugin with Internet Explorer to read it, and you an  
integrate that with ViaVoice to give speech output, or use a tool like  
Mathematica with Jaws which might be more flexible and suitable for  
serious usage. I am not sure of the status of Gnopernicus with Mozilla,  
but if that is usable it will give you a free talking implementation. I  
would expect something similar from the next version of Apple's OS X -  
10.4 (Tiger) will include a free, serious "screen reading" application and  
I presume that Mozilla's accessibility group are working on providing  
hooks into the Mac's Accessibility APi for mac versions of the browser.

Liddy Nevile has done work in Australia on converting MathML to braille,  
and others have done it for other braille notations. I hope those with the  
experience can reply to this with more information.

I'm not sure where you go for a basic introduction - checking the pages of  
the working group might be useful. Dalia al-Aloul at Al-Quds University  
did some work recently on introductory material - I will see if she has  
any suggestions.




On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:01:56 +1200, Udas, Ken  
<Ken.Udas@openpolytechnic.ac.nz> wrote:

> Helder,
> Hello.  We are just upgrading to Moodle (open source Learning Management  
> System).  I will tap into the community to find out more about this.  To  
> be entirely honest, I need to develop a better understanding of MathML  
> and which web browsers best support it.  Do you have any suggestions for  
> a good tutorial or introductory article?

Charles McCathieNevile     charles@sidar.org
Fundación Sidar         http://www.sidar.org
Received on Tuesday, 13 July 2004 04:46:16 UTC

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