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MathJax Accessibility: math/STEM universal access/design

From: Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:27:42 -0600
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To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics
that works in all modern browsers.
No more setup for readers. No more browser plugins. No more font
installations… It just works.
Accept following sources:
LaTeX
MathML

http://www.mathjax.org/

Unfortunately, there's not an MathJax accessibility API, which web
browsers can use, which will allow assistive technologies, such as
screen readers to work with beautiful math in all browsers. As far as
I'm aware, there's no MathJax accessibility in Windows IE9/8, Chrome
15-17, Firefox 4-10; Mac OS X Safari, Webkit, Lightning, and/or
Chrome; iOS 5 Safari; Android Mobile Acccessibility Web browser or
Ideal Web Reader.

MathJax has the potential to make math/STEM accessibility truly
universal and not speicific to MathML and IE8, MathPlayer, and JAWS
12.

It has the potential to completely revolutionize math/STEM
accessibility for all, but I would like to know what's the best
approach in MathJax including universal access/design, and it working
for all? Perhaps, it should be a community effort, where we all
contact MathJax, create a petition, or some other campaign effort?

Thanks,

Kevin
Received on Sunday, 6 November 2011 23:28:19 GMT

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