W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2018

Re: Math ML - Math expression

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:11:43 -0800
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <fc1ce26a-30fa-6241-37b0-a46deff70765@domblogger.net>
It has been a long time since I have used MathML but I seem to recall 
that there were two variants of MathML - the standard variant that most 
people used and a variant intended to make it easier for people reading 
the code to see what the expressions were. I seem to remember that LaTeX 
to MathML converters (e.g. MathJax) only did the former and not the latter.

Since some browsers seem to have dropped raw MathML support maybe 
MathJax and related technology need to be updated to make sure the 
equations can be read by screen readers, since (unless things have 
changed) LaTeX math notation is one of the more common ways math authors 
create mathematical equations for visual typesetting.

It has literally been a decade since I last needed to use MathML so I'm 
really out of touch on where it has gone. I do remember MathML syntax 
itself was so confusing I personally just always did it in LaTeX and 
used htlatex (I think that is what it was called) and just copied the 
generated MathML to HTML (and it most certainly wasn't very accessible)

Hopefully its easier now, I'll be reading some of the posts. Hopefully 
modern tools for doing it aren't based around Windows like a lot of 
accessibility tools are.

On 01/16/2018 07:25 AM, sirisha gubba wrote:
> Thank you all for giving me your inputs on making math equations accessible.
> Siri
> On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 9:20 PM, sirisha gubba <nsfsiri2014@gmail.com
> <mailto:nsfsiri2014@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Can someone help me to find a tool to make math formulas accessible?
>     When researched I found some tools on W3C site
>     (https://www.w3.org/wiki/Math_Tools#Browsers
>     <https://www.w3.org/wiki/Math_Tools#Browsers>) but don't know what
>     to choose.
>     If anyone has experience in this area can you please guide me?
>     Thanks,
>     Siri
Received on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:12:09 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:12:10 UTC