# Re: Math ML - Math expression

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:28:10 -0500 (EST)
To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>

FYI the best MathML configuration for screen readers in Namespace MathML. LaTeX plus MathML work for a few screen readers but not all.

MathType and other tools can convert LaTeX to namespace MathML.

Hope this helps

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> On Jan 16, 2018, at 3:17 PM, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net> wrote:
>
> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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)
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> 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:
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>>    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
>>
>>
>
>

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