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Re: Where's the math?

From: John Gardner <gardner@louis.physics.orst.edu>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 08:15:57 -0800
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To: dd@w3.org, John Gardner <gardner@louis.physics.orst.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 10:37 AM 07/02/1998 +0200, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>> I find it ironic that mathML may actually reduce access to math.  My group
>> will be testing some bandaid solutions to math and graphics access on
>> Oregon State University web courses during the next year.  These are crude
>> but they can provide access for math that is represented  as graphic
>> images.  Once mathML begins to appear, we are unable to make it accessible.
>>  Perhaps a more clever person than I can figure out how to do it, but I see
>> no practical way to access mathML except by the user agent.
>Can you elaborate ?
>Are you saying the MathML language doesn't enable acessibility (say by 
>voice or braille), or that your current solution doesn't work with
>MathML ? or something else ?
MathML should be very accessible, but one needs access either to the source
mathML or, better still, the parsed mathML in order to produce a non-visual
display.  If you give me those I can display them, but if you don't I can't.

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