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Re: Math ML w automatic voicing?

From: Neil Soiffer <neil.soiffer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:13:26 -0700
Message-ID: <d98bce170909100913s6179dd9dif0cd1bbd092cbddc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dalton, Elizabeth" <EDalton@ric.edu>
Cc: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
MathML was designed to allow the math to be accessible, which includes the
ability to speak. There are several pieces of software that I know of that
take advantage of MathML's design for accessibility.  I'll briefly describe
two of them:  MathPlayer and Firevox.

MathPlayer is a free download from www.dessci.com that works inside of
Internet Explorer.  It works with many assistive technology software (screen
readers, magnifiers, learning disability tools), and also has a right-click
"speak expression" menu.  The other piece of software works with Firefox.
Firevox is a free download from http://firevox.clcworld.net/downloads.html.
It acts like a screen reader for Firefox only, speaking both the text and
the math.  There were some problems with Firevox and Firefox 3 -- I don't
know if they are fix or not.

I hope this helps,

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, WebEQ, Equation
Editor ~

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Dalton, Elizabeth <EDalton@ric.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have just read about MATH ML and I understand that it has the capacity to
> have automatic voicing.  Is this true & how can I find out more about this
> and how to do it?  Thanks you very much.
> EM Dalton
> Elizabeth M. Dalton, PhD
> Assistant Professor, Special Education &
> Assistive Technology Coordinator, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
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