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From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt
Date: Aug 18, 2008 6:40PM


Hello:

I hope this isn't old territory, but we are working on an online
course with complicated enough equations to require an Equation
Editor.

The editor we are using (MathMagic) can export both image files and
MathML (within an XML file containing XHTML and MathML), but we want
to make sure the MathML is accessible for screen readers.

Does anyone have an opinion on whether MathML can be accessed by
screen readers or whether images with alt tags are still a safer
choice?

Thank you in advance.

Elizabeth Pyatt
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