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Re: Screenreaders and MathML

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 31, 2011 1:12PM


Hi

At least in Jaws, if you go to verbosity/settings center for IE (under
Jaws key and v), part of that dialog is called "list and table
reading".
By default (reading beginning and end of table) is checked and
"announce cell co ordinates".
If you uncheck these two, you should be able to get most of the table
related announcements removed for the purposes of the video (note,
however, in general it is adviseable to have a table aware screen
reader, andnavigating within tables gets very difficult if the co
ordinates of the cell are not announced, so I would not recommend that
general users turn this off. Jaws formatting announcements are easy to
ignore, once you get used to using the screen reader).
Great project, I do not know how this looks visually, but I'd like to
link to these demoes when I am explaining what MathML is and how it
can work with MathPlayer, with your permitionof course.
Thanks
-Birkir


On 10/31/11, Karen Sorensen < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi -
> We are doing some screen reader tests on Math ML. See:
>
> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQL7Woe3hT4
> - produced using tex4ht (.tex to .xht)
> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIxEDl8gvdU
> - produced using MSWord to .xht
>
> Does anyone know how to have the screen reader ignore the table that the
> equation is formatted with? CSS won't really work because I can't ask the
> Math faculty to all learn CSS. Any other ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Karen
>
> --
> Karen M. Sorensen
> Instructional Technology Specialist
> Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
> Portland Community College
> 971-722-4720
>