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Re: fractions and other math bits


From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Jul 29, 2016 1:08PM

MathPlayer is what JAWS uses internally for its braille and speech support of MathML. It is quite possible that the MATHML support in VoiceOver somehow is using MathPlayer libraries, though unlike in JAWS, MathPlayer certainly does not appear as a separate window.

I believe I saw mention of a different project talked about in the 2016 CSUN conference using JavaScript and node.js to communicate math with NVDA.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn

> On Jul 29, 2016, at 2:17 PM, Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thanks, Steve. I'd seen several sites talk about mathplayer. Is that
> commonly installed? Do you think that students who plan to take an online
> math course would know to install it? I could add a screen-reader-only
> aria alert div with the download info if it's not installed, if the general
> consensus is that mathml/mathplayer is the best way to go.
> Thanks,
> Mike
> Mike Warner
> Director of IT Services
> MindEdge, Inc.
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>> NVDA handles MathML very well (either HTML+MathML or HTML+MathJax)...just
>> make sure you have MathPlayer installed (
>> https://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathplayer/). You'll probably find the
>> best experience with FireFox. You can use IE11 if you use Enterprise Mode.
>> The latest version of JAWS also now supports math in both IE and Firefox.
>> If you want to use Chrome, then you are stuck using the ChromeVox reader,
>> and it will only work with HTML+MathJax pages.
>> A nice resource for figuring out what works with what is Benetech's Math
>> Support Finder: http://msf.mathmlcloud.org/
>> It isn't fully populated yet (it is a volunteer effort), but it is growing
>> over time.
>> Best regards,
>> --Steve Noble
>> 502-969-3088
>> http://louisville.academia.edu/SteveNoble
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