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“Sprint” Generates Prototype Query Tool for MathML Support

2015 May 29
by Amaya Webster

Math sprintOn May 5, 2015 the DIAGRAM Center welcomed Neil Soiffer, Steve Noble, and Sina Bahram for a one-day math sprint with Benetech staff to work jointly on a new prototype tool that will allow users to determine what combination of hardware and software will support the reading of MathML. By the end of a lively day of discussion a work sessions, a data model for the tool was created.

Once completed, the tool will be useful to students and others who need a quick way to know whether a given digital math book can be voiced accurately using their existing screenreader and device.

“Math accessibility has advanced significantly in recent years, but the unique combination of technologies required to read math remains complex and unapproachable for most end-users,” said Sue-Ann. “I am really excited that this team of collaborators has come together to help solve this problem.”

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. We will be reaching out to the DIAGRAM community to for input on this project in the coming weeks. In the meantime, contact Sue-Ann Ma at sueannm [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information about the project.

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