What We Are Reading
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- MathJax Accessibility Extensions v1.0 now available – On June 15, 2016, The MathJax Consortium announced the release of the MathJax Accessibility Extensions v1.0 with features and tools to enable the universal rendering of math online. This is the release announcement.
- “Being Blind on the Internet” – a podcast presented by Control Z, a contributor on the website SoundCloud. It explores accessibility on the web and the role of chatbots.
- Google Plans to Map the Interior World in 3-D – Read about the future of Google Mapping using Tango and how one inventor used Tango to create a map tool for people who are blind or visually impaired.
- SHOUT-OUT TO THE MAD SCIENTIST – a blog post on http://www.gustiecreative.com/designblog/ talks a bit more about Kris Kitchen’s work.
- Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec – On June 14, 2016, VFO, home of the Freedom Scientific and Optelec brands, announced that it has acquired Ai Squared, a leading developer of screen magnification and screen reading software. This is the statement that Ai Squared
- MathML on Wikipedia – This article talks about Moritz Schubotz, one of the directors of the MathML association, who developed a new MathML mode with SVG fallback for the MediaWiki Math engine that has just become the default in all MediaWiki and Wikipedia web sites.
- Math Accessibility Trees – This article, was posted to the MSDN blog by Murray Sargent, a software development engineer at Microsoft. In this post he discusses some of the aspects of making math equations accessible for people who are blind.