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August 2013 Software Development Update

2013 August 29
by Amaya Webster

Tools Working Group Update
The DIAGRAM Tools Working Group met on August 29, 2013. Group members discussed new tools in the planning phase that will make it easier to read and write MathML and tactile images. The group was also updated on new research and development in prototype, beta or concept stage: library of accessible widgets; prototype for accessible video that pauses to read supplementary information; Poet upgrade to work with EPUB 3 files; LEAN math program that both writes and reads math in Word and Math Type. Please visit the Tools Working Group wiki page for the full meeting notes and other resources, and let co-chairs Gerardo Capiel or Geoff Freed know if you have ideas to contribute for the next quarterly meeting in November.

New DIAGRAM Subcontract Signed
This month DIAGRAM was delighted to announce its latest subcontract partnership with Wolfram Research to survey the current best practices for making dynamic scientific graphics accessible to persons with severe visual impairments.

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