Steve Noble, Accessibility Research Consultant (Guest Author)
Next week I'll be presenting in a webinar as part of a panel session hosted by the DIAGRAM Center at Benetech. I will be joining Geoff Freed and Bryan Gould of WGBH’s National Center on Accessible Media as the three of us discuss the latest and greatest tools for creating and reading accessible math. Tools for Creating Accessible Math will be held on Thursday July 18 at 12:00pm Pacific time (3:00pm Eastern). Be sure to register in advance to hold your slot in the webinar.
During this session, we'll be discussing some of the issues involved in accessing mathematical content with assistive technology, such as creating synthetic speech from digital math content, the problem of depending on alt text for equations instead of true accessible math, support for MathML in browsers with MathPlayer and MathJax, and creating accessible math materials with MathType and MathDaisy...just to name a few. This webinar will be a wide-ranging overview of the available tools and practices for making math accessible, and will be valuable for anyone who wants to know about the latest technology advancements in making math accessible.
For some helpful background on making math accessible, take a look at What are the technology issues involved in making math accessible?
Steve Noble is a research consultant with a core focus in mathematics accessibility and assistive technology, and served as a researcher for the University of Kentucky's MeTRC research project. Currently he continues to serve on grant-funded research projects with both Bridge Multimedia and ETS, and previously served as Director of Accessibility Policy for Design Science.