Three months ago, I posted that the number of expressions read by MathPlayer connected to Assistive Technology (AT) such as screen readers and learning disability tools set a new record. I've got some new numbers, and they blow away all of the old numbers. In the last three months, 5.7 million expressions were spoken using MathPlayer's math-to-speech features!!! That's over half of the 10.1 million that have been spoken in the last three years using MathPlayer.
The obvious question is: why the big increase? Every year, the start of the school year has produced a new record and usage then drops over the winter, spring, and summer breaks. This year was exceptional in the increase. My best guess as to why is that the latest version of Kurzweil's K3000 product includes MathPlayer support and Kurzweil wasn't shy about letting people know of its support. This is probably another example of "if you build it, they will come".
If your favorite AT software doesn't support math accessibility, let them know. That's what the Kurzweil customers did and they listened... and now so can their customers.