Re: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

Page, Aaron

Hi Ben,


You might want to consider instead using the free MathPlayer plugin from Design Science. MathPlayer is required for NVDA to interact with math content, but it is also  a stand-alone tool that has its own speech abilities.


Using MathPlayer, you can simply right-click an equation and select “Speak Expression” to have it read to you. There is no need to navigate the focus or listen to the verbal clutter of a screen reader like you have to with JAWS or NVDA. MathPlayer also provides other features such as synchronized visual and Braille highlighting of the equation as it is read, the ability to magnify equations, and the ability to copy/paste equations into Word, Maple, Mathematica, etc. MathPlayer can be used to read mathML equations in IE, Firefox, Word, and PowerPoint.     


Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any questions.



Aaron M. Page, B.S.

EIT Accessibility Specialist

Accessible Technology Services, University of Montana

Phone: (406) 243-2082




From: [] On Behalf Of bentley.humphries@...
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:17 PM
Subject: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)


Hey there! Have any of you guys gone to customer service to get "help" from freedom scientific's tech support personnel?   They have this miserable person working there, she's absolutely awful, I can't believe they would put this kind of person there to help people who are struggling with assistive software.  She just resented the fact that I would even phone in and ask any questions, and she couldn't get off the phone quickly enough. Does anyone have any resources they can go to where they can get reliable help? I need to make Jaws accessible for dyslexia, and turn off all that stupid contextual chatter, as much as possible.  I just want it to read math equations, at a third year university, (chemistry) level.  I have gotten it to work recently, and then today, again I turned it on, and it won't read anything that but the menus and the context.  Need to know what settings will allow me to read the math, turn off the contextual dialogue, and how to save these settings. 


Thanks so much in Advance, 



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