MathML Web version? Accessible? #jaws
Gregory Gerhart
Hi everyone. Looking for some help. I have a student with JAWS2019 and we were trying the MathML equation editor addon for Google Docs. According to their website, it is a fully accessible equation editor that works with Google Docs and screenreaders but we have been running into challenges. First it creates the equation as an object with AltText. I inserted the fraction 3 over 2 as an example. The alttext title box has "3 over 2" but the description box has crazy code gibberish "<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"><mfrac><mn>3</mn><mn>3</mn></mfrac></math>" which JAWS 2019 instead of the title. Is there a way for JAWS2019 to read ONLY the title and ignore the description?
Thanks, Greg


Jason White
It hasn’t been mentioned on the blindmath list, which is where accessible mathematicsrelated tools are discussed. I would suggest subscribing there.
Trying it with Chrome OS and ChromeVox might be worthwhile, but my suspicion is that there are issues either with the software or with how you’re using it.
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregory Gerhart
Hi everyone. Looking for some help. I have a student with JAWS2019 and we were trying the MathML equation editor addon for Google Docs. According to their website, it is a fully accessible equation editor that works with Google Docs and screenreaders but we have been running into challenges. First it creates the equation as an object with AltText. I inserted the fraction 3 over 2 as an example. The alttext title box has "3 over 2" but the description box has crazy code gibberish "<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"><mfrac><mn>3</mn><mn>3</mn></mfrac></math>" which JAWS 2019 instead of the title. Is there a way for JAWS2019 to read ONLY the title and ignore the description?


Gregory Gerhart
Thanks Jason, I'll subscribe to the blindmath list.


Gregory Gerhart
Thanks Jason, do you have a link for the blindmath list group?


Jason White
The correct page is the first result in a Google search: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/blindmath_nfbnet.org
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregory Gerhart
Thanks Jason, do you have a link for the blindmath list group?

