The Accessible Equation Editor - A Web Application for Online Accessible Braille Math
taught by: Sam Dooley
Blind children in some countries are not taught math at all, because math symbols are thought to be too difficult to translate. Now there is a new way to teach math skills to the visually-impaired using the Accessible Equation Editor. The AEE allows braille users to create documents using Unified English Braille (UEB) contracted text and Nemeth braille math. It supports file I/O, clipboard cut/paste, and document export to HTML, PDF, and BRF formats. Its accessible user interface gives sighted and braille users equal access to online math content.
This session will provide participants an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn the capabilities of the Accessible Equation Editor to enter UEB contracted text plus Nemeth braille math, both for sighted users or blind or visually-impaired braille users. It will cover basic setup and use of the AEE, how it interacts with screen readers and braille devices, entering literary contracted braille forms, embedding math equations within literary content, entering math symbols and operations, and exporting accessible math documents to file, clipboard, browser, printer, and embosser formats.
- Use the AEE to create accessible text plus math documents
- Export text plus math documents to HTML, PDF, and BRF formats
- Explore the impact of online accessible braille math