Access to Math in a Nutshell

Access to Math in a Nutshell

There is currently little support for making mathematical teaching material accessible for visually impaired learners. Even when literature is freely available and in standard electronic format, like PDF, screen readers fail on embedded mathematical formulae. We have researched technology for the extraction and translation of
mathematical content into electronic formats processable by browsers, screen readers etc. However, this technology still needs to be turned into a system that can actually support every day users such as accessibility officers or students. The project therefore has two primary aims:

1. To turn the current research prototype into a robust, reliable system that is capable of handling a large corpus of available teaching material.

2. To make it usable by giving it an interface — first a web interface, then a proper user interface — and test its effectiveness with end users.

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