Posted by Lary Stucker on Jan 18 2015
Tune in on January 21, 2015, from 1pm-2pm ET, when Autumn Cuellar and Aaron Guigar of Design Science will present "Making the Most of the New MathML Specializations in DITA 1.3", in a webinar hosted by Data Conversion Laboratories (DCL). Although many organizations have long been using MathML with DITA, DITA 1.3 will include new math specializations standardizing inclusion of mathematics in DITA content. This is great news if you have any math in your content.
Posted by Bruce Virga on Nov 05 2014
We will be showing our MathML editing tools at the Tekom conference in Stuttgart, Germany November 11-13, 2014. If you're a technical writer, documentation manager, content strategist, consultant or systems integrator you should know about MathFlow, especially if you're involved in structured XML content. We have tools that work with Oxygen, FrameMaker, Flare, XMetaL, Arbortext and Codex, to name a few. If you or any of your colleagues back at the office are working with any math content at all, visit us in Hall 1, stand 1/C02 to find out about MathFlow.
Posted by Paul Topping on Oct 30 2014
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) creates and maintains most of the standards that make the World Wide Web work, including the most important one, HTML. They have just announced that HTML5 is a W3C Recommendation, which may sound a bit non-committal, but it is what the W3C calls their standards. Although the world has been hard at work implementing the HTML5 set of standards for years, and this event was pretty much a foregone conclusion, this is still very good news!
Posted by Bruce Virga on Oct 08 2014
We will be at the LavaCon conference in Portland, Oregon October 13-15, 2014 to show off our MathML editing tools. If you're a technical writer, documentation manager or content strategist, you should know about MathFlow, especially if you're considering changing to a structured XML workflow. We have tools that work with Oxygen, FrameMaker, Flare, XMetaL, Arbortext and Codex, to name a few. If you or any of your colleagues back at the office are working with any math content at all, stop by the exhibit area to find out about MathFlow. We hope to see you there!
If you're not going to be able to make it, check out our event schedule to see the other shows we will be attending.
Posted by Neil Soiffer on Sep 25 2014
I will be giving a webinar on math accessibility on Friday, October 3 at 9am Pacific. The webinar is hosted by the Montana Accessibility Interest Group and is open to anyone interested in joining. Please see the Montana Accessibility Interest Group's website for details about using Blackboard or your phone to join in.
Posted by Lary Stucker on Sep 15 2014
If you are a regular reader of this blog, or our Making Math Accessible blog, you may have noticed some recent changes. We've updated our blogging platform so that we can provide better options for our readers. The new platform utilizes a responsive design, so if you like to read our posts on your mobile device, tablet, or desktop, the site adapts to optimize the reading experience.
Posted by Bob Mathews on Aug 14 2014
Microsoft recently released an update to their free apps for iPad – Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. If you're working with MathType in Microsoft Office on your computer and need to read, project, or present this information using your iPad, it's now possible with Word for iPad and its siblings.
Posted by Lauren Wood on Aug 01 2014
Next week at the Balisage conference I'm going to be part of a panel on MathML that includes Scott Dineen (Optical Society of America), Alexander Miłowski (University of Edinburgh), and Kennett Rawson (IEEE). We'll be discussing MathML in some depth, covering topics including authoring, web browsing, ebooks, accessibility, conversion, and proofreading. The panel is Wednesday Aug 6, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.
Posted by Steve Noble on Jun 13 2014
Next week I'll be presenting a webinar hosted by EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information). I'll be discussing the results of two research studies where middle-school students with learning disabilities used eText containing MathML with assistive technology. Using MathML, students were able to use the same assistive technology in math class as they did for all their other subjects. Furthermore, these studies indicated improved academic performance in mathematics for students using digital instructional materials created with MathML.
Posted by Lary Stucker on Jun 06 2014
Academic publisher De Gruyter has announced that they and their publishing partners will produce new ebooks in the EPUB 3 format. This follows closely on the heels of the recent Elsevier EPUB 3 announcement and confirms our belief that many more publishers are moving to EPUB 3.