Carnegie Learning announces new accessible math curriculum
Steve Noble, Accessibility Research Consultant (Guest Writer)
Carnegie Learning, Inc., a Design Science Technology Partner, has issued a press release today describing their collaboration with the University of Kentucky's Math Etext Project and the accessibility of their new MATHia® middle school software (pronounced math-ee-ah). Although not mentioned in the press release, Carnegie Learning is using MathJax to serve accessible math to students.
Students using assistive technology will be able to use MATHia in conjunction with MathPlayer, which works with assistive technology applications to make the math content accessible. In the Kentucky Math Etext Project, students have already been using MathPlayer to access digital versions of their textbooks with an assistive technology application called Read & Write Gold by TextHelp. This allows them to hear both the words and equations aloud as they are highlighted on the computer screen. Now that Carnegie Learning has begun using MathJax with their elearning systems, students will now have the same capability when using MATHia.
To find out more about MathJax, check out the project website: www.mathjax.org. Also, be sure to check out Design Science's article Which Assistive Technology Products Have Math Support?
Steve Noble is a research consultant with a core focus in mathematics accessibility and assistive technology. Currently he serves on grant-funded research projects with both the University of Kentucky and Bridge Multimedia, and previously served as Director of Accessibility Policy for Design Science.