MathPlayer 4 – Spoken accessible math in Microsoft Word at POSB Math/Science Institute, April 14-15
At the Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) Math/Science Institute this week in Boston, Neil Soiffer will demonstrate MathPlayer 4 and its ability to read math in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Microsoft Word. Design Science has been working jointly with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and assisted by some of the country’s leading subject matter experts and developers of assistive technology. With this free tool from Design Science, students with blindness or other visual impairments are able to learn, practice and take math and science tests on a more equal footing with their classroom peers.
If you're able to attend the conference, join us tomorrow at 1:35 PM, when Neil will present MathML to Voiced Math, along with Lois Frankel and Beth Brownstein from ETS. Neil will also be at the Design Science table in the exhibit area today and tomorrow.
Visit the MathPlayer Download page for more information and to download the latest version of MathPlayer, and the test build of NVDA. The initial release works with a test build of the NVDA screen reader to speak and Braille math. We expect to announce MathPlayer support with other assistive technology software products in the coming weeks and months.