More Good News from ATIA: Pearson adds MathML to their Textbooks!
At the ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) conference last week one the largest textbook publishers, Pearson, announced that they are going to produce "HTMLbooks" and that HTMLbooks would make use of MathML for mathematical content! Even better, this is not some "special ed" version of the book, but a universal design book aimed at all students. This is the news that many of us have been waiting for: accessible textbooks as a standard product from a large publisher. For those of you who aren't familiar with the benefits of using MathML for math, there is a summary on our accessibility solutions pages. Now that a major publisher has committed to making textbooks with accessible math, my guess is that we will see some more publishers make announcements. 2009 could be a watershed year for accessibility!