2010Q1: MathPlayer usage; back to school, back to using MathPlayer
A few months ago, I posted to this blog about how MathPlayer usage is really taking off this school year. We have some new numbers to report. Not surprisingly, MathPlayer's usage with Assistive Technology (AT) is closely tied to the school year; when the winter holidays rolled around, the number of equations spoken by MathPlayer really dropped off. But when the school year revved up again, so did MathPlayer usage as is shown in the plot below (spring break is in March, so that month is down a bit, just as happened in previous years):
With almost 700,000 expressions spoken since school started back up after the winter holidays, it's pretty clear that MathPlayer is becoming an integral part of many schools' accessibility solution for their students.
Were hard at work making MathPlayer an even better solution for more students. We'd like to hear from you about what you'd like see added to MathPlayer in the future. Let us know by posting a comment to this blog or sending email to email@example.com. As always, you can find out more about math accessibility on our accessibility solutions page. And you can check out whether your AT works with MathPlayer on our AT math support page -- if your AT is not listed there, contact your vendor and let them know you'll buy an upgrade if their product works with MathPlayer. Vendors listen to their customers (and their customers' dollars).