Next week in Orlando, about 1,200 people looking for and working on accessibility solutions will come together at ATIA 2010 Orlando. Despite being in Orlando, ATIA is no Mickey Mouse conference -- it is the second biggest accessibility conference in the US next to CSUN. At ATIA, you'll be able to see, learn, and share the latest techniques to deal with students and others who have a wide range of disabilities.
We just released MathType 6.6 for Windows, which features handwritten math entered using mouse, tablet or touchscreen (for Windows 7 users) as well as compatibility with over 350 applications and websites in areas such as education, elearning, calculation, word processing, presentation, email, blogs and wikis.
Android is Google's mobile operating system designed to run on smart phones. Google announced that Android 1.6 adds accessibility features designed to make Android apps more widely usable by blind and low-vision users. It includes a screen reader and text-to-speech engine. The announcement was made by T.V.
We've been seeing Google in the news a lot lately. There has been a new challenge to the original Google books settlement and an upcoming hearing is about to take place. Accessibility has always been an important aspect of Google books so it is not surprising to see Google stepping up their overall focus on accessibility just prior to the hearing.
Do you use Oxygen XML Editor or XML Author? To our pleasure the latest release of Oxygen XML Editor and Author introduces MathFlow support. MathFlow adds powerful MathML editing capabilities to the Oxygen XML suite, including features such as a customizable toolbar, default font settings, and a customizable operator dictionary. Oxygen's integration works with all three MathFlow editors, allowing you to choose the right one based on the needs of your project.
MathML 3 took a big step towards becoming a standard by moving to "last call" a week ago, the first of three steps towards becoming an official W3C recommendation. Design Science is a leader in developing MathML technology with its MathPlayer renderer for IE, its MathFlow products, and MathType's ability to import and export MathML.
Just in case you don't read the Design Science New blog, I am repeating this article here because it will be of interest to this blog.
Every so often, we take a look at how MathPlayer is being used. In the last 22 months, MathPlayer 2.0 and 2.1 have racked up nearly 500,000,000 MathML expressions viewed -- that's one half billion expressions. That's a lot of math!
We just announced that we are developing a new MathML-to-SVG component as part of our MathFlow product line. Publishers in the STEM marketplace (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have rapidly moved to the EPUB format standard because of its open licensing and comprehensive feature set. In particular, mathematical equations are formatted using SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and embedded fonts to produce excellent quality on screen as well as print. This new MathFlow component will be helpful in creating publisher workflows for EPUB and other formats.