What if no one could read your equations?
Whether you're a math teacher preparing an algebra worksheet for your class, an engineer preparing the specs for a bowstring arch bridge, or an economist preparing an annual report, the equations in your work are pretty important. What if instead of seeing a beautifully rendered equations that expressed the years of research and study, there was just a large blank space in your work? Sounds pretty bad doesn't it?
Luckily for most of us that isn't the case, but today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It's a day for all of us to stop and think about what digital life would be like for people with disabilities.
Accessible math is easier thank you think
At Design Science, our focus is on products that help people write and view math. However, we want to help everyone, not just those who can see math. To that end, we've been involved in standards efforts and developed free products such as MathPlayer to improve math accessibility.
We hope you'll take a moment today to join us in thinking beyond what your work looks like to someone with vision -- think about how that content can be made useful to everyone. If you have math in your content, making it accessible is easier than you think. Visit our Making Math Accessible page to find out what is needed to make your math content fully accessible.