Getting Started with Accessible Math
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
MathML is a markup language used to display equations and other mathematical expressions on the web and in other formats such as ePub and NIMAS. MathML is important for accessibility because it allows equations to be stored as structured text rather than images. Unlike images, structured text can be enlarged with good resolution for low-vision users who need magnification. Blind learners can use screen readers that support MathML to navigate and review the parts of mathematical expressions in the correct order, which is important for understanding complex mathematical expressions. But writing MathML code is not for the faint of heart! In this webinar, we’ll show you some ways you can write and use MathML code with little to no coding. We will then also demonstrate a number of other math accessibility tools from Texthelp, Desmos, the DIAGRAM Center and more!
Classroom Teachers, Disability Services Staff, AT Specialists, and Curriculum Specialists
Unable to attend the webinar? A link to the webinar recording will be posted to this page approximately one week after the webinar.
- Navigating AEM: Accessible Math
- Best Practices for Publishers and Software Developers: Accessible Math
- NIMAS Exemplar 12
- MathML in NIMAS
Joining an AEM Center Webinar
Zoom Accessibility Features
The AEM Center’s web conferencing system provides access for participants with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of Zoom keyboard shortcuts. Participants can also view closed captioning during a webinar.
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.View in glossary