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  • Learn about the different technologies available for representing mathematical notation in digital materials in a way that is accessible to everyone.

  • This exemplar represents a simple example of MathML 3 inside of a NIMAS fileset.

  • In March, 2009, the NIMAS Standards Board voted by a clear majority to recommend to the Office of Special Education Programs, United States Department of Education that MathML become part of the required NIMAS Baseline Element Set. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) responded with a letter to all state directors of Special Education.

  • webinar
    MathML being written on a blackboard.

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    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!

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    3:45PM – 5:15PM CT on Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The four principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills will include the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; and creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video.

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    8:00AM – 9:00AM PT on Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Be inspired to learn skills to make self-created K-12 and higher ed STEM curriculum materials, including documents, graphics, and videos, accessible to all learners. The four principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills will include the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; and creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video. In consideration of the limited time, the goal is not to train but rather to inspire faculty to learn one of the three skills over the summer of 2019 using the AEM Center’s free resources and technical assistance services.

  • This exemplar demonstrates one NIMAS-conformant presentation of mathematical content.

  • This exemplar uses science curriculum as the content base.

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    Information about classroom technologies for making math content accessible.

  • Download the NIMAS Conversion Tool and its source code!

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