[NTG-context] Fwd: Math 120 textbook for Fall 2006

David Arnold dwarnold45 at cox.net
Thu Jun 1 20:57:08 CEST 2006


I just received this from our disabled students' center.

What is needed is a simple way to convert a Context document into a  
format that can be "read" by these MathML players.

Are we anywhere close to such a conversion?

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Love, Ken" <Ken-Love at Redwoods.edu>
> Date: June 1, 2006 10:14:37 AM PDT
> To: "Arnold, David" <David-Arnold at Redwoods.edu>
> Subject: Math 120 textbook for Fall 2006
> Hi Dave:
> A student with a reading disability has requested an alternate  
> version of the Math 120 textbook for Fall 2006. Jean Lawry told me  
> that the Math faculty is creating the book, to give to students on  
> a CD. I think that is just great! My task is to put that into a  
> format that the student can listen to. Assuming that your CD  
> doesn’t have all the info in audio files, one strategy is that I  
> can scan the print version (Jean said there will be one), and  
> extract the text. The problem—as with all Math books to this point— 
> is that the scanning software doesn’t do math. Tracey ordered the  
> site license for MathType, so I could re-create the math line by  
> line. Much easier for me would be if the equations are already in a  
> format that can be converted to be read by MathPlayer, such as  
> MathML. One option is a flavor of .tex that Scientific Notebook can  
> handle, that can be exported as .XHTML. Please give me a heads-up  
> on how you’re making the book, so I can plan ahead.
> Thanks,
> Ken Love
> High Tech Center
> X4557

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