Accessible equations

Dave Smith


This opinion piece discusses accessibility difficulties that can occur when producing teaching materials with pdfLaTeX, especially for students using screen readers. Alternatives are discussed, with a particular focus on HTML+MathJax. As lecturers we should provide students with content in the most flexible form possible so that they are empowered to format the content in a way that is optimal for their needs.


mathematics education; learning technology; accessibility

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Whapples, M., 2007. Obtaining Braille mathematical documents. MSOR Connections, 7(3), pp. 18-21.

Rowlett, P., Rowlett, E., Cliffe, E., Edwards, A., Whapples, M. and Pfluegel, E., 2010. Visual impairment in maths, stats and operational research (MSOR). MSOR Connections, 10(2), pp. 45-48.



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