Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Accessible Equation Editor

Accessible equation editor video screenshot
The Accessible Equation Editor is a program that allows a user to create math expressions within a web page. The equation editor is used in a number of Pearson products, most visibly the TestNav assessment delivery system used for high-stakes testing.
 
The equation editor is accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired because it translates printed math notation into Nemeth braille, which can be displayed on a braille terminal, and it accepts Nemeth braille input, which it translates into printed math notation that it displays for a sighted user. A user who is blind can create math expressions that can be immediately read by a user who is sighted, and a sighted user can create math expressions that can be immediately read by a blind user.
 
 

Learn more at: http://accessibility.pearson.com/mathex-app/

 

Posted on March 28, 2016
Updated on: February 8, 2018