A user story is a description of a system, from the point of view of a
user of the system. Here give the user story of an engineering college
student who is blind.
For background see User Stories and
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Once upon a time …
This month on the Blind Math list Kellee Sanchez
Hello! We have a student in higher level math class, aerodynamics to
be exact, and the online book is not accessible. There are many
people working on a viable avenues to get the student their book
before the semester ends, but it is looking bleak.
Does anyone have suggestions how to get the book into MML? Also,
what can I do when this occurs again? Who can I contact? The book is
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 6th ed. By JD Anderson. Thank you for
any assistance you can give!
… and there was progress
The following day Kellee
Thank you all for all of the information and new-found motivation to
speak up about inaccessible books and how to move in a proactive
direction. The information provided by @Nikita was very helpful for
I downloaded Mathpix, used the screenshot tool to paste it to Word
doc and lo’ and behold the Focus40 was able to pick up the image
correctly as well as VoiceOver on the MacBook and JAWS. However,
from my very limited knowledge of Mathpix, a screen reader user
would be unsuccessful without sighted assistance.
If anyone else here has used Mathpix more frequently and has
thoughts I would be grateful to read about them!
The whole story
Every good story has characters, twists, turns and human drama. Are
you a developer of mathematics accessibility software? If so perhaps
you should read the whole story, from beginning to end.
Perhaps in this user story there's something that helps you create
better software. Software that works better for people who have a
You can read the whole story, about 25 messages