[texhax] blind users and TeX?
juergen.fenn at GMX.DE
Fri Jun 2 02:38:31 CEST 2006
karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:
> I've gotten a few queries over the years from blind users wanting to use
> TeX. The latest is struggling with pdf output under MacOSX.
> Has anything happened with an audible TeX since TV Raman's exceptional
> papers years ago? Any current packages? Can pdftex output be
No idea about the situation on the Mac, depends on what the user is
struggling with and what features in LaTeX are required.
I once helped "remotely" to convert a book typeset in LaTeX for a
blind user. The assistant to the blind person finally managed to
convert the LaTeX sources with tex4ht to HTML which could be converted
into Braille for output on a reader. We also discussed conversion of
the dvi via dvi2tty or something similar. I learned then that most
blind users seem to use Windows because the screen readers usually
build on the Internet Explorer.
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