TeX Office Hour tonight, Multi-Author Docs, Blind Math News

Deyan Ginev deyan.ginev at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 18:27:35 CET 2021

Hi Jonathan,

It is very encouraging that more publicity is given to the needs of
the blind math learners and practitioners out there, my salutations
for reporting on that!

I wanted to add a note that we have a small, but currently quite
active, group of practitioners that is working on the next version of
MathML, and one of our primary new deliverables is a much upgraded
capability for accessible mathematics. TeX is indeed one of the main
input methods we are aiming to stay fully compatible with, alongside
Word (and more generally "equation palettes").

Curious minds are welcome to listen along by freely joining the
community group at:

I will bring up the Blind Math mailing list for discussion at our
weekly meeting today, it sounds like a good venue for us to do some
additional outreach and recruit feedback.


On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 9:46 AM Jonathan Fine <jfine2358 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> First of all, there's another TeX Office Hour tonight 6:30 to 7:30pm UK time. (This message was sent at about 2:45pm UK time).  You'll find the zoom URL on both of these new posts to my blog.
> https://jfine2358.github.io/post/2021/01/21/blind-math-news/
> Summary: We look at some recent posts on the Blind Math mailing list. My main conclusion as a TeX developer is that many on that list prefer accessible HTML to accessible PDF. This is something that TeX developers need to be aware of.
> https://jfine2358.github.io/post/2021/01/21/multi-author-docs/
> Summary: This post is about how TeX might help some small niche use cases. We study one example, and suggest how it might scale to others. The scaling depends on non-TeX software and systems, such as web frameworks, and server / cloud computing.
> The Multi Author Docs post arose from a discussion with Gernot Salzer at an earlier TeX Office Hour. I'm most grateful to Gernot for the discussion and his subsequent help.
> with best regards and happy TeXing
> Jonathan

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