Hi Tom and Roger,
The Math markup must be set in the description, which can be read by
screenreaders as an alt attribute of the image of the equation. I do not
have any experience with Orca. As I understood it must work fine with
JAWS. You can try NVDA too. The problem is that each screen reader has
its own way to show the description. It also differs per version of the
You can also try Adobe Pro which gives you a good insign in the
accessibility of the document.
Kind regards, Jaap
Op 10-4-2012 10:56, Tom Davies schreef:
I have forwarded this to the accessibility list which is usually faster and better at answering these problems than the Users List.
Unfortunately protonpusher is not subscribed to the Accessibility List (i think) so please CC replies directly to him/her.
Thanks and regards from
--- On Tue, 10/4/12, protonpusher<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Math and accessibility for the visually impaired
Date: Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 5:01
I am looking for some guidance with math equations in Impress presentations, taking into account
accessibility requirements. I am using LibreOffice on Ubuntu. Also a consideration is that the
presentations would be converted to pdf as well.
My understanding is that description attached to the equation would serve as an alt tag when I
convert to pdf. Where I am sort of stumped is what to put in the description. One though was to
copy the Math markup to the description. However I am not actually sure how visually impaired
students would be able to use this. I played around with Orca, but could not get it to read the
equation in either the original Impress presentation, or in the pdf output.
So, 1) Am I going in the right direction putting the LO Math markup in the equation description,
and 2) How would I read the description in the Impress presentation if I were visually impaired?
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