Workshop leaders: Dominique Archambault and Silvia Fajardo (UPMC-Paris 6, France)
Duration: 2 hours
Transcribers are often confronted to problems when transcribing Mathematical documents. The Mathematical expressions are not often correctly included in documents, sometimes they are split in several mathematical objects, sometimes they are mixed with text in some bigger maths object. Some small expressions are not even included in maths objects. All these problems make it very hard to do some clean transcription, and often it is faster for the transcriber to make a new doc from scratch. However designing an accessible document is not so difficult. This workshop will explain how to create a document that can be handed directly to the sighted students as well as provided to transcription centres to be easily embossed in Braille or handed to visually impaired students to be easily imported in their tools.
The reported problems are not specifically related to a production software but may occur as well with Maths content designers who are using Word+MathType, OpenOffice/LibreOffice or LaTeX. The workshop will introduce solutions that can be applied in all cases, and show the techniques for the 3 of them.
The workshops of Summer University were recorded. After editing you now can listen the records and read a transcript of the workshop. For better higher accessibility we have prepared the records in an hybrid version synchronized with the transcript. if you want to learn more about the player visit http://www.teiresias.muni.cz/hk3.
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