Presenters: Gerhard Jaworek and Dr. Thorsten Schwarz (SZS, Germany)
Duration: 2 hours (1st hour presentation, 2nd hour discussion)
"An approach to make math easily accessible to every visually impaired pupil, student and employed person." or "How to combine the advantages of LaTeX, LiTeX, LAMBDA and others in an all-in-one solution."
Math should not be accessible only to sighted and special trained visually impaired persons. With LAMBDA^2 a new European research project will start with the perspective to provide an all-in-one solution that provides all mathematical needs for school and university use and beyond.
Therefore several additional developments are planed, like a connection to LaTeX, different office products like MS Word, Excel, etc. and a wide range of mathematical tools (Maple, Mathematica, MatLab, etc.).
Another important aspect is the usability of the program and the display and presentation of the formulas and graphical output for visually impaired as well for sighted people (e.g. teachers).
To fulfill the needs of the future users and to define the future improvements, we offer a workshop to experience the advantages and disadvantages of the known mathematical languages (LaTeX, LiTeX, LAMBDA) as basis for a discussion round to define the functions of the upcoming all-in-one solution LAMBDA^2.
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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