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Getting Started with Accessible Math


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

MathML being written on a blackboard.


MathML is a markup language used to display equations and other mathematical expressions on the web and in other formats such as ePub and NIMAS. MathML is important for accessibility because it allows equations to be stored as structured text rather than images. Unlike images, structured text can be enlarged with good resolution for low-vision users who need magnification. Blind learners can use screen readers that support MathML to navigate and review the parts of mathematical expressions in the correct order, which is important for understanding complex mathematical expressions. But writing MathML code is not for the faint of heart! In this webinar, we’ll show you some ways you can write and use MathML code with little to no coding. We will then also demonstrate a number of other math accessibility tools from Texthelp, Desmos, the DIAGRAM Center and more!


Luis Pérez & Lynn McCormack, AEM Center; Paul Brown, Texthelp; Steve Clower, Desmos; and Sue Ann-Ma, DIAGRAM Center


Classroom Teachers, Disability Services Staff, AT Specialists, and Curriculum Specialists

webinar slides

digital handout

webinar recording

Unable to attend the webinar? A link to the webinar recording will be posted to this page approximately one week after the webinar.


Webinar Resources

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Guest Presenters

Joining an AEM Center Webinar

The AEM Center uses Zoom for its webinars. If this is your first time attending one of our webinars, we recommend that you review Zoom's information for joining a webinar.

Zoom Accessibility Features

The AEM Center’s web conferencing system provides access for participants with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of  Zoom keyboard shortcuts.  Participants can also view closed captioning during a webinar.