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Is there a particular reason for the question mark being $\rm\LaTeX$ and not plain text? — Asaf Karagila ♦ May 17 at 13:48
@AsafKaragila it's my habit, the question mark looks glossy in latex and dull without it — MathStackexchangeIsNotSoBad May 17 at 14:19
MathJax breaks screen readers. Please don't use it unnecessarily. For example, for that. — Asaf Karagila ♦ May 17 at 15:12
What is a screen reader?? @AsafKaragila — MathStackexchangeIsNotSoBad May 17 at 15:34
@MathStackexchangeIsNotSoBad Wikipedia: Screen reader - basically software which can read content of the screen. (In this case we're talking about the content of a Stack Exchange post.) It is useful for visually impaired people. See also: To what extent is Math.SE accessible to a blind user? and Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?Martin Sleziak 1 min ago
A screen reader is a form of assistive technology (AT) that renders text and image content as speech or braille output. Screen readers are essential to people who are blind, and are useful to people who are visually impaired, illiterate, or have a learning disability. Screen readers are software applications that attempt to convey what people with normal eyesight see on a display to their users via non-visual means, like text-to-speech, sound icons, or a braille device. They do this by applying a wide variety of techniques that include, for example, interacting with dedicated accessibility APIs...
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Q: To what extent is Math.SE accessible to a blind user?

davidlowrydudaMy attention has recently been drawn to more questions about the accessibility of mathematics on the web. I've recently seen demos of a variety of screen readers interpret a variety of math-content on webpages. The task of parsing the representation of the math itself (i.e. parsing the MathJax/Ma...

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A: To what extent is Math.SE accessible to a blind user?

davidlowrydudaIn the couple of days since I have asked this question, a number of visually disabled users and people have been kind enough to reach out to me through private channels. I write here to summarize what I've been told. MathJax has accessibility options (which can be experimented with through its r...

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Q: Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?

HeavenlyHarmonyI tried writing a formula on Why are some equations and formulas written in a way that suggests the smaller number divides the bigger number, instead of the other way around?, but I cannot find the option to show math as when I use shift F10. All I see is a context menu for my web browser. The do...

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A: Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?

davidlowrydudaMathJax provides an accessibility extension that works with a variety of screen readers. For more details concerning MathJax and screen readers, I suggest reading this link on accessibility features in MathJax. Often this is through MathML, as MathJax translates expressions to MathML internally. ...

 

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