# Re: math concepts

• From: Zaheer Sheikh <cybergeek2020@xxxxxxxxx>
• To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:17:10 -0700

If you are trying to scan Math equations then most likely the it will
not be scanned correctly. On the other hand, if you are writing and
trying to solve Math problems with the help of Jaws, you can try
pressing Jaws Key+4. You will find several math related symbles in
this list. I'm took Physics this quarter, and I've solved all of the
math related problems on MS Word using Jaws. So far only problem I
have had is that Jaws doesnt read the Square root symble correctly
"√".

Hope this helps,

Zaheer Sheikh

On 10/26/09, Shane W <shane-jfw@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 09:20:25PM -0600, robert Doc Wright wrote:
>> I'm having a problem when reading a problem that has exponents. Instead of
>> announcing 2 to the second it wil announce 22.
>
> Hi,
>
> Math and Jaws is a real beast, especially when you're
> reading someone else's work. There is ways to read
> accessible math ala mathtype but afaik you can't author
> this way. The word equation editor is also inaccessible. So
> it appears that math is just not high on the priority list.
>
> That said, if you are the one writing the math, there are
> ways to do it. Rather than using superscripts for
> exponents, use the ^ symbol to mark it and use () where
> needed to bound the exponent. subscripts ie to denote the
> index of a matrix are done with square brackets and
> fractions can be bounded using (). Also, have a look at
> authoring in tex IE writing the 1 half fraction as
> \frac{1}{2}. Duxbury can take a tex file and translate it
> into nemeth braille for use with an embosser or braille
> display. That and the results come out looking nice in
> print too.
>
> Sorry I can't help you with your superscript recognition
> issue but I'm afraid that's the tip of the iceberg if
> you're getting into math. Good luck.
>
> Shane
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