we need support for blind students studying college-level algebra and calculus

Duplicate Issue #929111 • See Issue #761501


Oct 8, 2014
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

  1. start Window-Eyes 8.4
  2. start Internet Explorer 11
  3. navigate to www.mathjax.org
  4. note how none of the math is spoken correctly
  5. downgrade Internet Explorer 11 to Internet Explorer 9
  6. install MathPlayer 3.0
  7. navigate to www.mathjax.org
  8. note how all the math is represented as "[Math Processing Error]"

In other words: there is no environment that I can figure out that allows my students to access their math study material online.

Expected Results:

Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA require that all content be made accessible to persons with disabilities. When Microsoft disabled MathPlayer in IE10 and IE11, it broke the accessibility requirement. Unfortunately, there are no alternatives for blind users who rely on screen readers like JAWS and Window-Eyes and who need to pass math classes as part of their graduating requirements. Internet Explorer 11 (and all other browser makers for that matter) should support Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA, and any assistive technology required by persons with disabilities.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sermet I.” to “Andy H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Andy H.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Duplicate”

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