[texhax] Visually Impaired

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Thu Nov 20 17:05:16 CET 2014

Visually impared in which manner?

I know that in DK they have been running tests with blind people, learning them the 8-point braille system (instead of the normal 6-point) and then simply giving them sniplets of LaTeX code to read. A really good example of this using siunitx for units in physics. The code is 1-1 as you say it aloud in english, e.g. gravity


I have not been directly involved so I do not know the conclusions, but they liked the linear nature of LaTeX code.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: texhax [texhax-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Clifford Weil [weil at math.msu.edu]
Sent: 20 November 2014 16:47
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Cc: Thomas, Scott
Subject: [texhax] Visually Impaired

I’m working with people at Michigan State University to promote the use of LaTeX throughout the campus. They would like to know if there is a facility to make the output of a LaTeX file understandable by the visually impaired? The text part doesn’t seem to be a problem; it’s the graphics and similar structures that present difficulty. Is there anything available?


Clifford E. Weil
Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
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