Research into making Math Web Content Accessible

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 9, 2003–Design Science announced today it has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to research ways of making mathematical content accessible to people with vision disabilities. Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act mandates that federal agencies make Web content accessible to those with visual disabilities, including blindness, low vision, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. While assistive technologies exist today that make textual content accessible to such people, making the same technology work for mathematical content has been problematic. With this grant, Design Science hopes to make significant progress toward the goal of making math accessible.

Plans to Bring Math Web Content under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Thanks to Matthew Ogston of AccessibleNet.org for the link.

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Accessify on Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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