Science and Math Accessibility

Science and Math Accessibility

Disclaimer: The eLearning office staff are not experts in math, science, or medical equations.  We can only suggest products, services and assist in training as we become more knowledgeable in this area.  We are open to suggestions and corrections to misinformation.  The College has not specified what software will be used in making equations accessible.  As more knowledge and software becomes available, we will update this section.  Our recommendations, suggestions and best practices are gathered from a number of other College’s who are also working through the same problems. If you have questions please contact the eLearning Office.

EquatIO

MathType

eLearning

Microsoft Word

Latex

Graphing

We are excited about Desmos as an accessible graphing tool for both instructors and students with visual disabilities. Students who are blind and using a screen reader, can both create graphs and consume (read and listen to) them.

Disclaimer: The download (Desktop) version has known issues with Microsoft Word. EquatIO website has more information.  If you have questions or would like to learn how to use the software, please contact the eLearning Office.

Math/Science Publisher Content

Proceed with caution when dealing with publisher-based content. It should be carefully vetted for accessibility.

And consider switching to WeBWorK which is an accessible online homework site.

Tests

  • TestGen is not recommended. When we last tested it, it did not export to an accessible format.
  • Make sure any tests or quizzes follow the specific document type rules listed above.
  • If a student has a time extension which would make taking the test unreasonable to complete in one sitting (imagine taking a six-hour exam in one session!), the instructor should split the test into multiple parts so that the student can take the different parts on different days.

Math/Science Resources

Coming soon.