Universal Design Goal
Become comfortable with incorporating both Emerging and Developing Steps into your workflow in order to meet universal design goals for STEM content.
Alt Text for Images of Equations
If your equations are images, the first step is to add alternative text. This is a temporary measure until you can transition images into MathML.
Make Documents Available in HTML
It’s not possible to make equations accessible in PDF documents. However, MathML is natively compatible with HTML5. Consider making HTML your final output instead of PDF (or as an additional alternative).
Convert Images to MathML
If you don’t need to convert a lot of images at once, you can use a snapshot tool to capture one equation at a time.
If you have a lot of content with images, you may not want to have to author it all from scratch.
- InftyReader converts images of equations to code – it’s text recognition software for math. You still need to check the resulting output for accuracy using software such as MathType, but this is a good tool for bulk conversions.
Edit Results in MathML Equation Editor
Once you have the math recognized in a document using InftyReader, you need to edit the results using MathType.
The following video shows the process of using both InftyReader and MathType to convert images of math to MathML.