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Hi - Does anyone use WebWork for math courses? We are finding it to be one of the most accessible math sites available. We would love to find some official documentation that verifies our findings.

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College

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We are using it on a limited scale, but I haven't looked at it much. It's potentially going to have a bigger presence on our campus because of some changes this week. In my research I found this documentation.

I noted that they use MathJax for their display technology, so things are looking good. I'll probably be looking at it more closely soon, but it will be a few weeks.


Well, apparently we do: But it was news to me.... I'd be interested to hear what you have found. I don't have access to any of the math courses they list in our Math department and haven't tried the system otherwise.

Ken Petri
Program Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center
102D Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43210
Office: 614.292.1760 | Mobile: 614.218.1499 | Fax: 614.292.4190 |

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While I haven't spent time specifically with WebWork, I previously analyzed low-vision accessibility for MathJax and MathPlayer and concluded that MathJax provides more robust support including (1) inheritance of OS/browser display settings (e.g.font/background color, font size) in both normal and magnified modes; (2) higher-quality magnification (vector vs. bitmap-based so it magnifies beautifully); and (3) greater flexibility/granularity in terms of magnification rates. MathPlayer still makes sense, however, for those who utilize TTS or Braille. Hope that's helpful. Best, Mark Turner, M.A. Director, Center for Accessible Media CSU Office of the Chancellor (562) 951-4353 work (562) 951-4857 fax On 11/27/12 2:01 PM, "Ken Petri" wrote: >--f46d044794f9c2645204cf813111 >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 > >Well, apparently we do: But it was news to >me.... I'd be interested to hear what you have found. I don't have access >to any of the math courses they list in our Math department and haven't >tried the system otherwise. > > >ken >-- >Ken Petri >Program Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center >102D Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 >Office: 614.292.1760 | Mobile: 614.218.1499 | Fax: 614.292.4190 > | > > > >

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