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One of the greatest obstacles that visually impaired students have to overtake during their high school and university careers is having accessible educational resources as their mates have, namely, books, slides, study material, tests, exercises, and so on. Unfortunately, up to now having these documents promptly ready as their need arise has not been possible. In our presentation, we will show how to produce the different kind of resources needed during study years in a manner that makes them both accessible by visually impaired and easy to be produced with everyday software tools (i.e., MS Word, Design Science MathType, Open Office). We will demonstrate through examples the steps needed to create accessible digital documents with scientific contents (formulae, equations, expressions, and diagrams).
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Mathematics Computer animation Well-formed formula Image resolution Expression Kontraktion <Mathematik> Student's t-test Function (mathematics) Descriptive statistics
Group action Computer animation Mathematical analysis Probability density function
Group action Presentation of a group Computer animation Well-formed formula Order (biology) Rule of inference Probability density function
Computer animation Content (media) Cluster sampling Probability density function
Computer animation Content (media) Right angle
Linear equation Arithmetic mean Computer animation Well-formed formula Expression Insertion loss Probability density function
Axiom of choice Group representation Goodness of fit Group action Computer animation Well-formed formula Content (media) Translation (relic) Object (grammar)
Standard deviation Computer animation Right angle Open set
Fraction (mathematics) Greatest element Computer animation Well-formed formula Right angle Genetic programming Nichtlineares Gleichungssystem
Computer animation Well-formed formula Different (Kate Ryan album) Object (grammar) Probability density function
Mathematics Computer animation Probability density function
Computer animation Maxima and minima Student's t-test Sinc function
Computer animation Content (media) Parameter (computer programming)
Mathematics Computer animation Translation (relic) Water vapor
Slide rule Presentation of a group Numerical digit Computer animation Universe (mathematics) Division (mathematics) Student's t-test Numerical analysis Grothendieck topology
Frequency Numerical digit Presentation of a group Mathematics Computer animation Observational study Confidence interval Content (media) Probability density function
Numerical digit Computer animation Observational study Well-formed formula Expression Content (media) Algebraic structure Cluster sampling Descriptive statistics Probability density function
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Mathematics Process (computing) Computer animation Different (Kate Ryan album) Interface (chemistry) Genetic programming Variable (mathematics) Event horizon
Mathematics Computer animation Observational study Multiplication sign Interface (chemistry) Phase transition Content (media) Genetic programming
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