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  • 1. MathML Cloud EDUPUB 2
  • 2. What’s the Problem? ●  MathML is the recommended markup for accessible math via HTML5 and EPUB 3 ●  Significant progress in MathML authoring tools –  Design Science, iBooks Author, Inkling, Metrodigi, OERPUB, Vision Objects, etc. – Page 2
  • 3. My Favorite Example MathPad (iOS) from Vision Objects Page 3
  • 4. However… ●  Chrome and IE 11 do not support MathML ●  EPUB/KF8 reading system support poor ● files/file_attach/ sanders_edupub_slides.pdf Page 4
  • 5. As Result ●  Many publishers convert MathML to SVG/ PNG images and throw away the MathML ●  Accessibility is lost Page 5
  • 6. A Solution 1.  A publisher or other content creator using a MathML Cloud integrated product, such as a InDesign plugin or a proprietary production toolchain, submits MathML code to the MathML Cloud API Page 6
  • 7. A Solution 2.  The MathML is converted to an SVG image using MathJax. There is an option to further convert the SVG to a PNG image. The MathML is also processed by the integrated ChromeVox math utilities to generate a textual description. Page 7
  • 8. A Solution 3.  The API returns HTML/SVG code and the PNG image. The HTML code contains accessibility metadata and a link to the source MathML. The HTML and images can be inserted into a web page or an EPUB 2/3. Page 8
  • 9. A Solution 4.  The end user can choose to click to to access and navigate the original MathML. They can also provide feedback to the publisher and Benetech as to the quality of the automatically generated description. Page 9
  • 10. Who Can Benefit? ●  Publishers: e.g. O’Reilly and Pearson ●  Publisher Service Providers: e.g. Aptara ●  Distributors: e.g. Ingram ●  End User Platforms: e.g. Courseload ,CourseSmart, Google, Inkling, Nook Media and Vital Source ●  LMS, MOOC and other Ed Tech: e.g. Moodle and Coursera ●  Authoring Tool Providers: e.g. Adobe, Metrodigi and OERPUB ●  CMS Platforms: e.g. Wordpress and Drupal ●  Assistive Technology Providers: e.g. Freedom Scientific Page 10
  • 11. What We Will Deliver in 2014 ●  Open Source Software (commercial friendly license) –  Install it in your product toolchain –  Integrate it with your products / tools –  Host the MathML yourself or let us host it ●  A Web Service – –  RESTful API (MathML/LaTex -> described SVG/ PNG or just description and links) –  MathML landing pages Page 11
  • 12. Future Directions ●  Support for crowdsourced improvements via wiki like approach ●  Support for Nemeth Braille ●  Support for different rule sets ●  Analytics Page 12
  • 13. Sign Up For Updates Twitter:@gcapiel Thank You Microsoft’s Tech for Good Program! Page 13