Yesterday, a reader who is visually impaired left me a comment asking if I could convert my answer to ASCII in order for him to read as parts of it were difficult for him to read.
I was wondering if thought had ever been given to adding easier methods for those with these challenges as I applaud him for working so hard to enjoy the mathematics that all of us love.
Can there be simple options to accomplish things like he requested? For example (there are probably others, but I am rushed at the moment):
- A simple button to convert MathJax to ASCII?
- A simple button to increase the size of the display (for those where this might be difficult to use the font-size choices?
On the Maxima mailing list, we had a request from a blind person and the entire community was just floored to try and learn how he is able to use Maxima to do math (they wanted to write a story about it, but not sure where that ended up).
Are there things this site can do to improve accessibility in this regard? This could certainly extend to other physically challenged areas too.