Research on Development of Incorporating BanierFree into Mathematical Educations on the Network
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Nihon University Junior College |
KAWANE Fukashi Nihon University Junior College, Department of Engineering Science, Lecture, 基礎工学科, 講師 (90234088)
YAMAGUCHI Katsuhito Nihon University Junior College, Department of Engineering Science, Assistant Professor, 基礎工学科, 教授 (00182428)
KOMADA Zbshihiko Nihon University Junior College, Department of Engineering Science, Research Assistant, 基礎工学科, 助手 (30360316)
KANAHORI Toshihiro Research and Support Center on High Education for The Hearing and Visually Impaired, Tsukuba University of Tedmology, Assistant Professor, 障害者高等教育研究支援センター, 助教授 (00352568)
|Project Period (FY)
2004 – 2005
Completed (Fiscal Year 2005)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000)
|Keywords||Mathematical education / Barrier-free / network / MathML / Speech output / MATHML / mathematical education|
We have studied to improve the environment that a visually disabled person can freely access to science and mathematics materials written by MathML on the Web. To incorporate barrier-free in mathematical expressions by MathML, we developed the 'MathML Proxy' that was an interface expressing mathematical formulas on a browser. This program is a proxy server changing a MathML included in homepages for an accessible form
Its function is following that
(1) Intermediating a browser between a web server as a proxy,
(2) Making a request to a web server for contents,
(3) Translating an only MathML which is contained the contents received form web server into an accessible form,
(4) Putting translated contents out to a browser.
It is almost possible to read mathematical formulas aloud on a browser, using the existing screen reader running on windows system, and to express image of mathematical formulas on the browser not showing MathML
On constructing educational contents, we adjust the database of mathematical formulas enabling to browse on the web.
And we open it on URL http : //pegasus. gaea. jcn. ni hon-u. ac. j p.
We develop the CGI program editing and uploading the formula database or the teaching material created by a math editor (Infty editor, etc).
On developing an input /output interface and a macro of reading mathematical materials, we made the Japanese version 'Chatty Infty' and English version one adding a speech aloud system to 'Infty Editor'. In future, evolving the technique, we proceed to investigate a more barrier-free browser.
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