University of Oregon

Resources

Several resources related to research on Mathematics eText include the work by The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) at the University of Oregon. Its federally funded research investigated the impact of "supported electronic text" (or supported etext) on students' comprehension of content area material. Supported etext is digital text that has been modified in ways that are designed to increase access and support comprehension. These modifications are categorized by the role they play in the reading process - leading to a typology of eleven types of etext supports.

Another resource developed by MeTRC staff is the MeTRC Research Library, a public collection of annotated citations on Accessible Math, Image Description, Math Disabilities, Readability, and Word Problems. This library also supports the Intriguing Questions we publish on this site.

Within the area of Accessible Math, contributing scholar, Stephen Noble, has completed several articles on the topic of Speech to Text in mathematics. His articles provide an introduction to computer-generated math speech and discusses the issues that are related to making math accessible through synthetic speech.

  • Math Text-to-Speech

    The ability to provide effective text-to-speech for mathematics content has increased steadily over the past decade, due largely to the development and support of Mathematical Markup Language (MathML), which provides a standard, open-source method to encode math notation within digital content in such a way that synthetic speech engines can automatically generate math speech. However, many people in academic and professional settings are unfamiliar with the concept of math text-to-speech. The aim of this section of the MeTRC website, therefore, is to provide an introduction to computer-generated math speech and to discuss the issues which are related to making math accessible through synthetic speech.

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