Status of this work

This is an archived site of work undertaken in 2011/2012. Mathematics accessibility is a fast moving area and there have been substantial advances in the last decade. As such, while this site is retained for background, it is not recommended that the methods described below be followed directly in the modern era. Since this project further work has occurred with the Mathematics Resources Centre at the University of Bath. Links to some of this work are given below and it is recommended that the modern reader refer to these.

From time to time further information may be provided at the Mathematics Resources Centre Mathematics Accessibility project page.

Contents below this statement

  1. Most recent and useful
  2. For those at Bath
  3. Older slides from talks and workshops
  4. Publications
  5. Archived site as originally presented

Most recent and useful

The most recent talk attempts to give a round up of where we are:

The most recent descendents of the work archived at this site are:

For those at Bath

If you are at Bath then you can get help and support from a variety of places:

Older slides from talks and workshops


Methods to produce flexible and accessible learning resources in mathematics

This work was carried out as part of a HESTEM Mathematics Curriculum Innovation project. We have explored methods to produce flexible and accessible learning resources for mathematics with a focus on producing a guide for staff in HEI to enable them as individuals to create flexible resources efficiently and robustly.

A significant barrier for disabled students who enrol on HE programmes of study involving any mathematical or statistical content is the suitability of the resource format for their particular situation. To date, there is no single facility to produce such resources in a flexible format which can be modified according to individual requirements. We hope to provide staff with the requisite knowledge to access and make use of a small selection of currently available software to produce a variety of accessible formats from a single master document. This will enable departments to:

Each document below is itself available in multiple formats produced from a single master. They are intended to act as examples in addition to documenting the project and methods. Hence, if you distribute a document please distribute all versions of the document. We recommend linking to the page instead! We have focused on building basic documents which can be transformed. As we embed these processes in our own work we will improve, bug fix and build on these and we will update this site and the documents on it over time.

Questions, problems and feedback to please!

The challenge: an overview of the project to date

This document provides an overview of:

The overview document is available in multiple formats:

Guidelines for writing documents

This document describes how to write LaTeX for multiple output formats and including documenting symbol, structure, style and commands constraints. It is available in multiple formats:

This document describes how to write Word documents for multiple output formats including style and symbol constraints. It is available in multiple formats:

Guidelines for software setup, transformations and use of outputs

This document describes how to set up the required software and run the transformations in LaTeX and Word documents. It is available in multiple formats:

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