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erinhmcmillan
Instructure
Instructure

Releases Q&A: Rich Content Editor Equation Editor URLs

Looking to discuss this feature from the 2022-01-19 Deploy Notes? Post a reply and start a conversation!

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mpfaff1
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Was this tied to a known issue? I don't often work with faculty who use the math editor, so I'm not familiar with how things worked before this change.

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Fair question, @mpfaff1! This change is helping prepare for the new RCE coming to new Quizzes this year. It doesn't change anything else anywhere in Canvas. 

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mpfaff1
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Thanks!

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brichwin
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The Equation Image Absolute URLs change seems to have broken the 2020-10-17 MathJax Equation Improvements change. The 2020-10-17 MathJax change allowed screen-reading software to access the MathML which provided speech access to the math and also allowed using the interactive equation explorer (either the one built into the JAWS screen-reader, or the one built into MathJax).

LaTeX code as Alt-text on an image for mathematics isn't really an accessible alternative compared to what MathJax offers. Is this effect of disabling MathJax an unintended regression or is Instructure moving Canvas backwards on STEM accessibility?

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@brichwin, this is a bug! Thank you for letting us know so we can get it addressed as quickly as possible. 

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brichwin
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Ah, cool! I was afraid it was a change in direction.

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@brichwin, not at all! Should be fixed now. Thanks again for the heads up.

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