In talking about accessibility and campus, several of our faculty have asked about the equation editor in the RCE. From what I can tell, it encodes using LaTeX, which is (I think?) readable by screen readers. In searching this site, the General Accessibility Design Guidelines and the Accessibility Within Canvas doc don't really drill down to this level.

What has your experience been with accessibility and the built-in Math editor? And if it's not awesome, what alternates have you worked with?

Oh, I should note... the questions are framed around reading it, but authoring equations is equally interesting/important.

Thanks.

Hi Marc,

It does use LaTex, but the nice thing about it is when you add it to the page it generates it as an image with alt text that has both LaTex and MathML. Since it has MathML attached to it, someone using a screen reader should hear the equation read correctly. The LaTex is also read by screen readers. The only potentially confusing thing is you will hear the LaTex first followed by MathML, which may be initially confusing for some users.