I really enjoyed Dr. Nemeth's "Math-speak" article. Each of us who is
blind has, perforce, had to develop some such system for dealing with
math or scientific material being read aloud (computer programs aren't as
tough). Although it would take a bit of getting used to, I think Dr.
Nemeth's approach has wonderful possibilities. We should definitely
consider the benefits of developing a "standard" for spoken math for the
blind based upon it. I'd only make a couple of changes (and these are,
perhaps, a matter of taste rather than substance). I'd use "bang" for the
exclamation point (as in UNIX usage) and, since "left" and "right" have
the same number of sylables (one) as "l" and "r", I'd say "left-par" and
"right-par" etc. But these are trifles.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
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