LaTeX and MathML – What Content Creators Need to Know

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Presented at 2:15pm in Meadowbrook I/II on Thursday, November 17, 2016.



  • Krista Greear Wright, Senior Accessibility Strategist, Anthology

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference


New to converting math content? Not sure what all the terms mean, let alone how to explain it to someone else? Krista will present what she's learned in the last 3 years about what you need to know, what you do and what you need to explain to content creators, particularly faculty.


Converting STEM content (most notably math) is complex. MathML, MathJax, MathType, LaTeX, where does it all begin (and more importantly END)? As Krista works on a grass roots movement to help her campus make math content more accessible, she is learning what questions to ask of content creators and what information to share. Her primary goal is to give the least amount of information to faculty that will yield the best accessible practices. A big part of this is understanding some of the basic elements of converting math, it's challenges and it's opportunities.


  1. Understand the basics about converting math into an accessible format, particularly in documents.
  2. Identify information needs to be communicated to content creators, namely faculty.
  3. Share strategies about how to introduce content creators to best practices for accessible STEM.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Alternate Format

Speaker Bio(s)

Krista Greear Wright

An enthusiastic, data-driven individual, Krista is passionate about inclusivity. With over 12 years of experience in higher education accessibility, Krista’s focus is to accelerate the educational landscape regarding digital content. Her expertise is in document and video accessibility, although is interested in web and application accessibility as well.

Leveraging her Master of Education in Educational Technology, Krista is interested in the intersection of accessibility, inclusion, and instructional design. She is excited about improving the educational experience for all students by working with administrators, faculty, and students to make changes at a system level.