Using MathType to Create Accessible Math Graphs


Scheduled at 11:15am in WB II on Wednesday, November 15 (2017).



  • Darrin Evans, Director Virtual Learning Community Professional Development Center, North Carolina Community College System
  • Andre Anglin, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College

Session Details

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


This presentation will demonstrate using MathType to create accessible math and accessible math graphs.


To remove learning barriers and better support online student learning, The Virtual Learning Community has implemented MathType to create accessible math content. This presentation will focus on the MathType Plug-In and how it can be used to create accessible math content. The Virtual Learning Community implemented this training to make sure online and distance classes are in compliance with ADA standards and applicable federal and state law.


  1. Creating accessible math and math graphs using MathType
  2. Converting math graphs to MathML
  3. Testing accessibile math with the NVDA screen reader

Disability Areas

Topic Areas

Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Darrin Evans

Darrin Evans is an Accessibility Technologist and the Director of the Virtual Learning Communities Professional Development Center. Darrin has a Master’s in Instructional Technology Darrin has over 15 years of experience in eLearning and accessibility of digital content. The Virtual Learning Community is a partnership between the 58 community colleges of the North Carolina Community College System and Wake Technical Community College. Darrin enjoys technology and is always looking for ways to make digital content more accessible to all learners.

Andre Anglin

Andre Anglin graduated from East Carolina University (ECU) with a BS in Computer Science. While attending ECU, he received his first exposure to Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. He worked at the Irene Howell Assistive Technology center. While at the center, he worked with future teachers and professional on creating accessible digital content. After graduation he worked for IBM from 2015 to early 2017. He decided to return to his roots in education and started at Wake Technical Community College in February of 2017, as an accessibility technologist. Currently he works with faculty, staff, DSS, and the Virtual Learning Community [VLC] to ensure all content is accessible.