Mathematical Markup Languages
Math in a web environment typically uses different entry formats. LaTeX is the most common math markup language, allowing individual to insert mathematical and scientific notations for the web. LaTeX on its own is not compliant with accessibility guidelines. MathML, a different markup language, is compatible with accessibility guidelines.
Math and Science in Canvas
There is a math equation editor in the rich content editor (RCE) within Canvas. For accessibility, the equations generated with the math editor will create both the LaTeX and MathML descriptions for the equation. Both the LaTeX and MathML descriptions will be added to the alt tag for the equation image and screen readers will read your math formulas correctly.
The Math editor can be located on the RCE toolbar in the middle of the bottom row. The icon appears to be the square root of x.
- How do I use the Math Editor in the Rich Content Editor? – Canvas Community
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