Title: Chemistry for All: Developing Web Standards for the Interaction of Chemical Notation and Screen Reader Software

A set of web standards were developed by a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working group to create a consistent language and audible representation of chemistry equations and formulae within the MathML web standard. These standards will provide input for screen reader applications regarding pronunciation of chemistry subject matter. Generation of a consistent language and vocabulary was developed for both American and British English. Conventions were generated for both verbose and terse forms of communication.  Emphasis was placed on the pedagogical needs of students new to the subject in the verbose form and rapid communication in the terse form.

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