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MathType for Office Tools integrations

MathType for Office tools is an integration of MathType web editor in a third-party environment:

  • MathType for Microsoft 365 integrates MathType web editor into Word and PowerPoint desktop, Word and PowerPoint online and Word and PowerPoint for iPad

  • MathType for Google Workspace integrates MathType web editor into Google Docs and Google Slides

This report covers MathType web editor accessibility features integrated in these third-party apps.

The integrations in third-party applications include a button in a ribbon or in a command menu which launches a window (or similar) where the MathType web editor is embedded. WIRIS provides required info such as tooltips and understandable labels, but the third-party application is responsible for its accessibility.

The equation image created is also integrated in the third-party environment. WIRIS provides accessible text in all its equation images, but the third-party application is responsible for its accessibility.

MathType as a web-based application and as an authoring tool

MathType as a web-based application has these main features:

  • Creating/Editing math equations.

MathType lets you edit math equation using two editing modes:

  • Classic input mode uses symbols and templates from MathType's toolbar, combining them to build the equation.

  • Handwritten input mode lets you write the equation in your own handwriting. This input mode is an alternative input mode for the classic input. It is not intended to be used by users without vision or limited manipulation.

MathType as an authoring tool generates these products:

  • Equation images.

MathType for Office Tools VPAT

In order to ease the reading of this report, there are two separate tables corresponding to applicable requirement scopes “Web” and “Authoring tool”. For the third applicable scope, “Support Documentation”, you can find MathType Support Documentation VPAT at our Documentation

Requirements related to “Software”, “Closed Functionality Software”, “non-web document” or “Product Docs” don’t apply because MathType is a web-based application, it is not a closed functionality software, and all its documentation is web.

VPAT report revisions

This revision

  • updates to VPAT® Version 2.4 and includes WCAG 2.1 criteria

  • builds a single document for MathType for Microsoft 365 and MathType for Google Workspace applications as part of MathType for Office Tools.