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ADCET Webinar: Digital Maths - The future of inclusion and how we can get there

This ADCET webinar provided an overview and demonstration of Texthelp's Equatio.

Traditional maths education often struggles when we think about inclusivity. A one-size-fits-all approach that can often leave many students behind.

Digital maths helps make maths more accessible to more students. Enabling alternative representations of mathematical concepts which can be helpful for students with visual impairments. Universal Design for Learning enables Maths to be accessible for all learners.

Meet Texthelp's Equatio a powerful equation editor that makes it easy to create digital, accessible maths. If you've ever tried to create Maths and STEM problems digitally you'll appreciate the complexities. Explore how Universal Design for Learning brings students different ways to represent their understanding through speech to text, handwritten input and maths prediction editor.

Difference between MathML / LaTex


  • MathML is a universal format for math that is easily convertible into visible, audible, tactile, and machine-readable forms
  • MathML supports aural navigation through complex math equations for better understanding
  • MathML provides support for various braille math formats


  • LaTex is a math markup language familiar to many in the math & science community and is commonly used in Higher Education
  • LaTex is not supported with screenreader technology (however, you can create Math in Equatio using LaTex which will generate Alt Text which is recognisable by screenreader technology)


An image of Rachel Coathup, a woman with long blonde hair smiling and wearing a black Texthelp tshirt

Rachel Coathup has a passion for supporting educators to use technology to enhance teaching and learning supporting all learners. She's the Customer Success Director (ASIAPAC) at Texthelp and has worked with schools, colleges and universities delivering training and support in using EdTech. Prior to this, she was a Primary Teacher for 6 years in public and private sectors (AU and UK). During her teaching experience this has included Computing Curriculum designer and Lead Teacher of Technology for Learning. She is also an ISTE Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator.

(February 2024)

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