JAWS introduces MathML Braille Output

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Last week, Freedom Scientific released JAWS 17.0.2211, which introduced support for JAWS to display nemeth braille math equations on an external braille display.

This support is tied to JAWS current speech mathML support, so essentially wherever JAWS already reads mathML equations (such as equations from MathType or Moodle) JAWS will now also be able to display those equations in nemeth on an external Braille display. The documentation refers to support for panning large equations that are too large to fit on a display, and also includes both Braille and visual focus highlighting while JAWS reads the equation.  

This means that JAWS, NVDA + MathPlayer, and Voiceover all now provide both Speech and Braille mathML support.