The availability of a viable and robust technical standard for the inclusion of mathematical content in K–12 instructional materials significantly facilitates the creation of valid XML source files containing mathematical content, which in turn will allow these files to be transformed into student-ready versions—such as digital text and braille—that are far more accessible to print-disabled students than the current image-based math files included in NIMAS filesets. For additional information about MathML, see the following:


The NIMAS continues to meet IDEA requirements, but SEAs and LEAs are encouraged to ask publishers to use the MathML3 Sturcture Guidelaines when requesting NIMAS files. For help on including this in contracts with publishers, please contact your PATINS Regional Coordinator or the ICAM.