Appendix D Notes on accessibility
Special attention has been paid to make this HTML version as accessible as possible, especially to readers using Assistive Technology (AT), such as screen readers. It has, however, not been extensively tested. If you are using it with a screen reader or Braille terminal, or are helping a student who relies on such tools (e.g., as instructor or accessibility advisor), and you have feedback please get in touch!
Navigation and styles
We have adopted the HTML style provided by BookML, developed for the Leeds mathematics department by Vincenzo Mantova. It provides a collapsible navigation menu, buttons at the top of each page to select the font size, switch between serif and sansserif font, and blackonwhite, darkonsepia, or lightondark display options.
Symbols and formulas
All logical symbols and formulas in this book are converted to MathML and displayed using MathJax. MathJax provides additional accessibility features for formulas, which are found in the MathJax context menu—activate/right click on any formula to activate it. If your screen reader does not read out formulas such as $\forall x(A(x)\wedge B(x))$ you may need to activate Speech Output in the Speech submenu of the MathJax accessibility menu.
For reference, here is a table of all the symbols used in the text, how they are (probably?) pronounced, and what they are called in the text. In the rightmost column we provide a suggested way to enter them using ASCII characters, if inserting special symbols (in a homework assignment or email to your instructor, say) is not an option.
Symbol  Pronounciation  Meaning  ASCII equivalent 

$\mathrm{\neg}$  not sign  logical not 
~ or 

$\vee $  or  logical or  \/ 
$\wedge $  and  logical and 
/\ or &

$\to $  right arrow  conditional 
> or >

$\leftrightarrow $  left right arrow  biconditional 
<> or <>

$\perp $  up tack  contradiction 
__ or !?

$\forall $  for all  universal quantifier 
A or @

$\exists $  there exists  existential quantifier 
E or 3

$\therefore $  therefore  therefore  :. 
$\u22a2$  right tack  proves   
$\u22ac$  does not prove  does not prove  / 
$\models $  true  entails  = 
$\u22ad$  not true  does not entail  /= 
$\mathrm{\square}$  white square  necessary  [] 
$\mathrm{\u25c7}$  white diamond  possible  <> 
Subscripts should be pronounced by screen readers, although
if the subscript is a number, they may not be. They can be
represented by an underline, e.g., ${A}_{2}$ as A_2
.
The expressions ‘blank’ and ‘iff’ are used throughout the textbook. ‘Iff’ is short for ‘if and only if’. The HTML versions of both are provided with ARIA labels to help screen readers pronounce them properly (i.e., as ‘blank’ and ‘ifeff’).
Proofs
The natural deduction proofs in parts IV, VII and VIII use vertical lines to indicate where subproofs start and end. Such vertical lines extend from the assumption line of the subproof to its last line and are displayed between the line numbers and the formulas in any given line. This makes proofs a special challenge for users with low vision or complete loss of vision.
To make these proofs accessible in this HTML version, proofs are coded as tables. Each table line has four columns: the line number, a subproof level indicator, a formula, and a justification. The subproof level indicator is a number recording how many nested subproofs the current line is contained in. It is 0 if the line is not contained in a subproof, 1 if it is in a subproof, 2 if it is in a subproof nested within another subproof, and so on. When reading out a subproof level indicator, screen readers should also announce if a subproof has just been closed on the previous line, and when a new subproof starts. The table header rows and subproof level indicators are hidden so that proofs visually appear as in the printed text.
Here is an example of such a proof:
Line number

Subproof level

Formula

Justification


$1$ 
0

$(W\vee X)\vee (Y\vee Z)$

PR

$2$ 
0

$X\to Y$

PR

$3$ 
0

$\mathrm{\neg}Z$

PR

$4$ 
open subproof,
1

$W\vee X$

AS

$5$ 
open subproof,
2

$W$

AS

$6$ 
2

$W\vee Y$

$\vee $I $5$

$7$ 
close subproof,
open subproof,
2

$X$

AS

$8$ 
2

$Y$

$\to $E $2$, $7$

$9$ 
2

$W\vee Y$

$\vee $I $8$

$10$ 
close subproof,
1

$W\vee Y$

$\vee $E $4$, $5$–$6$, $7$–$9$

$11$ 
close subproof,
open subproof,
1

$Y\vee Z$

AS

$12$ 
1

$Y$

DS $11$, $3$

$13$ 
1

$W\vee Y$

$\vee $I $12$

$14$ 
close subproof,
0

$W\vee Y$

$\vee $E $1$, $4$–$10$, $11$–$13$

It has 14 lines, with 3 premises, 2 levels of subproof nesting, and two pairs of adjacent subproofs. For instance, the subproof beginning on line 5 ends at line 6, and line 7 starts another subproof. So the subproof levels of lines 6 and 7 is the same, but lines 6 and 7 are in different subproofs. If you cannot see the subproof lines, you have to pay special attention to how the subproof level numbers change and when a formula is an assumption. A screen reader should announce line 7 as “7, close subproof, 2, open subproof, $X$, AS.”