According to a multitude of help pages, the `math` environment supports an `alt` tag that displays alternative text for the use with screen readers. Currently, however, this is not the case:

- ) The alt attribute is ignored
- ) The TeX code to create the formula is displayed as the alt text of the resulting image

Example:

<math alt="Square root of pi">\sqrt{\pi}</math>

Should display "Square root of pi" as alt text. However, it displays `{\sqrt {\pi }}`

Alternatively: The Help and Acessibility Pages may need to be updated to the new preferred screenreader formatting for maths formulae

See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Displaying_a_formula#Rendering (Second paragraph)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_talk:Displaying_a_formula#Alternative_text_does_not_work_as_described

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T3962

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T136915

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T86521