[Blindmath] Opening SAS Data Files in SAS with JAWS 17

Theodor Loots theo.loots at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 11:16:26 UTC 2016


Dear Zac,

You have a number of options:
(1)	First run a proc contents on your dataset:  The final table in the
output is an alphabetical list of all the variables and their attributes.
(2)	Use proc print, or proc sql to print the first 10 observations of
the set:  This will give you an idea of what is going on in the data.

Make sure that html output is generated, otherwise you'll have a hard time
trying to navigate the results.

I hope this helps...

Best,
t

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Zac,

I'm afraid you won't find too many active participants on this list who use
SAS often enough to answer your question.
Your question isn't actually a JAWS question, but it might be a screen
reader issue; I do doubt that however because I believe this is a problem
faced by many SAS users.

In the first instance, I believe this is the sort of issue your department
should be sorting out with you. I firmly believe that if a student has to
use specified software, that the relevant staff should be ready to support
all students, blind or sighted. Importing data is such a fundamental
activity for any statistical software that the staff should be able to help
you. This means that if they don't know how to answer your question
immediately, that they have an obligation to find out for you.

A second strategy might be to track down the accessibility experts at SAS. I
definitely think this is plan B though. 

Personally, I'd be looking to open that file in some other software first,
but if I recall correctly this isn't an option you have at present.

Jonathan




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Subject: [Blindmath] Opening SAS Data Files in SAS with JAWS 17

Hi folks, 

 

How do you perform procedures/prepare a data set for performing procedures
located on your PC in a .sas7bdat file? It seems like it shouldn't be
difficult, but this is way beyond the simple streight-forward analisis I've
done with Excel in the past. I've found web help, but I can't get all the
information I need to properly "reference?" the data set. I omitted the
"NEWVAR" statement because I can't physically see the data set and I don't
know what the tables look like. 

 

Basicly, how do I work with data originating from someone else's SAS data
that I have no clue what it looks like with JAWS in SAS? 

 

 

Help much appreciated.

 

Zac

 

Zachary Mason

M.S. Student

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Mississippi State University

 

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