[BlindRUG] Emacs for Statistical Applications with Screen Readers

Liz Hare doggene at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 20 13:30:25 UTC 2017

Hi Laxmisagar,

I think it's pretty difficult to use a screen reader with Emacs in Windows, unless you can get Emacspeak running. There is a port of Emacspeak for Windows but it's not in wide use and I don't have direct experience with it.

I do use R with Emacspeak on Mac and have also done it on Linux. Emacs has a package called Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) that facilitates running R interactively. I like this setup but it has a pretty steep learning curve and I kind of learn the bits and pieces I need as I go along.


> On Jul 19, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Laxmisagar Samai via BlindRUG <blindrug at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone has any experience in using Emacs as an editing
> application for statistical softwares like, R, SAS and STATA with
> screen readers on a windows machine?
> I request for some help.
> Thank you
> Laxmisagar
> Mumbai (India)
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