[BlindRUG] R Studio accessibility

Henrik Bengtsson henrik.bengtsson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 16:56:38 UTC 2017


I'd like to suggest that you blog and tweet about your accessibility
experiences with R (not just with RStudio) in  a constructive way.
This will help bring awareness to developers and help identify
low-hanging fruits as well as more long-term objectives.  The
community is friendly, but also so big these days that the persons who
can do the simple fixes might not even be aware they're in a position
to help out.

If you blog, make sure to add your blog to
https://www.r-bloggers.com/.  It reaches lots of folks these days.

Cheers,

Henrik

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 5:23 AM, Martin, Vincent F via BlindRUG
<blindrug at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I would gladly join in, as I think it would much easier to teach blind students to use "
> R" if the R studio IDE was accessible.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BlindRUG [mailto:blindrug-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marcus Low via BlindRUG
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 8:14 AM
> To: blindrug at nfbnet.org
> Cc: Marcus Low <low.marcus at gmail.com>
> Subject: [BlindRUG] R Studio accessibility
>
> Dear All
>
> Would there be any value in a group of us writing to the developers of R Studio regarding its lack of accessibility and encouraging them to take steps to improve it?
>
> It seems to me we are all using relatively difficult work-arounds - while the ideal would in fact be for an IDE like R Studio to be made accessible. It will not happen quickly and it will not happen if only one or two of us ask - but maybe if a few of us make an appeal then we might be in a better position a few years from now.
>
> I am keen to hear what others think.
>
> Thanks
> Marcus
>
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