[BlindRUG] R Studio accessibility

UMIT ERDEM Yigitoglu uyigitoglu at ku.edu.tr
Tue Mar 14 07:18:05 UTC 2017


I have just started to use R but I would love to help as much as
possible too. I think the first step should be R Consortium. They
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2017-03-14 8:58 GMT+03:00, Henrik Bengtsson via BlindRUG <blindrug at nfbnet.org>:
> It should also be mentioned that The R Consortium
> (https://www.r-consortium.org/) may be able to help provide support
> for a working group or an actual project on this topic.  From their
> website:
>
> "The central mission of the R Consortium is to work with and provide
> support to the R Foundation and to the key organizations developing,
> maintaining, distributing and using R software through the
> identification, development and implementation of infrastructure
> projects."
>
> They already support several projects
> (https://www.r-consortium.org/projects/awarded-projects), e.g.
> localization / translation, and workshops.  They regular make calls
> for proposals (https://www.r-consortium.org/projects/call-for-proposals),
> but also simple wishlist suggestions
> (https://github.com/RConsortium/wishlist/issues).
>
> Henrik
>
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Williams, Robin via BlindRUG
> <blindrug at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I agree with Liz's comments below. Personally I have little interest in
>> using R Studio and doubt it would be of much juse to me, although having
>> said that I haven't spent much time looking in to the exact feature set
>> and so perhaps I'm being too quick to judge. It does sound as though it
>> might be useful to those who are less strong in statistical areas though,
>> and with the dubious accessibility of SPSS (and other packages), it would
>> certainly be nice if there was one piece of software that worked out of
>> the box.
>>
>> For what it's worth, my preferred solution for using R is to use Emacs
>> under Windows with Emacs Speaks Statistics. I like not having to work
>> around the R GUI or R Terminal accessibility issues, and also enjoy being
>> able to source code straight from one buffer in to my R session. The idea
>> of writing a more detailed blog post is a good one, I've recently acquired
>> a blog and so I'll look in to doing this in due course.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Robin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: BlindRUG [mailto:blindrug-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Liz Hare
>> via BlindRUG
>> Sent: 13 March 2017 13:51
>> To: Blind R Users Group
>> Cc: Liz Hare
>> Subject: Re: [BlindRUG] R Studio accessibility
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I've been using R since before RStudio was a thing, so I'm not sure what
>> it offers. My first instinct is to say I don't need it, but the point
>> about introducing students to R is a really good one. I like my
>> workarounds, but they have a steep learning curve that could be a barrier
>> to someone thinking about a STEM career. I'd be happy to support anything
>> that develops in that direction.
>>
>> Liz
>>
>>> On Mar 13, 2017, at 8:23 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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>>> More information and useful links about using R as a blind person can be
>>> obtained at:
>>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz
>>>
>>> Look for help using R commands by reading the accessible e-book "Let's
>>> Use R Now" compiled by Jonathan Godfrey at:
>>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz/lurn/front.html
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>>>
>>> Look for help using R commands by reading the accessible e-book "Let's
>>> Use R Now" compiled by Jonathan Godfrey at:
>>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz/lurn/front.html
>>
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>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz
>>
>> Look for help using R commands by reading the accessible e-book "Let's Use
>> R Now" compiled by Jonathan Godfrey at:
>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz/lurn/front.html
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>> More information and useful links about using R as a blind person can be
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>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz
>>
>> Look for help using R commands by reading the accessible e-book "Let's Use
>> R Now" compiled by Jonathan Godfrey at:
>> http://R-Resources.massey.ac.nz/lurn/front.html
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> Now" compiled by Jonathan Godfrey at:
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