[BlindRUG] Just Getting Started: Difficulties navigating the terminal window.

Godfrey, Jonathan A.J.Godfrey at massey.ac.nz
Tue Mar 20 07:03:15 UTC 2018

Hello Shey,

I wonder if you're definitely using the terminal mode of running R as against the GUI console.

The instructions for sorting this out are in LURN, Chapter 2.

I'm not sure what you're doing with the mouse. Most JAWS users would use the JAWS cursor to review the screen; this is possible in the GUI Console as well as the terminal. You may find it helpful to route the JAWS to PC cursor when switching over.

Hope this helps,

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Hello all.
I am Lontum Nchadze, Statistical analyst with the Budget Devission of the Cameroon Ministry of Finance. I have always worked with Stata, but recently took the decision to learn and start using R, in preparation for doctoral studies and other professional opportunities in the private sector.

I am currently reading Jonathan’s book (Let’s use R now) to get started, but currently still experiencing a basic problem as follows:

When I type any code into the terminal window and hit enter, I don’t hear any results read out by Jaws, and find nothing when I try to move around with the mouse. I also find it imposible to clear the terminal window, a situation I always experience with the operating system’s command prompt as well. Unfortunately, if I cannot tell whether my code is working or not, I will find it very difficult to progress with my learning.

I run R version 3.4.3, which installs both the 32 bits and 64 bits flavours. My screen reader is Jaws 16.0, running on windows seven ultimate.

Please I need very urgent help. I have already paid for a course on Courserra, but needed to get ahead with issues of accessibility before starting the course.


Lontum E. Nchadze
Statistical Analyst
Department of the Budget
Cameroon Ministry of Finance
+(237) 677 199 500

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