[Athen] Help with making statistics accessible to blind student

Noble,Stephen L. steve.noble at louisville.edu
Sat Dec 9 09:04:34 PST 2017

1) If you are creating materials for statistics, try using the SAS Graphics Accelerator
If your campus statistics instructors use SAS, then that's the perfect solution. But worth looking into regardless. Here's a video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqtOZvx7Sk

2) For a student producing their own graphs, use some type of accessible graphing calculator. A few options:

3) Mathematical formulas used in statistics can be made accessible by creating them with MathML. There are various methods and tools, depending upon what source you are starting with. Here's a page with an overview:

Hope that helps.

--Steve Noble
steve.noble at louisville.edu

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Does anyone have any experience with making statistics course materials (specifically formulas, graphs, and charts) accessible to blind students.

Currently, a student of ours wants the materials brailled, but this poses time and financial challenges.

Ideally, if there were a way to electronically produce graphs and formulas that can be accessed through a screen reader, this student would have a better time in keeping pace with the class in accessing coursework.

All suggestions welcome.


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