Accessibility of R with screen reading

Hello,
I am new to R, as well as to this community. Does anyone have current information on the accessibility of R specifically with JAWS? Is there a current VPAT available for review? I have seen older posts that there were known issues. I have a student coming this fall, and want to be sure that his materials will be accessible. Thank you-
Alice Wershing

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Just to disambiguate, are you asking about R or RStudio (the IDE — see detail in FAQ, below).


R itself is quite accessible (see report from A. Jonathan R. Godfrey linked to below, also available as free open article here).
https://r-resources.massey.ac.nz/StatSoftware/
RStudio (the IDE), however, is not, as of yet.

See also the BrailleR package
https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/BrailleR/vignettes/GettingStarted.html

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Hi, as Mara said, the RStudio IDE itself is not yet accessible via screen readers.

We know this is unacceptable, and I am actively working on improving that for the next major release (1.3) of the RStudio IDE, but unfortunately that will not be ready this fall; more likely early in 2020.

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