I have a blind student who is learning R with me this semester (get ready for lots of comments!), and we've run into our first challenge. Even with screen reader support enabled, the screen reader seems not to be set up to say line breaks in RMarkdown documents. Instead, if an empty line has focus, the screen reader reads the text of the line above, but in a slightly different tone/pitch.
Any ideas for how to fix this? I suppose it's possible it's a setting in the screen reader software, but the student has said other code applications (e.g. Eclipse) do have a way to read a line break/empty line.