BrailleR: Improved Access for Blind Users

Blind users do not have access to the graphical output from R without printing the content of graphics windows to an embosser of some kind. This is not as immediate as is required for efficient access to statistical output. The functions here are created so that blind people can make even better use of R. This includes the text descriptions of graphs, convenience functions to replace the functionality offered in many GUI front ends, and experimental functionality for optimising graphical content to prepare it for embossing as tactile images.

Version: 1.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.0)
Imports: devtools, dplyr, extrafont, ggplot2 (≥ 3.0.0), gridGraphics, gridSVG, hunspell, knitr, mathjaxr, moments, quarto, Rdpack, rmarkdown, roloc, rolocISCCNBS, tidyr, whisker, XML, xtable, grDevices
Suggests: broom, emmeans, ggfortify, installr, lmtest, markdown, multcomp, nortest, rstatix, spelling, tidyverse
Published: 2023-07-10
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.BrailleR
Author: A. Jonathan R. Godfrey ORCID iD [aut, cre], Debra Warren [aut], Donal Fitzpatrick ORCID iD [ctb], Duncan Murdoch [ctb], Greg Snow ORCID iD [ctb], Henrik Bengtsson ORCID iD [ctb], James Curtis [ctb], James Thompson ORCID iD [aut], JooYoung Seo [ctb], Marshall Flax [ctb], Paul Murrell ORCID iD [aut], Sophie Banks [ctb], Timothy Bilton ORCID iD [aut], Tony Hirst [ctb], Tsan-Kuang Lee [ctb], Volker Sorge [aut], Yihui Xie ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: A. Jonathan R. Godfrey <a.j.godfrey at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: Python 3 and wxPython 4.0
Language: en-US
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: BrailleR results


Reference manual: BrailleR.pdf
Vignettes: GettingStarted
Example 1: Histograms
Example 2: Basic numerical summaries
Example 3: Univariate Description
Example 4: A single continuous response with one grouping factor
Exploring Graphs


Package source: BrailleR_1.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): BrailleR_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): BrailleR_1.0.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): BrailleR_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): BrailleR_1.0.2.tgz
Old sources: BrailleR archive


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