Data Science

Accessible Data Science for the Blind Using R

Three Available Packages Tailored for Visually Impaired R Users There are three packages for the blind R users “sonify” (Siegert & Williams, 2017) for data sonification; “BrailleR” for data textualization (Godfrey, Warren, Murrell, Bilton, & Sorge, 2020); and “tactileR” for data tactualization [Seo (2020); ]. Data Sonification Figure 1: Sample scatter plot. You can sonify the scatterplot above using “sonify” package (Siegert & Williams, 2017) as follows: