SAS Graphics Accelerator Tutorial #1: How to

Hi, my name is Esteban and I’m currently a senior in high school. Over the summer, I attended a STEM camp for the blind and visually impaired in North Carolina. One of our activities was to visit SAS and learn how to use SAS Graphics Accelerator, a widget available on the chrome app store that allows the blind and visually impaired to “read” graphs. We even had the opportunity to provide feedback, which has been included in a recent update of the Accelerator. This is the first video in a tutorial series on how to use SAS Graphics Accelerator, explaining how to read graphs. Watch the next video to find out how to customize the Accelerator to your preferences. 

The video below demonstrates how to use the Accelerator.

Additional SAS Graphics Accelerator posts:

Activity: Reading bar chars using fun facts about planets

Activity: Create and share a simple bar chart

Activity: Reading line charts that show stock market data

Activity: Creating line charts from Yahoo finance stock market data




Posted by George ThompsonNov 01, 2018

Hello Esteban,

This looks very interesting. I showed it to our math teacher, and she said although it is very cool, she has to teach reading graphs tactilely since that is how students are tested. Testing drives everything here but the SAS GA might be something I could teach in my technology class to prepare kids for college, as it may be difficult for them to obtain tactile materials consistently and accurately while in higher education.  In fact, we are right next to LSU and various departments often contact us on advice for delivering content and on teaching and learning for VI students. Thank you so much for posting this.

Thanks again,

George S. Thompson