PR Newswire: SAS enables visually impaired to ‘visualize’ data (PRESS RELEASE)

From SAS, via PR Newswire: SAS enables visually impaired to ‘visualize’ data (PRESS RELEASE). “People with visual impairments are often shut out from hot careers in STEM fields, including analytics and data science. Why? Because the technology is not accessible. That is changing, thanks to SAS® Graphics Accelerator. The software provides unparalleled access to data visualization and data science for people with visual impairments. Until today, students and professionals with visual impairments have suffered from digital data visualization famine. No surprise, since most charts and graphs are created exclusively for visual consumption. SAS Graphics Accelerator dynamically generates alternative presentations of SAS data visualizations, including verbal descriptions, tabular data and interactive sonification.”