Nearly 240 data scientists have proved themselves nimble enough at their work to be certified instructors for the ‘tidyverse’, a popular package for manipulating and visualizing data in the R programming language. JooYoung Seo is unique among them — the first blind instructor to gain certification.
Most tidyverse users present data in the form of charts and graphs. Seo, an information and learning scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, who lost his sight at age ten owing to glaucoma, uses touch, sound and speech. He is one of a small but growing group of researchers working to make science more accessible to people with limited vision. “The overarching challenge is that content is visually designed,” Seo says. “But visualization is only one of the representation methods. We can represent data in multimodal ways.”
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