[Blindmath] SPSS 21 Accessibility

Tim in 't Veld tim at dvlop.nl
Sat Feb 16 00:57:58 CST 2013


Khalid,
We've discussed SPSS on this list at great length, find those 
discussions in the list archives.
The short answer: SPSS claims to be accessible but in practice it is 
not. It either doesn't work at all or provides so little accessibility 
as not to be useful. Forget about SPSS for now, we've already wasted way 
too much time on it and it is about time IBM actually resolved this issue.

An alternative is the statistics program R.
http://r-resources.massey.ac.nz/
Jonathan nicely documents your options (heading "Review of Statistical 
Software options") and has a great resource to get you going with R 
(heading "LURN for blind R users")
Hope this helps,
Tim
On 2/16/2013 7:21 PM, Khalid K wrote:
> Hi all!
>
>   
>
> I'm taking a course in Quantitative Methods. It's a core requirement and we
> are using SPSS for inputting and analysing data. I've never used SPSS
> before, so I have some questions.
>
>   
>
> First of all how accessible SPSS is, and which screen reader has the best
> support.
>
> I downloaded:
>
> SPSS AMOS v21 for Windows ONLY
>
> Win 7/64/Win 7/32/Win 8/64/Win 8/32
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> 56MB
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> The machine I'm using has Windows 7 64 bit. I can install any screen reader
> that would work with SPSS.
>
>   
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> I should report to the university the accessibility of SPSS on Monday, so
> all details I can get over the weekend are greatly appreciated.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Khalid
>
>   
>
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