[Blindmath] SPSS 21 Accessibility

Faiz Rasool faiz7r at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 01:28:08 CST 2013


Khalid,

I should point out that SPSS 21 with all modules is a download of around 900
MB. So please  look into it. 

Secondly, SPSS is not  completely accessible. You cannot enter your data in
the data editor. The workaround is  that the data is  entered in excel and
then imported to SPSS. You can use the  menus in  SPSS to perform tasks
like creating a new variable, giving value labels, requesting for
computations like regression and other analytical techniques. But  when it
comes to reading the output you need to export the output window to Ms word
before it can be read with any screen reading software. I should add that
often Jaws behaves very sluggishly  when  we  try to open menu items, and
I've found NVDA to be more   stable in when working with menus in the data
editor. 

Along with R, I've read that Stata is also accessible with screen readers,
but I've  very limited experience of working with stata so cannot  comment,
perhaps some other member  would be able to give opinions about Stata.
You've already received a link about resources for R. 


Hth,
Regards,
Faiz.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Khalid K
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:21 PM
To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Blindmath] SPSS 21 Accessibility

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

56MB

 

The machine I'm using has Windows 7 64 bit. I can install any screen reader
that would work with SPSS. 

 

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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