[Blindmath] SPSS 21 Accessibility

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 16:29:57 CST 2013


SAS is another accessible option. If you join the Social-Sciences list
on NFBNet and post your question there, you should hear from a couple
people who have successfully used SPSS in conjunction with JAWS. My
understanding is that it is doable, but requires you to do all your
data processing and output reading in Excel.
Arielle

On 2/16/13, Faiz Rasool <faiz7r at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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