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Statistics software accessibility
Russell Solowoniuk
Hi everyone,
Our university is considering moving to a freeware statistics program called PSPP in place of SPSS. Is anyone familiar with this freeware statistics program? Is it accessible with a screen reader? I'm not even sure that SPSS is accessible. Any comments on that? Thanks for any and all help. Russell Sent from my iPhone


Tim Ford
Hello Russell,
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SPSS is supposed to be somewhat accessible, at least IBM seems to be claiming that, and IBM has a lot on SPSS accessibility, according to a browser search using the terms IBM, accessibility, and SPSS. I take it you have not been using SPSS? Tim Ford
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From: Russell Solowoniuk Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:59 PM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Statistics software accessibility Hi everyone, Our university is considering moving to a freeware statistics program called PSPP in place of SPSS. Is anyone familiar with this freeware statistics program? Is it accessible with a screen reader? I'm not even sure that SPSS is accessible. Any comments on that? Thanks for any and all help. Russell Sent from my iPhone


Peter op t Hof <opthofp@...>
Hi,
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You can also use the statlanguage R. This is fully accessible and several blind people have published about it. I use it for study and work. Gr, Peter. Op 9122016 om 04:41 schreef Tim Ford:
Hello Russell,


Russell Solowoniuk
Hi Peter,
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Yes, I've heard of R, but unfortunately, this is not what our university is considering. I'm trying to find out more about PSPP, but there's not a lot out there relating to accessibility. Thanks, Russell
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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter op t Hof Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 12:48 AM To: main@jfw.groups.io Subject: Re: Statistics software accessibility Hi, You can also use the statlanguage R. This is fully accessible and several blind people have published about it. I use it for study and work. Gr, Peter. Op 9122016 om 04:41 schreef Tim Ford: Hello Russell,


Since PSPP is opensource software you can download it and experiment with it at no cost. You might also visit the PSPP Users Mailing List signup page, get on their list, and ask questions regarding accessibility there. There was a recent thread on one of the blind technology groups about SPSS and accessibility issues, and given the age of SPSS I'm not surprised that some exist. "Be Yourself" is the worst advice you can give to some people. ~ Tom Masson


Russell Solowoniuk
Hi Tim,
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The university I work at has been using SPSS for quite a few years now. They are considering moving to PSPP. We don't have any blind students needing this software at the moment, but we are trying to be proactive and make sure that if the switch to PSPP is made, that it will be accessible for future blind students. No, I personally have never used SPSS. Thanks Tim. Russell
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Op 9122016 om 04:41 schreef Tim Ford: Hello Russell,

