[Athen] Accessible statistics software

Joshua Hori jhori at ucdavis.edu
Fri Dec 9 11:52:50 PST 2016

Hello Russell,

There is a blog that is tracking the accessibility of stats software by a blind stats professor, Jonathan Godfrey (from NZ). It can be accessed here: https://r-resources.massey.ac.nz/statsoftware/

I'm not sure what PSPP is and it's not listed on the blog. So that might be a fun one to deal with...

Jonathan is pretty active on the NFB Blindmath listserv.



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Subject: [Athen] Accessible statistics software

Hi everyone,

Our university is considering moving to a freeware statistics program called PSPP in place of SPSS. Is anyone familiar with PSPP. Is it accessible with a screen reader? I confess that I've never personally used SPSS either, so can anyone comment on how accessible SPSS is with a screen reader? If you've used both PSPP and SPSS, can you compare the accessibility of both programs?

Thanks for any and all help.

Best regards,


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