[Athen] Accessible statistics software

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Dec 10 12:16:42 PST 2016

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Jonathan also runs an accessibility list for R which you can join by going to:



At 01:52 PM 12/9/2016, you wrote:

>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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>Russell Solowoniuk

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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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