[Athen] [EXT] SPSS and JAWS

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at arizona.edu
Tue Apr 27 17:13:35 PDT 2021

Hi Marie,

I’m currently working with a student who is using JAWS and SPSS. The graduate student is exploring on their own (pretty strong technical skills) however we meet periodically to go over items that are unclear. I believe this student is also working with colleagues to ask questions as well. I think it depends on what the instructor will expect the student to do in SPSS too – I believe we ran into some things that were difficult to access but I can’t remember exactly what the function was.

I would be prepared with a technical assistant and perhaps have the student looking/playing with SPSS over the summer so they have some experience before class…

Did you find the online resources for SPSS and JAWS access?


Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. | Disability Resources
The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at arizona.edu>
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Hi Everyone,

I have a blind student in a Psychology Masters program and she will be taking a Statistics course in the Fall where she is required to work on SPSS. The student has already spoken to one of the professors teaching the course and everything is based on using SPSS. Can someone provide me with more information about the accessibility or inaccessibility of SPSS with JAWS? In what ways is it accessible or inaccessible? Can it be resolved aside from assigning an assistant to the student? My student was hoping to use R instead of SPSS but I don't think that is an option. Has anyone experienced this before? I am open to recommendations and suggestions on the best way we can assist and accommodate my student.

Best regards,


Marie Tizon (Pronouns: she, her, hers)
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