Table of contents
- Q: Is SPSS open source?
- Q: Is it useless to try the last accessible version?
- Q: Will the results of this talk be put in a report, which might be shared?
- Q: What market share do universities represent for SPSS?
- Q: Where, do you think, is the bigger part of the accessibility issue?
A: No, it's a commercial product and it's very expensive.
(07.2010: 100 EUR per year for students' license, 2000+ EUR for the full, unlimited version)
A: No, certainly not. There are't many improvements to the software (07.2010). But, as time goes by, there will be new features and your institution might no longer support version 15.
NOTE: You might need some scripts to make it work with your screenreader to your satisfaction.
A: I have sent some of my findings to a person at SPSS Germany, and I have no problem sharing openly on the Summer University webpage.
A: I suppose, that universities are the main consumers of SPSS, but I'm not sure.
NOTE: If it is used in universities and governmental departments a lot - especially in the U.S. -, then there should be a good potential to put some pressure on the company to make it accessible. There are laws in several countries, that everything in public institutions should be accessible.
A: I think, that the SPSS developers have to put in more work than the screenreader companies, although they have to do their bit as well.
Back to SPSS Plenary session