Software Updates

Technology is constantly being improved and updated. The Software Update page will help you stay up-to-date with the latest available software features and enhancements as well as what to expect in a future software release. Check here to see what the experts say about accessibility improvements and issues – before you update your device!

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Sendero's iPhone GPS App Update

Sendero Press Release June 14, 2017 Thanks to continued underwriting from Guide Dogs NSW ACT Australia and a federal grant from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and...
iOS 11and MmacOS 10.13 beta accessibility features.

iOS 11 preview of new accessibility features

During the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed a number of new accessibility features for Apple products that are anticipated to be released to the public this fall. A few...
iPad Home screen and iPhone Control Center displaying iOS 11.

iOS 11 Beta and MacOS High Sierra

Apple showcased a number of new software and technologies in the World Wide Developers Conference being held in San Jose, California on June 5-9, 2017.  During the WWDC keynote and first day's...
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Accessibility of Android O: software updates

Android O is currently available to BETA users.  At the developer's conference last week, Android's accessibility team held a prominent position as they discussed a number of upcoming accessibility...
Screenshot of Microsoft's Immerserve Reader with large font and the dropdown men with spacing selected.

Microsoft Learning Tools for OneNote: Accessibility Features

One in five students struggle with dyslexia - including many students who are also visually impaired.  Fully integrated into OneNote, Microsoft Learning Tools incorporates many features that enable...
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Window-Eyes no longer being sold

Window-Eyes is no longer available in the US and Canada. Ai Squared is offering current Window-Eyes 9.x users to migrate to JAWS 18 at no cost.  For details about migrating to JAWS 18, go to GW Micro...
Windows 10 Creator with virtual reality, 3D images and gaming updates.

Will JAWS, ZoomText, and MAGic work with Windows 10 Creators update?

The next major Windows update, Window 10 Creators, is scheduled for public release in April 11, 2017.  If you are using JAWS, ZoomText or MAGic applications, update these applications before updating...
iOS 10.3 update information

iOS 10.3: accessibility information

iOS 10.3 is now publicly available.  The main warning is to be sure to back up your device before installing iOS 10.3.  (For details, see the post, iOS 10.3: Warning!) AppleVis shares the recent...
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iOS 10.3 Warning!

iOS 10.3 is currently available as a Beta and will be publicly released sometime between now and the end of April.  Under-the-hood, iOS 10.3 is replacing the 30 year old HFS file system with the new...
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Clips: Video Creation iOS App

Create your own expressive videos using a combination of videos, images, and music.  Add "Live Titles" (captions that are added using your voice) and special effects such as shapes, speech bubbles,...
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KNFB Reader is now available for Windows 10 Devices

KNFB Reader was first released in 2014, as a fully accessible application that enables users who are visually impaired and blind to quickly and easily access print content. Using your device's camera...
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'Tell Me' Feature: Outlook 2016 and JAWS

The Ribbon contains the most frequently used tabs typically located at the top of your Microsoft Office applications.  When using a screen reader, such as JAWS, navigating through the Ribbon can be...
iOS 10.2.1 software update.

iOS 10.2.1 update

iOS 10.2.1 was publicly released on 1/23/17 (yessterday) with under-the-hood improvements - including a security fix -  and several accessibility updates.  According to AppleVis it appears that the...
ZoomText Start-up failure and solution.

Urgent Notification: ZoomText and Window-Eyes compromised!

Forthcoming Startup Failures in ZoomText 10.1 and other Ai Squared Software products expected on or around January 26th.  Problem The digital certificate used to certify newer ZoomText and Window-...
Windows 10 accessibility updates

Accessibility Improvements for Windows 10

Want to know more about the accessibility of the newly released Windows 10 Build 15002?   More inclusive experience out of the box Narrator support for WinPE and WinRE Braille support in...
Focus 14 Braille Display

iOS 10.2: Fixes, New Bugs and Focus Braille Display

If you are using a Focus Braille Display, please read this before updating to iOS 10.2!   With every update, there are new accessibility resolutions and unfortunately, new bugs.  There is a...
MacBook Pro Touch Bar showing the brightness slider.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar with VoiceOver

Luis Perez answers many initial questions about how the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar works with VoiceOver.  Luis describes the new Touch Bar, then shares his experiences of using the Touch Bar with...
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What's New in Office 365: October 2016

Check out the new Office 365 for Microsoft Windows!  There are a number of new features including in 2016, including  Editor (spelling, grammar, writing styles) Tap (insert content from other...
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How to enable VoiceOver on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

The new MacBook Pro has replaced the Function Keys (top row keys) with the new Touch Bar.  The Touch Bar is a contextual touch screen at the top of the keyboard that automatically changes depending...
Screenshot of Sadie Paulson accessing her editing software on a Mac with a switch.

Apple Introduces their New Accessibility Website

Accessibility continues to remain a top priority with Apple;  Apple kicked off the October "Hello Again" press event with a video highlighting built-in accessibility features of their products and...

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