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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Photo of the MATT Connect.

New MATT Connect Tutorial Videos

Learn more about the MATT Connect with these quick videos!
Screenshot of iPhone Home screen with black background and 3D text menu with last three people texted and New Message option.

Using 3D Touch: iPhone Shortcuts

Are you using these fun shortcuts?
cartoon image of multiple charts and graphs on a computer screen.

NVDA now supports more interaction with charts

See what's new with NVDA 2018.1 update.
Hand pointing to an iPad which is displaying the Split View.

iPad Split View and VoiceOver: Research and Homework Tool

iOS 11 introduces a great new feature to assist students with research and homework.
Photo of Orbit Reader 20, a refreshable braille display, a small 20 cell display.

APH's Statement Regarding Availability of Orbit Reader 20

Waiting to get your hands on the new Orbit Reader? Here is the latest information
Taptilo: electronic device with refreshable braille cells & individual blocks with popup braille that students can manipulate

Updates for Taptilo, a beginning braille game

Check out these updates for Taptilo!
Pages Screenshot: Left 1/3 of screen shows Locations, Favorites & Tags; Right 2/3rd shows list of documents in iCloud.

Pages: iOS 11

Are you familiar with all the new Pages features in iOS 11?
Screenshot of Microsoft Word with Check Accessibility highlighted in the Ribbon.

List of Microsoft Accessibility Features: Windows 10 and Office 365

Explore these Microsoft accessibility features!
AccessNote logo: white print letters "A" and "N" on blue background

AccessNote Will No Longer Be Supported

Currently using AccessNote? Read AFB's announcement.
iOS 11.2.5 software update

iOS 11.2.5 update

This is a small update; however, beware of a malicious link!
Google Sheets logo

Chromebooks, Google Sheets and Braille Display

You can now access Google Sheets with your braille display!
Picture of three different sizes of the Focus family braille displays.

Reach Out and Touch the new Braille Features in iOS 11: AppleVis

This podcast and accompanying transcript discusses braille display changes in iOS 11.
iOS 11.2

Accessibility Fixes in iOS 11.2

Accessibility fixes and no new bugs!
"NV Access: Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology" logo

What's new with NVDA

Check out the new features and information for NVDA: January 2018!
Screenshot of an iPhone's Control Center with the Screen Recorder symbol in red.

Screen Recorder: iOS 11 Feature

Learn how to video record what you are doing on your iOS screen!
iPhone X: iPhone with a screen that covers the full front; no Home button.

New VoiceOver Gestures with the iPhone X

No Home button? There must be some new VoiceOver gestures!
iPhone X screenshot displaying recording a unicorn Animoji.

New Features for the iPhone X

The iPhone X is now available - want to know more about it?
Screenshot of a New Message in Mail with the words, "Testing the misspelled word in iOS.; The Rotor menu shows Misspelled Words.

What's New with VoiceOver in iOS 11

TVIs - here are some features you and your students need to know!
iOS 11 logo

What's new in iOS 11 Accessibility

Here is detailed information about new and improved accessibility features in iOS 11.