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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Aaron and Nikki are two new Siri voices available in iOS 11.

New VoiceOver Voices in iOS 11

Tired of robotic-sounding screen reader voices?  Try out these new VoiceOver/Siri voices that will be available in iOS 11.  Which ones do you like?  
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TextGrabber: Is the Update Worth Grabbing?

On June 23rd, TextGrabber by ABBYY was updated with some new features as well as bug fixes.  As an app promotion, it was free for a limited time, but is now available for $0.99, which almost makes...
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iOS 11 Review

On June 5th, Apple hosted their annual World Wide Developer Conference where they unveiled the latest iterations of macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iOS. In this post, I want to cover some of the biggest...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
MAP field test: High school student's fingers are on a Braille Focus paired to an iPad displaying a math graphing question.

Accessibility of MAP Assessments Series #1: Introduction

  In this series, we will be discussing the accessibility of on-line MAP growth assessment. As our classrooms transition to digital textbooks and on-line assessments, students with visual impairments...
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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...
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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...

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