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!

Add Software Updates

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iOS 15 Dictation Update

No time limit!
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Braille Blaster 2.0 Update

Learn about the recent Braille Blaster update!
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Braille Math Editor: JAWS and Fusion

Check out these Braille Math Editor updates!
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BrailleSense 6 Overview: Video Tutorial

Learn about the new features in the BrailleSense 6!
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Braille Display and iOS 14.4 bug

Important accessibility bug for braille display users!
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Connection Issues with Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20

iOS 14.4 software update is causing connection problems!
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JAWS 2021 Math Support Update

JAWS and Fusion now supports reading math content in Word documents!
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iOS 14: Screen Recognition

VoiceOver automatically recognizes and labels buttons, icons and other elements - even if these elements were not optimized for VoiceOver!
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Missing Accelerate Button: Non-Visual Digital Maps

Here is a workaround if your Google Map is missing the Accelerate button.
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iOS 14 and Phone Calls

Are you having trouble answering calls? Check this accessibility setting.
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NVDA Zoom Accessibility Add-On

This add-on makes Zoom interactions a breeze!
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Google Accessibility Improvements

Have you tried these new features?
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Ballyland Magic Plus App: VoiceOver Gestures

Just released, this app now includes the split tap gesture!
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SAS Graphics Accelerator: Maps Software Update

This user-friendly update streamlines the process of creating and opening non-visual digital maps!
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BrailleSense Polaris: April 2020 Firmware Upgrade

BrailleSense Polaris firmware upgrade
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Word Melodies: Emerging Reading and Writing App

Just released - an exciting, fully accessible app for students who are emerging or beginner readers!
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New ChromeVox OS

See what's new and know that the old version has a limited shelf life!
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Book Creator Accessibility Updates

230+ Accessibility updates for Book Creator!
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Changing VoiceOver Commands in iOS 13

Is there a VoiceOver command that you do not like and want to change? Here is how!
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Using a Braille Display on iOS: An Introduction

This resource has been updated for iOS 13.