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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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!
Windows 10 Build 17063 with a Fluent Design start menu with customized tile layout.

New Accessibility Features in Windows 10 Fall Creators and Redstone 4

Check out these new and future accessibility features!
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.
Windows 10 update with screen reader comparison commands for reading text and status information.

Windows 10 version 1709 update for screen readers

How will this major Windows 10 upgrade impact students who use screen readers?
macOS High Sierra. Your Mac. Elevated.  Image of mountain peak in the background with fall colored trees and still lake.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra software update: VoiceOver

Here is the nitty-gritty for on macOS 10.13 for VoiceOver users!
Screenshot of App Store on Today Tab and My Account Tab marked in red.

Located Purchased Apps in iOS 11: VoiceOver Bug

Where are my purchased apps in the iOS 11 App Store?
Screenshot of 32-bit error message: "7 MCW" needs to be updated. Developer of this app needs to update it to work with iOS 11.

Before updating to iOS 11

What to consider before updating to iOS 11 (2 known accessibility bugs) and what to do before updating to iOS 11.