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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Skype logo and text, "Answering Calls with Skype 8: JAWS"

Answering Calls with Skype 8: JAWS

Information about how to use Skype 8 with JAWS.
podcast icon and text, "Narrator Podcast"

Narrator Update: Podcast Demo

Learn more about Microsoft's exciting improvements to their native screen reader, Narrator.
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JAWS 2018 Updates

Check out these new July 2018 JAWS updates!
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Windows 10 in S Mode

Learn more about S Mode (Security Mode) and how this works with assistive technology.
Screenshot of Windows 10 Settings displaying Make Everything Bigger slider.

Windows 10 Build 17692: Accessibility and more!

Want to know what is coming up in Windows 10? Check out this Preview!
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Apple's World Wide Developer Conference 2018

Latest Apple news including the upcoming release of iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Moiave, watchOS 5 and tvOS12.
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iOS 11.4 software update

AirPlay 2, messages in the Cloud, ClassKit framework and more
Hand on electronic door knob of open door with standard hotel room in the background.

iOS 12: Contactless Interaction

Potentially use your phone to unlock doors and as a virtual transit card.
Windows 10: multi-colored panes in the background with "10".

Windows 10 Alt+Tab, Sets and Fluent Design Updates

Microsoft announced these new features which will improve productivity.
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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update and Freedom Scientific

What you need to know about the version of Windows!
Photo of the MATT Connect.

New MATT Connect Tutorial Videos

Learn more about the MATT Connect with these quick videos!
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Using 3D Touch: iPhone Shortcuts

Are you using these fun shortcuts?
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NVDA now supports more interaction with charts

See what's new with NVDA 2018.1 update.
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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?
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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.