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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Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook Mail Ribbon:  File, Tab with File, Edit, View, Go, Tools, Actions, and 20+ more options

'Tell Me' Feature: Outlook 2016 and JAWS

Tired of navigating through the Ribbons? Try the new 'Tell Me' feature!
iOS 10.2.1 software update.

iOS 10.2.1 update

Accessibility fixes potentially include braille display pairing issues resolved and braille displays no longer sluggish when typing.
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 problem and solution. (January 17, 2017)
Windows 10 accessibility updates

Accessibility Improvements for Windows 10

Accessibility features found in the new Windows 10 Build 15002, which was released Jan. 9, 2017.
Focus 14 Braille Display

iOS 10.2: Fixes, New Bugs and Focus Braille Display

iOS 10.2 accessibility bugs and fixes - including a critical bug with Focus family of braille displays.
MacBook Pro Touch Bar showing the brightness slider.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar with VoiceOver

Summary of initial impressions of using the MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar while running VoiceOver.
Office Logo

What's New in Office 365: October 2016

This video demonstrates a number of new features available in Office 365, including some accessibility features.
Image of Go Read on a Tablet with green robot icon

Bookshare’s Go Read App for Android Makes Accessible Reading Easier Than Ever

Bookshare Adds New Updates to Go Read - A Free, Open Source Ebook Reader App
Finger scrolling through emojis on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

How to enable VoiceOver on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

Learn about the basic accessibility features of the Touch Bar, a new physical feature on the MacBook Pro.
Screenshot of Sadie Paulson accessing her editing software on a Mac with a switch.

Apple Introduces their New Accessibility Website

Watch inspiring videos of individuals who use accessibility features on Apple products & detailed info about accessibility features on the accessibility website
Apple's October 2016 press event, "Hello Again".

Apple's October 2016 Event: "Hello Again"

Summary of Apple's Hello Again Event: new updates including introducing Apple's accessibility website along with updates for Apple TV and Mac computers.
Screenshot of marked Favorites button and Account button on Paths to Technology website.

Create Favorites: A New Paths to Technology Website Feature

Quickly create and save a list of favorite Paths to Technology posts!
Screenshot of the Control Center on an iPhone.

Control Center: iOS 10

Learn about the new iOS Control Center features and how to apply these features in the classroom.
Settings Screenshot of email thread options.

Mail Thread: iOS 10

How to change the email thread so that the newest message is on top in iOS 10.
Siri's new iOS 10 features and commands.

25 New and Unique Siri Commands in iOS 10

List of 25 new ways to use Siri in iOS 10.
Siri activated on an iPhone.

How to take a Photo, Video or Selfie with Siri in iOS 10

Information on how to use Siri to take a photo, video or selfie in iOS 10.
Screenshot of the Photography Folder with Camera and Photos apps.

Organizing Apps and Creating Folders: New iOS 10 Rotor Feature

iOS 10 has a new rotor feature that enables VoiceOver users to easily organize apps via creating folders and moving apps.
screenshot of iPhone Wi-Fi Assist option in Settings.

Wi-Fi Assist Feature Causing High Cellular Data Usage: iPhone and cellular model iPad

Understanding and managing cellular data, including the Wi-Fi Assist feature.
iPad screen showing picture of fancy beta fish with the Header "Help us Beta test new features" on Bookshare web page

Open Bookshare book on iPad in iBooks - EPUB Beta feature

Demo of how download Bookshare EPUB 3 title and open in iBooks on an iPad.
Phonetic spelling is used to manually correct VoiceOver pronunciations.

Correcting VoiceOver Pronunciations: iOS 10

Information on how to correct VoiceOver pronounciations on the iPad (and Mac).