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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Using Typing Feedback to help teach keyboarding skills to students with low vision.

Typing Feedback: iOS 10 feature

Information about Typing Feedback, a new iOS 10 feature that low visions students can use to learn keyboarding skills.
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Remove or add a built-in app from your IOS Home screen

Information on how to remove or add a built-in app from your iOS Home screen.
Settings app Screenshot of the Home button options.

How to Turn off "Press to Unlock": iOS 10

Directions on how to turn on and off the Press to Unlock feature in iOS 10.
Screenshot of color filters available in iOS 10.

4 New Accessibility Features in iOS 10

Information and videos of four new accessibility features in iOS 10.
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ChromeVox Next (Beta): A screen reader for Chrome OS review

AFB's review of the ChromeVox Next (Beta) screen reader.
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Magnifier App: Built-in iOS 10 app

iOS 10 has a new built-in app called the Magnifier, which turns the iPhone into a magnifying glass.
Known accessibility bugs in iOS 10

Accessibility Bugs in iOS 10 for Blind and Low Vision Users: AppleVis

AppleVis shares known accessibility bugs in the initial release of iOS 10.
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iOS 10 Best Features to Try First!

MacRumors shares the best mainstream iOS 10 iPhone features to try out first.
Emergency Bypass is an iOS 10 setting that allows chosen contacts to alert even when Do Not Disturb and/or silent is on.

Emergency Bypass: Do Not Disturb Feature in iOS 10

Emergency Bypass enables emails, texts and calls from chosen contacts to come through while the iPhone/IOS device is set to Do Not Disturb or Silent.
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What's New in iOS 10 Accessibility for Blind, Low Vision and Deaf-Blind Users

AppleVis shares details about iOS 10 updates for blind, low vision and deaf-blind users.
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NVDA 2016.3 update and Basic Training for NVDA eBook

NVDA updates including 2016.3 software update released and information about the Basic Training for NVDA eBook.
iPhone laying on a flat charging pad with Bluetooth AirPods.

Home Button Removed from the iPhone 7

Information about the new haptic Home Button on the iPhone 7.
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Headphone Jack Removed in the iPhone 7

Benefits of removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.
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Announce Calls

Learn about one of Apple's newest features coming to iOS 10 users!
Remaining VoiceOver Dictation issue with iOS 9.3.5 will have lasting impact users with older devices.

VoiceOver Dictation Issue: iOS 9.3.5

Remaining VoiceOver Dictation issue with iOS 9.3.5 will have lasting impact users with older devices.
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TalkBack Updates

New features in the TalkBack update.
Duxbury is a braille translation software.

Duxbury For Mac: Braille Translation software

Information about Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) which is now available for Mac.
Screenshot of Windows 10 Settings displaying how to turn on Narrator.

Windows 10 Upgrade for Assistive Technology Users

Accessibility progress with Windows 10.
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Blindfold Games - 40 games and growing

Introduction to Blindfold Games with a testimonial
Apple Watch running OS 3 beta.

iOS 10 and Watch OS 3 Preview

Comprehensive preview of iOS 10 and Watch OS 3 Betas.