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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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).
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.
Screenshot of iPhone with jiggling apps waiting to be removed.

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.
Screenshot with the Zoom in/out, turn on the camera light, focus lock, capture image and adjust brightness buttons labeled.

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.