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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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.
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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.
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Duxbury For Mac: Braille Translation software

Information about Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) which is now available for Mac.
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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
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iOS 10 and Watch OS 3 Preview

Comprehensive preview of iOS 10 and Watch OS 3 Betas.
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Maps App Redesigned: iOS 10

Update about the redesigned Maps app for iOS 10.
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Swift Playgrounds for iOS: Teach Students to Code

Swift Playgrounds is an iOS app designed to encourage students to learn how to code.

iOS 10 Review

Get my opinions on Apple's latest iOS release, and learn about some of the exciting features that are to come next fall!
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What's new in JAWS 17 Screen Reading Software (MathML Content in Braille)

Details about JAWS 17 updates, including the introduction of reading Nemeth Code on a braille display.