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 an iPhone's Control Center with the Screen Recorder symbol in red.

Screen Recorder: iOS 11 Feature

Learn how to video record what you are doing on your iOS screen!
iPhone X: iPhone with a screen that covers the full front; no Home button.

New VoiceOver Gestures for iPhones without a Home Button

No Home button? There must be some new VoiceOver gestures!
Screenshot of App Switcher in iOS 11: Dock at the bottom of the screen, new Control Center on right, and four opens apps

Instructions on how to use new features of iOS 11

Check out the cool features introduced in iOS 11 and a work-around for a small VoiceOver bug in one of these new features.
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Accessibility of iPhone X (Face ID and no Home button)

How do these new features impact users who are visually impaired and blind?
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Microsoft Edge Accessibility with JAWS and NVDA

How accessible is Microsoft Edge with a screen reader?
Screenshot of Microsoft's Immerserve Reader with large font and the dropdown men with spacing selected.

Microsoft Learning Tools for OneNote: Accessibility Features

Working with low vision students who struggle with visual clutter and other typical dyslexia issues?
MAP field test: High school student's fingers are on a Braille Focus paired to an iPad displaying a math graphing question.

Accessibility of MAP Assessments Series #1: Introduction

What does your student do when his/her peers are taking an on-line assessment? Here is an accessible mainstream assessment available to students with VIB!
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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.
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Create Favorites: A New Paths to Technology Website Feature

Quickly create and save a list of favorite Paths to Technology posts!
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.
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.
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 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.
Photo displaying the internal components of the iPhone and the amount of space taken up with the headphone jack.

Headphone Jack Removed in the iPhone 7

Benefits of removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.
Student using an iPad displaying Swift Playgrounds graphics.

Swift Playgrounds for iOS: Teach Students to Code

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