Items tagged with assistive technologies

We could have seen thing one coming from a mile away. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would no longer offer free upgrades to Windows 10 for customers that use assistive technologies. Microsoft gave a deadline of December 31st for the program to end, meaning that all customers at that point would be required to purchase an upgrade to Windows 10. Well, December 31st has come and gone, and the free offer is still alive and kicking on Microsoft's website. Microsoft has also updated the language on its website to reflect a new termination date: If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience... Read more...
Microsoft is doing a solid for people with accessibility needs who use assistive technologies by extending the deadline to upgrade to Windows 10. For the general public, the yearlong offer expired last Friday July 29 (or July 30 in the wee hours of the morning, depending on where you live), but for anyone who uses an assistive technology product, there's still time.How much time? In a FAQ announcing the free offer extension, Microsoft said it hasn't yet announced an end date for customers using assistive technologies, but will give everyone a heads-up prior to whenever the company decides on an extended deadline. In the meantime, there's a special webpage setup where users can go and click on... Read more...