Windows 10 upgrade still available to users of assistive technologies. Don’t do it unless you understand the risks.

Windows 10 upgrade still available to users of assistive technologies.  Don’t do it unless you understand the risks.

For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended on July 29. However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still get the free upgrade offer even after the general public deadline expired as Microsoft continues their efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies.

While the latest version of most assisitive software is now compatible with Windows 10, users who were supplied with older versions of assitive software should check with their assistive technology provider(s) to learn more about the compatibility of their software with Windows 10.

DSA students who attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 and find their assistive software no longer working will have a great deal of trouble resolving these problems as changing the Operating System violates the terms of the service agreement with their assistive hardware supplier.  This will make the student no longer eligible for technical support.

Our advice to DSA students is still to stick with the supplied operating system.

For a list of known compatibility issues, please click here.

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