On April 11, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10, which they have named the Creators Update. It actually became available earlier by April 5, for those brave and impatient souls who felt they couldn’t wait until April 11 to install it. I suppose I was one of those impatient souls because, on April 8, I took the plunge and installed the update using Microsoft’s Update Assistant Tool. I ran into some interesting hiccups, most of which are now solved and I am now using the Creators Update with NVDA with no real issues.
A lot has changed in this new update. While the update offers many welcome changes across the board, one of the biggest improvements which may be of interest to many visually impaired users are the additions to Narrator, which is starting to become a rather nice screen reader. It even offers some Braille support and allows you to fully install Windows without losing speech feedback.
You may be one of those who have already installed the Creators Update and may have some questions, comments or advice for the rest of us. Some of you may be considering moving to Creators and might have some questions before pressing the enter key on the button to begin the upgrade. Perhaps you’re still running an older version of Windows and are wondering if moving to this latest version is worth doing. Whether you’re using Creators, are thinking about using it or are just interested in what it can do and how it’s different from what you’re currently working with we’d love to hear from you. The Windows 10 Creators’ Update will be the topic for the next phone meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired. While this group was initially formed to provide support to consumers living in or near the Philly area, all are welcome to call in. If you don’t feel that you have any questions or comments you’re welcome to call in and just listen in and soak up the information.
Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 8:00 PM
(approximately 2 hours)
To participate, the number to call is
When prompted to enter an access code, enter
followed by the pound key.
I look forward to hearing from you.