We have been focused on the misfires during the initial release of the latest feature update for Windows 10.
As that situation seems to be slowly resolving itself through patches and other public fixes, I wanted to talk about accessibility in this October 1018 Update.
I had an opportunity during Microsoft Ignite a few weeks ago to sit down with Microsoft’s Jiaxin Zheng, a product marketing manager for accessibility in Windows.
We discussed the new accessibility features that were going to be part of the October 2018 Update and I gained an understanding about inclusive design that I had never comprehended before. Accessibility is one of those areas of Windows 10 that has come a long way since the initial release of Windows 10 back in July 2015. Every one of the six feature updates released for the operating system have built upon and improved accessibility features. While the advancements may look incremental in updates that come out every six months, the growth of this feature set over the last three years has been tremendous.
Zheng shared with me three key areas of improvement in this feature update release.