PSA: Windows 10 Is Still Free For Those Who Use Assistive Technologies

BarbaraHudson writes: When is a deadline not a deadline? The Register is reporting that the Windows 10 upgrade is still free for 7/8.1 users. [Microsoft] had previously said that those who use assistive technologies would continue to be eligible after the July 29th deadline had passed, and I pointed out in a story last month that Microsoft hadn’t figured out yet how they would be able to tell who would be eligible. Looks like they never did figure that one out. [The Register reports:] “Microsoft’s year-long Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended over the weekend, but it’s still possible to secure Redmond’s finest — even the new Anniversary Update — for the low low price of 0.00 in whatever currency you prefer. The free upgrade is reserved for those who use assistive technologies, the many features that magnify text, offer text-to-speech or otherwise assist those who don’t see or hear with the perfect acuity. But The Register browsed the site and found no checks before downloading. It looks like it’s open to anyone.”


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