Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the company will start charging Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users if they want to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29. Users who want to upgrade to Windows 10 will need to pay $119 if they want to get the Home SKU. However, the Windows 10 free upgrade offer will continue to be available to users who use assistive technologies such as screen readers. In a blog post today, Microsoft’s Daniel Hubbell wrote:
As you may have heard, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer for customers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is set to end on July 29, but we want to clarify that that deadline will *not* apply to customers who use assistive technologies. We are continuing to deliver on our previously-shared vision for accessibility for Windows 10 and we are committed to ensuring that users of assistive technologies have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free as we do so.
Stay tuned for more details on how you can take advantage of the free offer. In the meantime, you can read more about our accessibility roadmap for Windows 10 on the Microsoft on the Issues blog.