Microsoft wants all of its customers running the latest version of Windows in order to make sure everyone has the latest features and security patches installed.
To that end, the company had been giving away Windows 10 to anyone with a Windows 7 or 8 product key until mid-2016. But even after that window closed, you could still download it by meeting certain simple conditions. Unfortunately, Microsoft recently announced these good times were ending, too, at the end of the year.
The assistive technology site has been updated to say: “If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies.
“Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017.”
Microsoft did not specific what kind of assistive technology people would have to use to qualify for the Windows 10 free download.
So there is a potentially wide umbrella of people who could qualify for the scheme.
Assistive technology includes built-in features like Narrator and Magnifier as well as keyboard shortcuts and the on-screen keyboard.