This free update for all existing SuperNova 14 customers includes:

  • Improve productivity in Microsoft Office with extended speech and Braille support for comments and revisions in Word.
  • Read more with new libraries added to SuperNova's Bookshelf.
  • Additional fixes for: web forms, Arabic language support and Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 7.

Microsoft Word

  • NEW: Comments and Revisions announced automatically while reading through documents. Toggle from Speech > Text Style Announcements and Braille > Characters > Options.
  • NEW: Comments and Revisions at the cursor are announced in full by pressing the Additional Focus Information key (SHIFT + NUMPAD 0 on desktops).
  • Note, Move the cursor to the next comment or revision with CAPS + C or CAPS + R. List all comments and revisions in the document with CAPS TAB.

Microsoft Outlook

  • FIX: Reading HTML email with the Dolphin Cursor has been rewritten to be more reliable.
  • FIX: Shorter Braille graphic labels to make more efficient use of valuable space on the Braille display. Including "has attachment" is "att" and "forwarded" is "fw".


  • NEW: libraries of accessible curriculum materials read instantly with magnification speech and Braille. SuperNova can now access: Load2Learn in the UK, CNIB in Canada, Aangepast Lezen in the Netherlands, Anderslezen in Belgium and Inläsningstjänst AB in Sweden.
  • Added Favourites and Browse by State for NFB-Newsline in the US.
  • FIX: Reliably open books downloaded from Project Gutenberg.
  • FIX: Reliably scrolls books in the reader window.

Internet Explorer

  • FIX: Selected List box items announced reliably to help with form-filling on the web.
  • FIX: Flash Control for BBC iPlayer.

Arabic Language Support

  • FIX: Outlook email message reading accuracy improved.
  • FIX: fonts at the command prompt are redrawn correctly.
  • FIX: Help button graphics in the SuperNova control panel displayed correctly.

Windows Live Mail 2012

  • FIX: Application dialogs accurately read with speech and Braille.
  • FIX: BACKSPACE while writing email speaks deleted characters to help with editing email.
  • FIX: Tabbing between "to" and "cc" the message header labels are announced.
  • Note, a known issue with unreliable Word Echo exists when running Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 8.


  • NEW: SuperNova retries automatically to detect USB Braille displays giving you more time to plug-in your device.
  • FIX: Skype About box including version number spoken and Brailled.

Please Note

  • SuperNova 14 is made for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Windows XP support is available in SuperNova 13.
  • Multiple monitors can be used in Windows 8.1 with a dual head video card. Configurations with monitors on multiple video cards are only supported by SuperNova in Windows 7.
  • Line view is available on Windows 7 only.

Other v14 releases:

Complete Version History