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  1. 4 votes
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    • Make the Narrator keyboard commands mimic two of the most popular screen readers JAWS or NVDA. This would make it easier to switch between t

      Make the Narrator keyboard commands mimic two of the most popular screen readers JAWS or NVDA. This would make it easier to switch between the different screen readers. Narrator is starting to show some potential but as it becomes more useful it may be too difficult to use if the commands are to difficult to remember.

      5 votes
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      • Please allow scrreen readers to fully read Windows Runtime applications like the Cortana search box

        Apparently Microsoft just made a security decision to block any application, even a trusted screen reader, from injecting its code into any WinRT application.
        This includes Windows core components like the start menu, settings app and Microsoft Edge. This also means windows store apps as well.

        This greatly reduces accessibility in all these essential apps and in particular edit boxes. We are pretty much writing silently and there is no sound for when we misspelled something or when a suggestion comes up.
        Microsoft is moving more and more to having all their apps and components be packaged like this, so…

        7 votes
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        • give me a live voice to talk with

          i need to talk to a person not a machine

          2 votes
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          • Make the command lines work better with screen readers, including the new Bash client for developers

            The current command line works pretty good, but there are two major problems that showed up particularly in windows 10:
            1. You need to use the review cursor to read the command line. This is OK, but not novice friendly and has always been the case.
            2. When one has "speak typed characters on" or "speak typed words on" I will hear new output spelled to me rather than read normally. This is beyond aggravating!
            Next, the new Bash client acts like the command line, but when using things like SSH, Nano or Vim, it acts a little strangely.
            For…

            5 votes
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            • Put a chat on line

              a chat online to solve problems inmediately

              2 votes
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              • be able to select account when replying to an email in Windows Mail App

                When having two accounts set up in Windows mail and trying to reply a message, the outgoing mail account won't let me choose which account to send it from. By default it will reply from the account you were sent the email to.

                2 votes
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                • Please read the texts messages from 62shanna@gmail

                  Need help with credit card misuse

                  2 votes
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                  • give win10 the ability to have a thicker coloured border around Windows like in win7

                    give win10 the ability to have a thicker coloured border around Windows like in win7

                    this would be extremly helpful for visually impaired users

                    2 votes
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                    • 4 votes
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                      • Default the caption text of images to auto fill the Alt text format box in Office Applications

                        Default the caption text of images to auto fill the Alt text format box. Additionally allow users to change the Alt text if necessary while reserving the original caption text.

                        2 votes
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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Make a keyboard that can be adjusted to make it harder to push the keys.

                            I have Parkinson's and my fingers shake, thus it only takes barely a touch of the keys to type a letter. If the sensitivity could be adjusted, making it unable to type with just a light touch, it would greatly reduce extra keystrokes.

                            2 votes
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • make narrator automatically switch voice based on the language of the text

                                it would be very useful if the new mobile core voices can be language aware, so that an English voice would speak English text, the Arabic one would only read Arabic text, etc.

                                5 votes
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                                • Make sure developers of different MS products are on the same accessibility page.

                                  Accessibility Checker and Captioning plug-in for PowerPoint? Good job. Thumbs up.

                                  Inability to convert a captioned PowerPoint to an accessible Office Mix? Inexcusable.

                                  MAKE IT EASY FOR END USERS TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE CONTENT.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add alt-text options to Power BI

                                    Currently it's impossible to add alt-text to Power BI, which means dashboards cannot be used by visually impaired persons who rely on screen readers. It also means we cannot use the program for projects that must be ADA compliant.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Windows 10 violates

                                      FTR'' I love the new win10. Windows 10 violates good Old fashion privacy, on one note am on my Own Time, not on yours . I CANT STOP YOU FORM UPDATEING '' I Ask one Thing and one Thing ONLY, give the People A Voice to Vote ! on this Yes/ for you. No/ I will updated on my own time. Ps this was just on my chest had to get it off. Thanks for your time, keep up the good work to "all of you" making Microsoft for what it is to day and for tomorrow...

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                                      • The Alarms & Clock app

                                        The Alarms & Clock app should be immediately familiar if you’ve ever used a smartphone. It allows you to set alarms, use a world clock, and has a timer and stopwatch functionality integrated. It goes without saying that this universal app would probably be most useful on a smartphone or smaller tablet, but it’s still available and included on the desktop.

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                                        • Inconsistent accessibility features in Edge and other MS apps

                                          I was directed to come here by customer support. I had to install Windows 7 on a different hard drive just to post this! I have been a member of the "insider" program since February 14th 2015.
                                          I have a spinal cord injury which renders my hands and arms useless. I have been disabled for 25 years. I worked with Mark Novak, at the University of Wisconsin Weisman Center, on the original Access Pack for MS-DOS and Access Pack for Windows 3.1 which is the forefather of "Ease of Access". I must use a mouthstick or voice recognition to navigate…

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