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  1. Windows 10 Build 1809 - File Explorer Right-Click-Menu Problem

    I've been everywhere. Feedback Hub, Reddit, Microsoft Accessibility/Support-based accounts on Twitter, Disabled Help Desk. Can we please give this problem some real-world attention by someone who can actually help?

    As of Windows 10 Build 1809 - The registry fix of setting "ImmersiveContextMenu" to "0", located at "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FlightedFeatures", no longer has any effect in disabling the new 'immersive context menu'.

    Windows shell has the new style, including desktop, file explorer and open dialog boxes in all applications. Why is this a problem? Why was I previously using a registry tweak to remove the new immersive context menu? Just look at it!…

    56 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Request for OCR in Narrator on the Xbox

    Many blind gamers are streaming the Xbox screen to the computer through the Xbox app in Windows 10, and run OCR on the picture from the Xbox to read menus in games out loud. It would be fantastic if Narrator on the Xbox could do OCR on the screen in games, so blind gamers can get menus and other kind of text read out loud directly on the Xbox, instead of streaming the screen to a pc to run OCR on the screen.

    17 votes
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  3. Sponsored/Donated Adaptive Controllers

    I was really moved by the Adaptive Controller campaign. It is so amazing to see a company pushing the boundaries and making their product more inclusive.

    I don't know anyone in my personal life who needs this device but I wanted to reach out and ask if you've thought about 'sponsored devices' or creating a program that allows people to purchase a device for a person who needs it. Perhaps continuing the organizational partnerships you've already established to help get the devices to the right people?

    I'm not sure this is the right channel to start this discussion but I…

    12 votes
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  4. Seeing AI on Android

    Seeing AI is a fantastic app! Please make it available on Android platform.

    135 votes
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    47 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Please offer trainings

    Please offer trainings and machines to Child Life Specialists and Children's Hospital personnel so we can learn how to use them and offer these products to patients in and out of the hospital settings. Play is so therapeutic for children in hospitals and we try to keep their lives as normal as possible during their stay.The Superbowl commercial was well done and inspiring but it's frustrating for kids if we don't know how to play with them or teach them. It would be great!

    10 votes
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  6. High Contrast setting in Windows 10 persists even after log off/on.

    Major issue in education where users rely on roaming profiles to retain their accessibility settings. User switches to HC and any subsequent user inherits their settings.
    Creates global problem for users in schools/colleges as next user may not know how to turn HC off.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Purchase the JAWS and ZoomText divisions of Vispero and integrate them into Microsoft and Microsoft products.

    Microsoft should consider purchasing the ZoomText and JAWS divisions of Vispero in order to integrate them into the Microsoft accessibility team. These divisions of Vispero already produce software that is exclusive to Windows, and this is the next logical step in making Windows accessible for everyone. This would add a lot of talented folks to the Narrator, Magnifier, and Disability Answer Desk teams.

    There would be no more need for teams from Microsoft and Vispero to communicate back and forth on accessibility issues. Everything would be done in house, similar to how Apple implements accessibility on their devices and systems.…

    7 votes
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  8. Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer

    Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they need to enhance Skype 8's functionality to get at least some of Skype 7's functionality to it. One of those missing and crucial for the visually impaired users functions are the global hotkeys for answering and rejecting a call, and similar ones. |They should be restored to Skype 8 as they are in Skype 7. Otherwise, answering or rejecting a call for visually impaired keyboard users is practically a nightmare at the moment. Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the…

    31 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Giving microsoft photos the option to have the windows movie maker layout for blind users.

    It would be nice to have the photos app to work or have the option to work just like the old windows movie maker since it was so blind friendly. We could make videos without asking for sighted help back then. Now we have to ask someone to make our videos YouTube ready which doesn't always work out for us.

    8 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 9 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Eye control issue on two monitor setup

    I think I've detected a bug in Eye Control and would like to report it.

    Have done the following test that I think proves it:

    I can access the eye control buttons OK, all of them, even write on the eye control keyboard just fine. But when I ask for a click or even precise mouse action, after positioning on a point on the screen, then it happens that the actual point of the event is another one, to the left of the original one.

    I measured the event point x coordinate and it is exactly one half of the…

    2 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Narrator suggestions

    When installing windows from a flash dive it would be nice to have narrator speak during the windows setup process. This would benefit the blind and visually impaired. Also it would be nice to be able to use narrator while in the bios.

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Inclusion of People withe 3rd Degree Burns; and people having Traumatic Brain Injury.

    It is cumbersome for me to make use of my digits, e.g., fingers, due to scar tissue, and also because of neurological issues; the issues do not however rise to the level of my having a "tick' situation'"; this is more of a cautionary measure, taken, on my part; because I have borne first-hand witness (no pub intended) to individuals having their own circumstances, that are of a far worse sequelae, e.g. post-incident circumstance, than am I; Cf. Maryland Institute of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.; for exigent informations.

    1 vote
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    3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Can't use keyboard to select what table elements to delete in Word for Mac 16.23 (190309).

    In a Word table, pressing the "Delete" key brings up a dialog where the user selects what precisely is deleted and/or how the resulting cells are configured.

    In previous versions of Word for Mac, the radio buttons could be selected with the arrow keys.

    This functionality appears to have been removed in recent updates (including the one captioned above).

    This should be reinstated as it is an accessibility issue for users for whom mouse / trackpad use is restricted.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Narrator read selected text

    Narrator has an hotkey to 'Read previous line'. It should also have a hotkey for 'Read the selected text'.

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Outlook iPhone app: improve user experience for VoiceOver users

    Improve the user experience for VoiceOver users in the Outlook iPhone app. Efficient Calendar navigation through future dates is currently not possible. Braille screen input can also be unstable in many situations. Native iOS Mail app currently offers a more reliable experience for VoiceOver users.

    9 votes
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  17. dwell free typing

    you should integrate swipe typing as explain here (www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/283643/TOCHI_VISAR_Keyboard_Author_Version.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y) for eye gaze to be more than a gemic it needs to get to 20 wpm. For and add word prediction.

    5 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Is there a way to connect my hearing aids to my Xbox one?

    Can you make an adapter to work with my Xbox one controller/device and my Bluetooth capable hearings aids? A 1.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter in the headphone jack would work, no?

    10 votes
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  19. Accessibility Features for Publisher

    I am working in Publisher 2010 (Part of MS Office Professional Plus 2010) and I am looking for resources on creating accessible content. I noticed that there is no accessibility checker. Also, even when I used defined parts like "Headings" and then export to a PDF, those tags are not preserved. I was considering upgrading to the new publisher but I don't see any signs that that has those features either. I am very well versed in using the accessibility features and creating accessible content from Word and PPT, so I was expecting the same functionality in Publisher.

    It seems…

    10 votes
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  20. Automatic language switch no work with Arabic.

    I want to use Narrator but does not support automatic conversion between Arabic and other languages.

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