Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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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!…

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      6 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Add Dwell Clicking as an Ease of Access feature

        Some people (like me) can't use Eye Control for various reasons. We type with trackballs or joysticks. So my question is: If you could offer Dwell Clicking for your Eye Control, **why on Earth** wouldn't you offer it as a global Ease of Access option? It seems like your physical accessibility options, like the Onscreen Keyboard etc., are being really neglected. There is a lot of need for improvement in this area and nothing seems to happen.

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          3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Difficulty reading the “non-robot” letters or numbers

          If someone can’t read the automated log on assist, ie those letters and numbers u need to retype to show u are not a robot, a human should come on to help u after 3-5 missed tries. I could not read the automated symbols and finally had to call the disability line to get assistance as I could not find any other # to call

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          • Cortana enabled mouse

            I would like to suggest an improved version of the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse.

            A Cortana enabled version would be great.
            The mouse would need a microphone for voice input .

            The windows button being clicked on the mouse could trigger Cortana while swiping the Windows button would trigger text to speech.

            This currently works, but from long distances away from the computer's microphone it's not the best experience.

            If the mouse has a microphone it would work great from long distances also.

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            • Keyboard for Dyslexia

              It should be great in Windows 10 to have an option on the virtual keyboard allowing to add colour on some keys to help people having dyslexia to identify easily vowel for example...

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                1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • If you search for "Microsoft Feedback" the following page pops up. see in notes. it is a dead end to give feedback.

                https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/27932/windows-10-send-us-feedback

                If you try to email in the upper right hand corner of the page it pops up an email with the link to this article in it. It is misleading.

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                • "quick access" in the file search system is laughably not quick.

                  maybe kick this one through a marketing team. the fact that it's called "quick" is infuriating.

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                  • When you open a doc, exl, or any other application twice the window that opens shouldn't open over the previous window.

                    Note this is for dual monitor people.
                    Example: I am working in excel and I tend to have 3 or 4 excel sheets open at a time. if I open a new excel sheet to reference sheet I am working on it opens covering the sheet I am working on. Why not on the other screen. toggle where it opens on the screen. with every app opened.

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                    • An option to change cursor at the Paint 3D software, very much needed for vision impairment

                      The cursor at the Paint and Paint 3D is very hard to recognize for people with vision impairment We need an option to use an adapted cursor which the user uses with other programs, like Philip's Large Coloured Cursors. http://www.philip-henderson.co.uk/cursor.shtml

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                      • Ease of Access on screen keyboard

                        I am a user of Windows 10. I am also a quadriplegic. Because of that, I use the on-screen keyboard in your “Ease of Access” feature. I’m a slow typist, but the auto-complete helps speed me up – until an apparent update affected word prediction. I used to be able to type “C” & up in the prediction list would be “Candy” then it would suggest “Roper”. Then I would type “P” & “President Bonanza Kennel Club” would follow. With the change that was made, I have to type nearly everything out now. Just for my first name it went…

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                          2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to remap keyboard shortcuts

                          When using Sticky Keys bringing up the start menu search with a single Windows key press is not possible. Instead Ctrl & Esc must be used. It would be nice to remap shortcuts such as Ctrl & Esc to combinations that require less travel (Alt & Space for instance).

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                          • As a 65 yr old I struggle with understanding what I read. Please make it easier for seniors

                            Difficulty understanding when reading. Nothing makes sense. Please make reading not a priority for everyone. Some can’t do what other’s can. I appreciate calls. I do not like or appreciate virtual help, I have never accomplished anything with it. I have wasted a lot of time with it. My suggestion is to get rid or improve it a lot.

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                            • PowerShell accessibility

                              A customer of mine has trouble coding in PowerShell because of the dark background, font color and size. He is older so his eye sight is not as sharp. Not being able to change the font size or color makes PowerShell inaccessible to some users. Please consider making it more accessible so anyone can use PowerShell.

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                              • Bolder type

                                Microsoft doesn't seem to understand that larger type is not actually the best way to things easier to see because you see less of what you need on the screen. Bolder, fatter type is actually much, much better for making things easier to read. I especially have problems on my home computer. It is supposed to be running the same programs as my work computer, Windows 10 and Office 365, but the differences are striking. Windows 10 seems to be the problem as much as Office. Someone discovered that bolder type negatively affected computer performance and it has been a…

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                                • I’m trying to access my hotmail account. I have not been on this account for I’m not even sure how long. The password that I used for this ?

                                  I’m trying to get into my Hotmail account but haven’t been very successful. 4 years ago I was in a horrific accident and now I suffer from memory issues. Anyways I used the same password to get into my laptop that I used for my Hotmail account and I really need help getting my account information. Can anybody please please please help me??

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                                  • I recently read about Otto Knoke and the Tobi Eye Tracker. Would you consider working on a affordable hearing aid.

                                    I recently read the article about Otto Knoke and the Eye Tracker.
                                    After telling me I should wear a earing aid, my Otologist told me the price of good hearing aids. I gasp, and he said something like … It is a shame most people who would really benefit from these thing can't afford them. And there is no more technology in these and a simple cell phone, So, I was just wondering could you create a reasonably price Hearing Aid … so those of us that are missing out on a lot of what is going on around us…

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                                    • Please bring back the iOS app, Write Ideas by Microsoft that was removed from the App Store for iPhones and iPads back to the App Store

                                      The former iOS app, Write Ideas by Microsoft was a pre-writing tool that used structured prompts and exercises to have guided students through their writing assignments. Essentially it seeked to aid students in overcoming the so-called tyranny of the blank page when getting started in such assignments as book reports, essays, articles, stories, letters, paragraph(s) and etc...

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                                      • Support contact

                                        for over a year I have continually paid subscriptions to gain access to my PC and Xbox which are all unusable due to Microsoft having no basic method of contacting This idea will blow the micorsoft world apart when you click support you have a EMAIL link god how good would that be?
                                        Cant wait till 25th when I change to a PlayStation and a MAC

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