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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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      8 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.…

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        3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add better Narrator support for Microsoft Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.

        Sighted people take remote control for granted. However, it is very difficult for a blind person to remotely control another computer. Most remote control services are either not blind accessible, do not transmit audio, or transmit it with a lot of delay. Tools like NVDA Remote and JAWS Tandem partially solve this problem, but they are not mainstream solutions and require both computers to have the screen reader installed. This is not always feasible if a blind person is working with a sighted person that either has no idea how to install a screen reader or does not want to…

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        • I'm an ATP working with people with complex physical access needs. Can we please have Switch Access to Windows added to Ease of Access?!

          While we all love Eye Control and the potential for unlocking people's Access to their computers, Switch and Scan is still a very common method for many users with significant physical disabilities for whom eye gaze technology is not suitable . It's also present and well executed in MacOSX , iOS, and recent Android builds - please add integrated Switch Access to the Ease of Access Center !

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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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              • Eye Control - Eye control Keyboard (more languages - Greek preferably)

                The eye control keyboard is in EN-US keyboard only. More languages please (Greek preferably)

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                • Be able to press two buttons at once. ( On-Screen keyboard )

                  Be able to press two buttons at once, for example ( D+F)

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                  • MS Removal tool finds thousands of infected files after days of scanning. Doesn't remove a single one. Why??

                    MS Removal tool finds several thousand infected files after a couple of days of scanning. Doesn't remove a single one, a I start it again and it shows the same pattern. Why?? What is it doing? How is that useful? Others like McAfee, Chrome,... don't find any, and when they do, the report the virus and how they cleaned it. A second scan doesn't show it again .... Maybe Linux or Apple is a much better OS? I used MS since the DOS days, but now I wonder.....

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                      2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Adults I hope you extend the suppòrt for windows 7 for a life time

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                      old like Microsoft to extend window 7 support for a life time as it is really easy to use for us vi students and Adults please extend windows 7 support for a life time

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                      • Surface Keyboard - need smaller version with keypad separate to allow for correct ergonomic setup

                        I have a Microsoft Surface Keyboard and I love it, however I have developed lateral epicondylitis from using a poorly designed mouse that was too big & heavy for my arm. To be set up with correct ergonomics I cannot use my Surface Keyboard, as I need to reach too far to the right to use my mouse, which exacerbates the pain in my wrist. Microsoft has an ergonomic keyboard with the separate key pad, why not extend that to the Surface Keyboard please? It doesn't even need to be "ergonomic" - just an alternative for those who need to…

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                        • Include a drag-and-drop setting in eye control

                          The windows eye control software is amazing, I'm currently using it with a Tobii tracker and it's made computer use much easier. However, one important feature that's lacking is drag-and-drop functionality. This would allow it to replace even more functions of a mouse

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                          • win 7

                            would like to point out that, there should be options in win7 pro like magnifier, why ever not?

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                            • 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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                                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • pointer

                                  Allow the user to sizethe pointer like the magnifier to make it larger.

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                                  • Because of my disability I need To contact Accessibility team By phone and email symitar nessley of I can't say certain things I can't type

                                    I would like to make a formal complaint about Microsoft not be accessible as they are not able to offer me cimit aneus And Email support Aseh some things I called type and some things I can't say So I need a format where I can speak to someone and seller emailed the same type This is not Reservice Microsoft Office So I would like to make complaints under the qualities act About lack of reasonable adjustments offered by Microsoft ref 14 62 62 14 26

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • New MS Patent for touch sensitive fabric and braille input

                                          Just recently (January 2019) Microsoft patented a touch sensitive fabric as an input tool for the back of new surface devices so that people can move the cursor without getting grease on the touch screen. Nice idea.

                                          But it also has applications for being the ONLY tool that can scan printed/embossed braille into a computer. Right now we can output text to a refreshable braille display (though there are some issues), we can create .brf files to print braille to an embosser, and we can use anything with a camera to OCR printed text into word, notepad, email, etc. But…

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