Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. I thought Jan 31st was latest for free upgrade to Windows 10. Please extend.

    Please extend the free upgrade to Windows 10 for accessibility users.

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    • Coloured icons for Office 365 dashboard tiles

      Could the Office 365 dashboard (online) icons go back to being colourful, instead of one colour as it was a great differentiator for vision impaired users.

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      • Key Binding

        When purchasing a windows 8 computer, you will see some keys that don't work anymore on the windows 10 operating system. Please add a bind keys option to assign keys on the keyboard to do a action or open a app

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        • Create an universal Framework for Accessibility

          We need an universal product that groups all the Accessibility Features together like Microsoft Help. The Universal Tool (potential called Microsoft Accessibility) could collect all the Information (like ShortCut Keys, ...) for different Application (The complete Microsoft Application Stack). In that case, people that have to work with accessibility needed people will find in one place all the needed information to support. Some products produces a "Help" File, "PDF" Keystroke File, Readme, ... . This solution would be a unique all in one place solution.

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          • Allow Change How Your Mouse Works in Ease of Access on the login page.

            Children in schools are blocked from accessing the Control Panel settings for various reasons. Therefore, on their own, they cannot change the tiny default mouse pointer to, let's say, Extra Large Black without have an IT Tech come out and login as an Administrator and make the change. This is very important for children with low vision since they often loose the location of the pointer. On the Login screen of Windows 10 you already have an Ease of Access button that allows anyone to use Magnifier, High Contrast etc., prior to login. Please also add the ability to make…

            2 votes
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            • Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop needs ergonomic number pad.

              We purchased one of these kits and have found that the numeric pad being separate is in no way ergonomic laying flat on the table and moves easily when being used resulting in a lot of errors which for us as accountants is a big issue. The existing number pad in the kit appears more like an after thought given the attention to design put into the keyboard itself.

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              • I suggest you to introduce a special theme for people with low vision who do not require inverted colors or high contrast. All they need is

                I suggest you to introduce a new special windows theme for people with low vision who do not require inverted colors or high contrast. All they need is larger font sizes and white text on black background. It was very easy to change all the appearances in Windows XP and older versions. However, in newer versions like windows 7, 10 etc. , the blind user has to depend on others to change the appearances in order to begin using the computer. therefore, it would be highly beneficial if an accessibility button is introduced on the desktop so that a user…

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                • Make Windows Mixed Reality accessible with screen readers

                  Make Windows Mixed Reality accessible with screen readers.

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • You are not providing support for dyslexics

                      I am a Windows software developer, but I am also mildly dyslexic. A friend of mine is very dyslexic and has an even bigger problem than I do with this issue.

                      One of the hallmarks of dyslexia is we navigate the world through patterns and when the patterns change, it messes up our world. Whenever Microsoft changes interface on programs or Windows, it messes me up until I learn the new patterns. When I'm working, it cuts my productivity in half for weeks.

                      I tend to stay well behind the software release curve because of it. I still use Office…

                      2 votes
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                      • More and advanced mouse settings (speed and acceleration)

                        Hi.

                        It would be helpful if there were more mouse settings in Windows - not only in software provided by mouse manufacturer. A possibility to set speed and acceleration to nearly whatever value you need.

                        And why do I think it's important?

                        There are many people very used to their mouses. To the point when they can't use any other (or can't find any). Sometimes it happens when a person has a disease that changes his or her anatomy. Not every software provides needed options and some old mouses' software doesn't even work anymore.

                        It would be just a possibility…

                        3 votes
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                        • I am photosensitive. Extremely sensitive to light, so I prefer dark screens. Allow more darkness via a secondary program.

                          I am photosensitive. Extremely sensitive to light, so I prefer dark screens. Allow more darkness via a secondary program.

                          Blue colors are higher in energy, thus photosensitive people don't want the screen dark only, but brown-yellowish to cut-off the high frequencies.

                          My intelligence is normal and I use the Photoshop for short periods.
                          When I finalize a picture, I usually keep it dark, but without that brown-yellowish effect in order I control the output. So an on/off button to the high-cut filter (or blue cut-off filter) would be useful.

                          People are photosensitive due to:
                          1. disease (genetical, viral, bacterial, hormonal…

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                          • Separate mouse and keyboard options 'Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen

                            Under 'Ease of Access' - 'Make the mouse easier to use' the option exists: 'Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen.'
                            Under 'Make the keyboard easier to use', there is the same option. Exactly the same. If you tick one and Apply, the other gets ticked. If you untick one, the other is unticked. They are the same option.

                            I'm asking that they be separated. I don't want mouse to make window snap to the edges, I'd like to keep full control of where I mouse-move windows to.

                            But I'd like to keep…

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                            • keyboard on touch

                              i like one keyboard arrang on vertical direction and button function for horizontal move left or right, or corner

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                              • keyboard on screen

                                i want on keyboard on screen have or include mouse pad, ink workplace, and taskview button

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                                • My Samsung S7 phone has a microphone symbol on its soft keyboard and does a great job entering words that I speak to email or text msg abou

                                  My Samsung S7 phone has a microphone symbol on its soft keyboard and does a great job entering words that I speak to email or text msg about anywhere. I have ALS and this feature on W10 would be a great help.

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                                  • put in an update to windows 10 that can fix the spotlight feature on lockscreen. i lost mine, but did capture some

                                    recapture the lockscreen spotlight pictures, several ideas are out there but a simple fix could be made. come on Microsoft

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                                    • Narrator

                                      Since the new fall creators update is out can you please update the keyboard shortcuts list for narrator.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • The Superlity Eminence of Microsoft is "beyond comparison".

                                        Should be more easy for layman and that's all.

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                                        • Eyesight is not good. I have custom fonts and they are very large. The Microsoft Accessibiity page is the first page to be really off...

                                          Having these light bacground pages causes my vision to be worse, making my eyes burn as being light blinded. High Contrast can help temporarily but even those settings can hurt eyes after a little while. The pages seem shiny. What we need is a matte finish with a slightly duller color. Say gray or light brown. I'm pretty partial to a light wine or rust color. Eyes feel better on other pages that I am able to do Custom, the way I like.
                                          I'm sure everyone is different, but it's nice that you work at trying to help us. I…

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