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  1. Add Speech to Windows BIOS

    The most inaccessible part of Windows is the BIOS. There is no way for a blind person to change the BIOS by them selves and it is almost impossible to have someone on your phone read the screen that is on the bios over the phone.
    This means that I need to have someone who is comfortable with working on the innards of the computer, who I trust, following directions from someone who has no idea what they should be looking for.
    This is the only time where Narrator has an advantage over other screen readers.
    Please allow some access…

    12 votes
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    • Make the GitHub contribution chart accessible

      With the recent acquisition of GitHub, I am hoping Microsoft can help to make parts of it more accessible. The contribution chart in particular is a mess. It is completely keyboard inaccessible, its hit areas are too small, it offers no cues for what is interactive, its contrast is poor, it is not exposed to screen readers in any way, and it is not even responsive.

      As a coding experiment I outlined these issues and made a WCAG 2.1 AA compliant version and shared it with GitHub in the hopes they would use it:

      http://adrianroselli.com/2018/02/github-contributions-chart.html

      10 votes
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      • improve ease of access

        This was meant to be a customer service question but I couldn't find a suitable place to ask it. I use Windows 8 I've been diagnosed with AMD and my vision is failing so I'm looking for tools to allow me to continue using my PC. I just visited "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center" and perhaps there are some good suggestions there but small text, poor contrast and the inability to magnify makes the page worthless. I also tried using high contrast settimgs and the parts of the page I could read were wonderful. Unfortunately the rest…

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        • WIN 10 OSK WITH MIC FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

          OSK WITH MIC FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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          • make the num lock and fn lock more compatible, bc now they override each other

            when you engage both the fn lock and num lock you can't use the ZERO '0' button anymore. change that maybe? I hit num lock to actually use the numbers.... seems pretty stupid considering people prob use the 0 key way more than some list icon. this is why people by macs. maybe make the functions as the default so we don't need to fn lock....more people have to be changing the screen brightness and volume WAY MORE that using F5 or whatever!!! are you serious

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            • start dictation using the Eye Control Keyboard

              have some way for me to turn on Dictation, either from the Eye Control Keyboard or maybe add a dwell button on the Eye Control Launchpad to open dictation (attach it to a window much like how scroll works).

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              • Add an option to Runas Administrator for windows installer package

                In the latest stable builds there in Windows Defender Ransomware Protection introduced... But for the Protected Folders List, Windows Installer Throw an Error (Error Code 2503 and 2502) when Try to Install and Uninstall msi pkg...

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                • Reconsider cutting of so many people by not making it possible to use older versions of Skype.

                  People with older computers cannot update to newer versions of browsers and cannot therefore update to newer versions of Skype - they are left out! not able to use what they relied on for so long sometimes as their only means of communications. In combination with the constant signing in (on the same computer!), the many "security" requirements, make it more and more impossible to use Skype. And I pay for the service! Even here below!! I want to make a suggestion or comment, but have to give you all my info and agree to everything!?

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                  • Change how the GroupMe Calendar functions

                    It would be better if events could be created in the GroupMe calendar without it posting immediately. For example; I’m the Volleyball team mom. I would like to be able to go into the calendar and put all events in at once and have it automatically post on the day of the event. Also, give an option to remove the ‘going? Yes. No’.

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                      • Faster mouse keys

                        Hi,

                        The current top speed of mouse keys is not fast enough. Would it be possible to make the top speed parameter be even higher?
                        (without the use of ctrl)

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                        • Please stop the incessant updates.

                          An occasional update would have been bearable. But these update notifications just. wont. stop. And despite all the "warnings" and the schedule changes i make, sometimes it just restarts on its own eating away my time when i most need it. I don't know if it's too late for window 10, but please just finish your product and be done with it the next time if its possible. Badger people who want to updates and leave those perfectly fine with a basic version alone. Thanks.

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                            • Outlook 2016 expanded preview Of Messages

                              In outlook 10 that I use at work with JAWS, the messages are read in several preview lines before I have to open it. I don't like the way it has been shortened to only reading 3 lines; it makes the reading of email cumbersome. Please put Outlook back the way it was in Outlook 2010

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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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                                • Users who are legally blind have a depth issue and in turn cannot see any 3-D. How can we make this accessible for legally blind users

                                  Users who are legally blind have a depth issue and in turn cannot see any 3-D. How can we make this accessible for legally blind users

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                                  • equalizer in Windows

                                    Make Windows more accessible to hard of hearing persons.
                                    So that it be adjusted to the hearing loss of the user.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Please allow Outlook 2016 to say "message"

                                      I am trying to make Outlook 2016 the best screen reader it can be for people who are blind or visually impaired, or for others with disabilities.

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                                      • Fix your online accessory... I keep getting a loop.. I want to close one account but the program WILL NOT LET ME !!!

                                        I have been trying for SEVERAL days to close an account, and I keep getting in a loop. The email on file is closed, removed, gone. I want to change my account password and my EMAIL ADDRESS !!!! but your program will not let me. So now I'll now have to pay 10.00 BECAUSE of your program..

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                                        • I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public.

                                          I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public. I think that it should work with a link sent through mail, or a key, if you don't want healthy people to use the free option.
                                          There are people like me, who were under a rock or so, and found out only recently that windows 10 was released. Sadly, not all countries give disabled people enough money to get windows licences. That's why I ask, if possible, for those people to get help. Right now i'm…

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