Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. 6 votes

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  2. Extremely difficult to use and access. What is the waiting period about? Just want to erase my searches. Not at all easy to use.

    When I sign in and get a code do not make me get another and then say it takes several weeks to use. This is stupid. Make Microsoft for us dummies who are who we say we are and just want to do simple things like erase search history.

    3 votes

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  3. Windows Classic emulators

    I know this may not seem like an appropriate location for this suggestion, but I had a thought this morning. Since many people find Windows intimidating, why provide a sort of backwards compatibility for the user. What I mean is a $20 VM that emulates previous Windows environments for those who are too scared of the newest Windows OSes. In essence, it would be sort of like training wheels for Windows.

    For example, for students with learning disabilities, they could ease into the modern Windows by starting in Win 95. Since older Windows versions tended to be far less feature…

    3 votes

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  4. 4 votes

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  5. Improvements to On-Screen Keyboard

    Here are a few suggestions for the on-screen keyboard:

    -allow users to add words to the dictionary
    -add functionality for "abbreviation expansion" (allowing users to type a few letters that automatically expand into a longer string, such as an e-mail address or phrase)
    -allow users to customize the layout and color scheme
    -improve word prediction by learning the user's writing style
    -emoji!

    Thanks!

    9 votes

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  6. I have dyslexia. Lost my Hotmail Password. Password recovery page unsuccessful. Please Help.

    I have filled in the password recovery page but I keep getting a message that insufficient info has been provided. I cannot log into my Windows 10 Lenovo laptop. Where do I go from here? Is it possible to speak to someone about this matter? None of the online solutions work for me.

    6 votes

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  7. Phone verification on suspended account.

    Microsoft account is suspended. Instruction said put enter the phone number for sending verification code. My phone number has no function of SMS. There are no alternative way to verification. I hope to verify by phone call.

    3 votes

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  8. Extend access to Windows 10 for the disabled.

    Microsoft should extend free access to Windows 10 for the disabled and give clearer notice of its expiration. There are many disabled who were unaware of the deadline. Windows 10 has additional features for helping disabled persons. In addition, it is clearly in Microsoft's interest to have as many people using Windows 10 as possible.

    11 votes

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  9. Incorrect opening times for telephone conversations with UK disability helpdesk,

    Telephone opening times, needs to updated weekly to see if they are correct.
    It is not the first time were found at the weekend, opening stated times on the website does not correspond when actually using it..
    Especially important for dyslexics who want to speak not try to use the computer and voice recognition software at the same time too stressful when there's an issue.

    3 votes

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  10. change the format of your multiple windows in one screen.

    After the three finger swipe, the multi window screen is now a scroll format. Because windows are not in predictable places, quickly changing between windows has become more tedious. Before, I could quickly switch between two windows I am using frequently, but now there is a lot more hovering of my mouse to find the window I need

    3 votes

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  11. Provide Services for Customers RETAINING THE BETTER WINDOWS XP & VISTA

    PLEASE PROVIDE OPTIONS!

     If a customer is NOT buying a new computer OR purchasing an UPDATED WINDOWS VERSION, give customers some options as to how to sustain services safely.
    
    The newer versions of Windows have less customization options,, have way too much graphics (ribbons and windows are visually too crowded & chaotic), and are not user friendly for end users who need a user created custom,simplified in focus, desk top environment.
    Rather than force such users to buy a new computer or purchase an incompatible software system that does not function for those with individualized computer visual field,Microsoft should offer
    5 votes

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  12. Add missing access keys to all recently added commands in Visual Studio that are missing them

    No, not hot keys. No, not command bindings. Access keys are the letters that get underlined in menu text when you use the ALT key to open a menu.

    4 votes

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  13. Add "smart punctuation" to the Windows onscreen keyboard

    Typing on the Windows onscreen keyboard is already excruciatingly slow. It is even slower when using text completion with a space after a word and having to click Backspace to insert punctuation. "Smart punctuation" would make it a bit less excruciating. That is, have an option for the backspace to be sent automatically when clicking a punctuation mark, then for instance a space to be sent after a comma. Maybe even an option to capitalize the first letter of sentences. Most keyboard based word prediction programs offer this option, as do better onscreen keyboards.

    6 votes

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  14. Regarding this website

    Hi, when I wrote my feedback about narrator, the feedback asked me to fill my email and then submitted it.

    After a few days, I hadn't received any notifications or emails from Microsoft team, so I went back to to the website again. I checked my feedback and you already responded to me. That's strange.

    I remembered last year when I voted or submitted my feedback, I would get emails from Outlook.

    Can you investigate this issue?

    4 votes

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  15. Text to speech for people with mutism

    I'm a mute gamer and have microsoft text to speech set up to a virtual audio cable to feed through my mic, problem is it's tedious and impractical to use. The only way to have microsoft text to speech accurately read off what I want is to open text to speech, clear the text, type the text and hit preview voice.

    What we should have is something we can type into, hit enter, have it clear and read off the text typed through text to speech. Something that can easily be alt+tabbed into.

    3 votes

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  16. Automatically caption any video without subtitles in real time

    So we can understand a video even if it never came with subtitles using the default Windows 10 video app. It will be a game changer for accessibility

    5 votes

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  17. 3 votes

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  18. Please I need a phone number

    Why isn't there a large print phone number to call the Disability Desk on the first page?

    5 votes

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  19. Add the ability to adjust the size of sliders, windows, and sub-window frames.

    if you open Microsoft Access, and you have a query open, the Alt+spacebar does not allow for resizing the query window. The only alternative I can find is to maximize the query window within Access, which defeats the purpose of trying to see two of these subwindows at the same time.

    My hope is that Microsoft will push an update that allows people to customize the width of scrollbars and window frames, like you used to have with Windows 7 and previous versions.

    4 votes

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  20. A compliment

    Being a Vietnam-Era Disabled Vet, I hope the right office will get this message. Without you, (MC for Seniors), I would not advance myself
    in learning the functions of my laptop, (Case #1421767903). Without
    Johnrey R., as many other techs have helped me in the past.
    Thank you and God Bless.

    3 votes

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