Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Microsoft Teams - Type a New Message box

    In Windows Desktop app (and possibly other Teams sites). Change the placeholder text for a new Chat message to include the Team & Channel or People the message will be sent to.

    Without this, the problem is a screen reader user must tab to find the chat they are in. Even Ins+T for the Window Title does not tell the user the Chat they are in.

    2 votes
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  2. Adding Bluetooth device, "Pair Device?" dialog bug

    If I have text size set to 120% and add a Bluetooth device the confirmation dialog box is unusable. You can see "Pair Device?" but the Allow and Cancel buttons are not visible and can't be triggered with keystrokes, ie: Alt+A, Alt+C, Enter or Escape.
    I have to set text size to 100%, add the Bluetooth device and set text back to 120%.
    The dialog at 120% is only 1/3 the height of the same dialog at 100%. About 100px vs 300px.

    2 votes
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  3. Can we have the option of wider borders on Windows apps

    Can we have the option of wider borders on Windows apps without the need for high contrast mode? When I have a number of applications overlapping it is really difficult to spot where one end and another starts.

    2 votes
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  4. Narrator should have a pause function

    A very common function that people need is to have their text-to-speech app pause and then continue from where it was paused

    6 votes
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  5. Captcha

    Make Captcha accessable to visually impaired user.

    4 votes
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  6. Customize app notification sound in Windows

    It would be nice if we could change the notification sound of a specific app. Ex: I would like to put a different sound on my MS Teams notifications so that it's clear when I receive a message!

    2 votes
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  7. Activate windows

    Screen is overly bright for normal display but extremely dark for games. I personalized to try an balance, but the second try tells me to activate windows, but it is already activated. Win 10 is not as user friendly as Win 7 and Win 7 was not as user friendly as Win 98.

    3 votes
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  8. Senior profile in Family groups

    Hi, I would like to suggest the creation of a new Senior profile in Family groups, for the elderly people in the family.

    I've added Granma as a Member to our Family group so that she may use my Office365 Family license, but it doesn't feel right: she is elderly, not a child, and having the possibility to monitor her feels like intruding in her privacy.

    Giving her admin rights, on the other hand, could jeopardize the security of our Family group.
    A Senior profile with limited features and no monitoring would be a very useful addition.
    I hope you'll…

    1 vote
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  9. VISUAL ONSCREEN INDICATOR

    Acer Swift SF314-57G (Device name: LAPTOP -0AMLCVEL)

    When the Caps Lock is turned on, I would like some visual indicator on screen.

    Please see the following comment posted a month ago on - https://community.windows.com/en-us/videos/windows-101-how-to-turn-on-windows-10-caps-lock-indicator/89JCZvPuJ6s


    This has been on the feedback Center for months and nothing has been done about it. So... you are saying that deaf people have to guess whether they are typing a password in Capitals or lowercase and are not entitled to the same amount of ease as a person of hearing..

    Sincerely hope there would be some actions taken to improve the user experience.

    Santhosh Jose

    2 votes
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  10. MS Teams volume too loud on Applie iPad

    MS Teams volume is ridiculously loud on the iPad. I've turned it all the way down and it's still blasting - seems it's about 2-3 volume levels above other apps.

    I've been forced to stick duct tape over the speakers to reduce the sound.

    Can you fix this?

    1 vote
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  11. Make a clear and simple way to disable palm rejection

    I can’t find any simple way to disable palm rejection in Windows 10 making it impossible for me to use the trackpad and keyboard simultaneously. This is ridiculous and severely limits accessibility for those with one hand. Please just make this an option that is clear. Just a simple on or off.

    3 votes
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  12. Suggestion: 'Finalize' button when user clicks submit -

    Recently, I saw a sudden downhill in the way Microsoft forms functions; when I used Microsoft Forms to submit a very important test paper, I needed to upload a file (PDF). But (this is my fault partially), I used the touchscreen to upload a file, except that I couldn't; since I was careless and clicked the 'submit' button instead of the 'upload' button. The mistake costed me an entire 3 hours of regret and a loss of 12 marks from my exam paper out of 20 marks. I suggest that to prevent this from happening to any other innocent person…

    3 votes
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  13. Outlook glitch

    Sometimes when I am in Outlook, new messages come in and they hide some messages in my Inbox. JAWS is unable to show me that the hidden messages in the Inbox are still there and there is the possibility of
    accidentally deleting them.

    would you be willing to see what you can do to correct this problem? Thank you.

    2 votes
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  14. Display settings

    The control panel settings page needs to be larger to begin with. I need to grocery shop on line, it was difficult to see what choices were available. If those of us visually impaired could read the existing font to adjust to larger, we wouldn't need to do this. It's common sense really.

    3 votes
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  15. Bing search bar

    The Bing search bar was a great innovation and its now gone. Before you change something, think of our ease of use. Please give us the option of putting it on our desktop.

    2 votes
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  16. Fix typing lag while using text cursor indicator

    I upgraded to the new 2004 build and I was thrilled to see Microsoft added the text cursor indicator. However, after using it for a few days, I noticed lag while typing. I turned off the feature on and off, and I concluded that the text cursor indicator is causing the lag.

    4 votes
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  17. Supporting students

    Without disclosing my disability I feel I have been let down by Microsoft.
    I am a student nurse who purchased a surface pro 4 in good faith from your company to complete my degree. It offered the majority of what I required for ease of access.
    Approximately 2weeks ago I began to experience flickering and ghosting on my system. I have also lost and corrupted some of my files for University.
    Following a diagnostic check from one of your team. They were going to replace my system as it has a fault with the equipment which was as a result…

    4 votes
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  18. Accessibility Improvements MS Teams inTablet App for Educational Use

    My children are both doing remote learning using MS Teams on school-provided iPads. There are three critical improvements that are needed to improve accessibility for young children (but they would also greatly help other users such as those with disabilities and some elderly users):
    1) The user needs to be able to "pin" the toolbar to the bottom of the screen so it stays visible or, better yet, set that as a preference in the Settings. It's difficult for a kindergartner to get that toolbar to come up quickly enough to answer a teacher's question.
    2) The meeting host (i.e.,…

    3 votes
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  19. electronic paper

    Adding the possibility to turn a mobile phone or tablet into electronic paper (E-Paper). In this way: by writing the desired content on these devices, it will also be displayed on the computer screen (or laptop).

    1 vote
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  20. Customisable keyboard layout with modifier keys

    I use a one-handed keyboard that allows me to mirror the right-hand side keys onto the left using a modifier key. But I have to use external keyboards to do this, it would be much better to have this function native to my computer so I can access one-handed typing with any keyboard and to be able to design which keys go where to reduce strain. Similar to how this keyboard configurator works https://configure.ergodox-ez.com/ergodox-ez/layouts/default/latest/0

    1 vote
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