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  1. Surface Duo - Audio Streaming for Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    I hope the Surface Duo team can implement direct audio streaming in Android 10 to hearing aids and the Cochlear Nucleus 7 sound processor for the deaf.

    Apple iOS has had this capability for more than two years and Google Pixels now have it, including the new Pixel 4. No other Android devices have it.

    "With the official release of Android 10, Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL* will be the first Android phones to support direct streaming to ReSound LiNX Quattro™ and Beltone Amaze™ hearing aids and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor.…

    9 votes
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  2. fix magnifier bug windows 10

    When using magnifier in full screen zoom it doestn zoom in toward the mouse anymore. Instead it zooms in to the left corner of the window you are using and often doesnt follow windows you are typing in. For some reason it bounces to the side so you are typing outside the magnifier window when zoomed in.

    4 votes
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  3. computer maintenance and protection.

    I do know that Microsoft does offer computer protection and maintenance to people. For the sake of disabled people who would be on low income would it be possible to offer this service at a which used price knowing that many of these people are on quite low incomes?

    4 votes
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  4. computer protection and help for the disabled

    I have noticed that a very good speech recognition dictation app is available in office 365. Many disabled users may be unable financially to pay for this so I was wondering whether it could be sent to office users who would find it difficult type because of arthritis in the hands carpal tunnel and other similar disabilities. For those who are not able to purchase office could it be sent on application to their version of wordpad?

    4 votes
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  5. Paint

    Please make available in MS Paint not 3D the option to move freely any selected area. This mean that if select a small area/text/shape cursor won't let you "grab it" and move it to the desired & final place.

    4 votes
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  6. Photosensitive epilepsy / flashing lights

    I thought about this from a concert I went to on the weekend,

    There could be more options for photosensitive and possibly other forms of epilepsy in Microsoft products, as TV shows and some video content may warn about flashing images but not all will.

    I am curious if there is a way for flashing light warnings to be in accessibility checker or better yet in Windows itself with options for when flashing lights are detected or possibly a way to prevent flashing images from being displayed.

    While I don't know too much about epilepsy, I believe these features could…

    22 votes
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  7. Dynamics 365 - Connections Function

    Making "Connections" in Dynamics is generally a slow, contact by contact process. It would very helpful if you could select a list of contacts (from a search or similar) and the "connect" them all to a a specified contact in a single step.

    4 votes
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  8. Resolving issues over phone only after basic troubleshooting doesn't work is largely inaccessible for people who cannot talk on the phone

    It's very frustrating as a person with a disability that prevents me from using the phone that resolving issues that are more complex than answered on the FAQs forums require scheduling a support call.

    How is a person who cannot talk on the phone supposed to talk on the phone?

    10 votes
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  9. disable touchpad of labtop

    Hi, please add a feature that can disable touchpad to avoid movingmouce cursor when a blind user is working with his or her computer. I suggest that make a separate app so, all windows users can use it. best.

    4 votes
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  10. Please add Sound control panel back to the icon. It's less convenient to access it through the "Open Sound settings" window

    Please add Sound control panel back to the volume icon. It's less convenient to access it through the "Open Sound settings" window.
    I use this feature many times a day and I don't like the change

    4 votes
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  11. windows one core voices are misbehaving at all in all slavic languages. English language is trying to be pronounced like the original

    please fix the following issues in the croatian and polish one core voices:
    1. make the dictionaries togglable, so that they can be turned on or off.
    2. please tur off all english readout for the slavic languages, polish, croatian, czech,
    4. fix the pronunciation of the letters q w x when in a word, now these are omitted.
    In the future, who can i contact to give feedback to one core voices? Users cannot use these voice in a daily use.

    4 votes
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  12. Want drag-and-drop feature for MouseKeys

    I use the MouseKeys feature A LOT. but when I press the 5 (fire key) and along with an arrow key, it does not perform any drag and drop functionality.

    I pray to MS corporation to add the feature to use drag and drop functionality within Keyboard's MouseKeys feature.

    5 votes
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  13. Make wireless charging through the display by picotechnology

    Also allow sensors to detect when a user is in front of the screen and boot automatically.

    4 votes
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  14. give windows 10 the the display and personalization of windows 7

    i am almost blind and windows 10 is not blind friendly windows 7 was fantastic for us blind people could you add bold text feature or made the display and personalization settings like windows 7? since the change from 7 to 10 on january 14th i am having a very hard time using my computer the magnyfier on the computer is not good it takes up to much of the screen plus you only see a small amount and moving it back and forth trying to read makes me dizzy with 7 i could use the computer just fine with…

    5 votes
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  15. Improve accuracy and functionality of speech recognition

    The accuracy of speech recognition appears to be coming up again and again.

    I spent £450 on a new laptop, hoping that the accuracy would be excellent compared to google. Clear and so disappointed and frustrated that I had considered the facts that I still have enough time to return the laptop to the shop and change it for an Ipad. I have cerebral palsy and injured my hands four years ago and they have not recovered due to spasticity.

    Maybe speech recognition could be improved by using some of the most commonly used commands in the training section as…

    4 votes
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  16. add MouseKeys on Accessibility home page

    Microsoft products have an incredibly useful feature called the "MouseKeys". But the page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility is not providing the details of it. Please add it to accessibility homepage with due respect.

    4 votes
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  17. Needed feature: text masking/scrolling (for stroke/reading difficulties)

    This would be helpful in Windows (all applications), or an App for iOS. I work with veterans who frequently have print disabilities due to stroke (hemianopsia or neglect). This makes reading in a crowded environment difficult. It would be helpful if there was a way to mask text so only one line appears at a time, with the option for text scrolling (like a TV ticker) to move text into their "reading view" without having to move their eyes. (This saccadic movement causes people to lose their place and not be able to retain what they have read).

    In an…

    8 votes
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  18. Please fix the taskbar issue

    Each time I click into a full screen game in certain areas, the task bar minimizes my game and automatically begins to type into a search bar. This issue is worse when navigating through webpages. Please add an update to fix this issue. This is causing alot of frustration when even doing simple webage navigation.

    4 votes
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  19. Better Windows 10 Dark Mode

    Hi
    It's just a few suggestions about Windows 10: Dark Mode.
    It's better to ReDesign File Explorer in Dark Mode AND use More Attractive & Better Colors AND make the Texts (file names,etc) more Readable.
    Put Option to Set Dark Mode for Each Program (Settings,File Explorer,etc) Separately.
    AND a Schedule to set Turn on & Turn off TIME (Like Night light).
    I hope you think about these.

    4 votes
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  20. It's harassment rather than access for those who actually use and need public access computers and Microsoft Office Suite accessibility. js

    Title:>It's harassment rather than access for those who actually use and need public access computers and Microsoft Office Suite accessibility, especially if their own pc, computer, phone, or other essential device is vandalized and/or stolen.

    It is becoming a problem that esteemed, retired, temporarily out of commission, &/or disabled established authority figures in Los Angeles have and currently are having a problem using the resources over which they expand, use, and develop the rules for and find/deliver the funds for the general and specific fund classes that are necessary for those resources to be used, to be distributed city-wide, and…

    4 votes
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