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  1. Accessibility Features for Publisher

    I am working in Publisher 2010 (Part of MS Office Professional Plus 2010) and I am looking for resources on creating accessible content. I noticed that there is no accessibility checker. Also, even when I used defined parts like "Headings" and then export to a PDF, those tags are not preserved. I was considering upgrading to the new publisher but I don't see any signs that that has those features either. I am very well versed in using the accessibility features and creating accessible content from Word and PPT, so I was expecting the same functionality in Publisher.

    It seems…

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      3 comments  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • in office 365 word, it would be great if there were schemes for sertain types of writing within pellchecker. this would allow, for exa

        in word office 365, there could be schemes set up so not all documents are spell checked in the same way. there could be schemes for informal writing, such as a story, where characters don't speak the most concise english, as well as formal writing spell and grammer check too. this would enable users to customise the spellchecker to the task at hand.

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          1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Office for Mac - No Alt Key Shortcuts

          I'm an assistive technology instructor for the visually impaired. I have the opportunity of teaching my students on Windows as well as MacOS, whichever they are comfortable with. In my recent experiences with Office for Mac, not just Word, I am noticing that there are no "alt key" shortcuts like there are in Windows. For example, on Windows, I can tell my student to press Alt+h, 7 to change between the different cases; or Alt + n, t to bring up the Insert Table user interface.

          Building this functionality into Office for Mac would be a huge benefit for users…

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            1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Report for disability deaf

            hi microsoft, im trutly deaf with 2 hearing impair, i have been report twice someone who really rude, and it still didnt work. So how am i supposed to do when someone really rude? if you dont anything for disability deaf or normal disability or cancer childern in many world. What are you going to about it. So please help us we have been pleased... Help us Microsoft

            2 votes
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            • Word document tracking colors in High Contrast (and a bug)

              Document tracking colors don't currently show up in High Contrast. Would be nice if they did.

              Also, for some reason, some text in Word docs comes through as black so it can't be read in High Contrast mode. This shows up with text in the same paragraph with the same font styles that are visible.

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              • Edits in immersive reader

                Would love to be able to edit my text in word while it’s displayed in immersive reader. Toggling back and forth can be difficult for our more involved students.

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                  1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • MS word should allow connectivity to an embosser

                  MS Word has a braille font which changes text into braille. Unfortunately MS word does not connect to an embosser so teachers cannot print out documents for their blind students to allow them access the document in braille. Currently, teachers need to cut text from Word documents and copy it into another software program called Duxbury which allows braille to be sent to the embosser. I would like Microsoft to be more inclusive and allow for better translation of text to braille and embossing.

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                    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • make the BeeLine Reader plugin available for Microsoft Word.

                    I currently use the BeeLine Reader plugin for my browser, which helps making dense text passages easier to read. As a legal professional, I would really like to be able to utilize this feature in Microsoft Word but I was told that the plugin architecture does not support BeeLine. Would you please consider adding it? Thank you!

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                    • I cannot my paid for game on-line! This denies my accessability

                      I would like to use the game I have paid for and not be told it is off-line!

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                        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better Beehive

                        I am writing to let you know about my startup working to serve the disability community. Better Beehive is a review application, like yelp, except for the disability community to review businesses and organizations based on their accessibility, empowerment and inclusion of the disability community. A Buzz review is reserved for a disability-friendly entity, and a STING is for the opposite. All reviews are reviewed by the site administrator as a safety measure to make sure only helpful feedback is left on the site. The genuine intent is to create a win-win situation for both businesses and the disability community.…

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                          1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order: 1. provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

                          In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order warnings: Provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

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                          • Narrator should indicate form fields in word

                            Narrator currently doesn't indicate form fields in word for example text boxes for typing, and checkboxes or radio buttons.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bigger controller for people with disabilitys

                              I have never owned a Xbox or Sony or played on one due to my physical disabilities. The controller is too small and buttons are too small. I only have use of one hand and the other hand is deformed and small. I have PC as i can use my good arm for the mouse and my deformed hand on the arrows keys. This works very well for games.

                              For me to be able to play the Xbox i would need a bigger controller with big buttons with big spaces between buttons. I would use my deform hand on the…

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows 10 having trouble with refresh rate

                                I have seizures, and ever since Windows XP, the updates from Windows seem to give me more and more problems. I have multiple devices, so I am able to compare between the various versions, and When I am forced to use a Windows 10 computer set-up, I tend to require additional medication to stay safe.

                                I am hoping someone has some ideas. I am aware of others that are having the same concerns.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Send me a Techy.

                                  I can access Microsoft but Microsoft fails to access my 0-level of technological comprehension. I was born too soon.

                                  Telling me how to fix it, just doesn't do it. In-person consumer service should be provided for the technically disabled would-be/wanna-be user.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • I need to re-install my Microsoft Office but I no longer have the recovery code please advise?

                                    I need to re-install my Microsoft Office but I no longer have the recovery code please advise as I cannot wait a month and there does not seem to be a number I can Phone?

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                                    • My mom downloaded Microsoft Office for me, tried windows activation for windows 10, which i have both...computer says otherwise

                                      I wish I could just be able to activate my windows and Microsoft office because its been both paid for and downloaded by my mom. why can I neither access it nor use it????

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                                        • I used to be able to to increase text sizes toolbar File/home/insert/design, etc and macro icon toolbar in order to function

                                          I used to be able to increase text sizes on the toolbar for File/home/insert/design, etc and macro icon toolbar in order to function. I no longer see the feature in Advaned Display Settings. Bring it back.

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