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  1. Don't read "zero items" in Outlook 2016 with JAWS when there are other messages displayed

    Using JAWS 2019 with Outlook 2016 (O365), I view my Inbox without the reading pane active. When I press the "delete" key on my keyboard while in the message list, I hear "zero items." Yet if I arrow upa nd down, I hear more email in the folder.

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  2. Color contrast of names for people who are out-of-office in Outlook's dark mode

    I changed the color of Outlook to "Black", as white is blinding to me as a low-vision user. However, when people have an out-of-office message, the text still shows as red on black...which is impossible for me to read. I'd prefer a different color be used.

    3 votes
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  3. In Microsoft Outlook Contacts, could Videophone be added as a type of telephone number, in addition to TTY/TDD, which is already available?

    More and more, Deaf people have videophones (instead of TTY/TDDs). But there's no way to indicate that a specific tel. number if a videophone. this would be great!

    3 votes
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  4. Darken the Out of Office Shading

    Out of office color should be much darker. The shading for a full Out of Office day in the Exchange version of Outlook is barely distinguishable from open time. This didn't use to be the case.

    5 votes
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  5. Ability to set up someones preffered disability settings when sending an email to them

    My daughter is visually impaired so she needs to have text in size 24 and Arial Black but I need to manually amend my email to these settings each time I email her. I therefore think there should be a way of setting my settings for an individual i.e. if I know Holly needs in size 24 and Arial Black whey can’t my O365 remember that and when I put here email address it does it not automatically set these settings.

    4 votes
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  6. Improve ability to differentiate between small office icons on taskbar

    I'm partially color blind, and the new modern icons, when used as "small icons" are very hard to differentiate at a glance as they all use a similar color scheme. Yes, they have different icons and letters, but they blend in. Perhaps there is a way to add alternate taskbar icons with different colors to help differentiate between Teams, Outlook, and Word at a glance.

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  7. i have never encountered such a pathetic technical support. utterly useless

    i cant access a product i bought off you because of your inane and pathetic tech support.

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  8. Need Mail Accessabilities like we use to have

    Do something with the mail. Why doesn't Microsoft deal with the outlook mail and have all the extra that the previous email had like windows 7 etc?

    3 votes
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  9. Alt text option for picture that can be added to signature in Microsoft Outlook.

    Users need to be able to add alt text to pictures that can be added to one's signature in Microsoft Outlook. I have employees that just want to attach a digital picture of their business card. Thank you.

    5 votes
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  10. can't navigate address suggestions when composing email in Outlook ios app w VO

    In the Outlook app for IOS with VO, when composing an email and I begin to enter text in the "To" field, I'm unable to navigate the email suggestion list with VO that appears visually. Instead as I swipe I get the fields in the main window like "cc" and "bcc".

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  11. Please reinstate the bold, centered font for all day events that only run for a single day

    All day events that only run for a single day are now not bold and are left justified. Please make them bold and centered like all my other all day events that last longer than one day

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  12. 3 votes
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  13. Please make Out Of Office Shading Darker

    Please make the out of office shading darker in Outlook - like the old version. The darker shading is a much more effective way to those of us who manage several calendars. Currently looking for other calendar software due to this issue.

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  14. one touch

    Would love to just have an option to set away message for vacation. its not an everyday function, so I struggle every time I go on vacation from work and home to figure out how to configure it. My suggestion is a tab in the email section "Set away status" with some very simple drop downs allowing you to add a message or use a generic setting.

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  15. App Fonts & Visual Accessibility Design Options

    I opened a ticket with Premier support and was told to go submit my comments and vote at https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293346-outlook-for-android/suggestions/8687848-edit-app-font-font-size-and-color-in-email. I was surprised it had so many votes, yet it was DECLINED and commenting was closed!

    The only accessibility option in the Outlook for Android app is for contrast - which isn't that great. Our agency has many visually-impaired users with various levels of disability. They are unable to use email on their phones because there are no real accessibility options in the Outlook app and setting up their email in the native app isn't an option because we are…

    3 votes
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  16. eliminating need to make further calls to tech support

    I am happy that I was able to get outlook up and running, but if the tech went a bit slower and explained what they were doing, I might be able to set it myself when I get a new computer and not have to rely on their help to do it.

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  17. Outlook font

    Please make it possible to automatically change the font on INCOMING Outlook email messages to a font that is the recipient's choice, rather than the sender's choice. This would make it so much easier to read emails sent in fonts or sizes that are difficult for some people to read (dyslexic could change all incoming mail to a particular font, or visually impaired could change font size to larger/particular color) without having to manually edit the formatting of each message.

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  18. Change sound notification for important email on laptop using Windows 10.

    When receiving a new email, I want to hear a different notification sound for important emails.

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  19. An Idea For Your Accessibility Tab

    It is extremely difficult to get a hold of the Microsoft Support Team if one does not have access to a phone. It is great to have the 'Chat' option, however, if one's account has been restricted for security reasons, one would think that the Team would use the alternate Recovery e-mail address as an option to be able to retrieve a code in order to regain access to one's account. Have you thought about people who have no ability to send you a text message? Food for Thought!

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  20. Office 365 Accessibility

    Outlook 365 needs separators to the right & left of "save & close" so I won't accidentally select delete and lose work I NEED. Also, Calendar needs the name of the current day in bright Yellow so it stands out from other days in thw week of month.

    6 votes
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