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  1. Allow images to be ignored by assistive technology in Outlook and Mail

    I am a software developer working for the UK government on a service that sends emails.

    We send HTML emails and have images in them which are only useful visually. We give them blank alt text to mark them to be ignored by the email program.

    Using Outlook 2016 and Windows 10 Mail with JAWS and NVDA, the images are still included in what is spoken. Their URLs are announced as part of the email text.

    I have also tried giving them aria-hidden="true" and role="presentation" to mark them as presentational but this information is not being conveyed to screenreaders.

    Can…

    4 votes
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  2. Why are MS accessibility aides are written in a foreign language (US)

    Why are MS accessibility aides are written in a foreign language (US)
    because I only understand English

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  3. "message list" "outlook for mac"

    I am an Escalation Lead in Microsoft CSS and received an escalation this past week regarding Accessibility Features that are not working properly in Outlook for Mac. There are Font configuration options that are supposed to make the Message List and emails more readable for visually impaired users; however, the customer reports that the settings are not being retained. They reset back to defaults. This is a major issue for this customer's ongoing use of our products. Thanks!

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  4. 5 votes
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  5. Make it easier to help customers

    I have been locked out of my emails as I am overseas. I have done everything step by step as asked several times and still no avail. Have tried to call help line and nothing? I need my email account unlocked as I am travelling and it is vital to me overseas and for work purposes back home!

    2 votes
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  6. Show as Out of Office shading - Outlook 2016

    The shading for the Show as Out of Office needs to be much darker in Outlook 2016, just as it was in earlier versions. It is very annoying that you are no longer able to scan the calendar for out of office days due to the color change.

    11 votes
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  7. Give us more than three lousy formats to "choose" from on new Outlook Mail

    Fire the 20 y.o. software engineers who keep designing upgrades that cause extreme eye strain. Now we have outlook mail with only three screen choices, one of which is text on the far right...ever heard of astigmatism? NONE of the choices let us look at an extensive list of emails we're working from... Why can't you leave Outlook alone ?

    7 votes
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  8. create an easier way to be reached for people struggling with disability

    I have been locked out of my old e-mail, who knows why. And I am struggling reaching anyone to help me. I have a learning disability and you guys have made it very hard/ impossible to call or help me get it back. I have submitted over 10 recovery forms, and none have worked. I am so beyond frustrated.

    2 votes
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  9. Get rid of the new outlook mail, bring back the classic version!!!! Now!!!

    Was forced this morning to use your new version of Outlook Mail. I am very dissatisfied with it. It is unusable !!! I cannot even read text in the tiny windows I am now forced to use. This is totally unacceptable!!!
    Bring back the Classic Version of Outlook Mail to my account NOW or I will be leaving you and telling everyone of my dissatisfaction !!!
    BRING BACK THE CLASSIC VERSION NOW !!!!

    3 votes
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  10. STOP ASKING US TO VERIFY OURSELVES BECAUSE OF OUR EMAIL DECISION

    HAVE AN AD OPT OUT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE AS VERIFYING IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR SOME DISABLED AND NOT EVERYONE CAN HAVE A CELL PHONE

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  11. Fix performance issues with MS Outlook Azzure Info Protection (AIP) plug in whereby the tool slows down Assistive TEch software like Zoomtex

    Understand conflicts and AT software compatability with AIP plug-in and fix, particularly for Zoomtext and Dragon users. Big issue for enterprise customers.

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  12. help me with the activation code on my email

    Code to setup Microsoft account

    2 votes
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  13. Darken and improve the options for Out of Office and All Day Events again - the new colors are NOT functional!

    Darken and improve the options for Out of Office and All Day Events again - the new colors are NOT functional!

    8 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Make outlook.com accessible to screenreaders. Preferably provide a light version.

    Outlook.com remains very inaccessible to Jaws and other screenreaders. The articles that have been posted on this subject are not very helpful and have not been updated in some time. Some email providers offer a light or basic html version, and Microsoft should do something similar here if they value accessibility.

    4 votes
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  17. this new sign in sucks, I can never get to my hotmail,outlook

    Fix this program so I can sign in once and be remembered, I never can get to MSN.com-Hotmail, Outlook email. I am totally fed up with this.

    5 votes
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  18. JAWS screen reader unable to identify voting buttons in Outlook 2016

    Find a way to alert screen readers that voting buttons exist when reading an email in Outlook 2016.

    4 votes
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  19. have a useable phone number!!!! Answer letters sent to the President - 10 - no reply!!!

    get Microsoft to furnish a working phone number. get the president to answer a letter - 10 sent - no reply to any. starting in Jan. 2017 up to Nov, 2017 - a user is an annoyance at Microsoft, except to send money.

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  20. Add a function to be able to choose to NOT save sent items in your sent folder.

    It would be nice, like in Outlook on a PC, if you could have the option to NOT automatically save sent email (saved in sent folder). Many of us in my office do not like to automatically save sent email. If it's critical, I just cc myself. I was able to do this when I was on a PC. Mac does not give that option.

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