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  1. have

    Birla

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  2. 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.

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    3 votes
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  5. Red Light Bug

    Stop releasing product to market before it is ready!
    I do not like being bata tester!

    3 votes
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  6. bug with Outlook 2016 and Magnifier in Windows 10

    Using Outlook 2016 in Windows 10 in High Contrast #1 with Magnifier docked to the top of the screen, NOT using Reading Pane in Outlook, when I open an email and get a new window, this new window will not consistently maximize to be located at the top of the screen just below the Magnifier window. It appears down the screen in some random location. If I click the Maximize button, it does not properly maximize, but instead goes to some somewhat random position and size. This has been happening for months now. I have reported it to Microsoft Accessibility…

    3 votes
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  7. Provide actual customer service

    Have people actually HELP

    3 votes
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  8. "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!

    3 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

    3 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. Support for individuals living with left Homonymous Hemianopsia

    There should a facility for change the order of a display so that the list of folders can be positioned on the right hand side of the screen.

    Whilst this request has been raised against Outlook, the problem applies to all Microsoft products designed for the Windows environment and products developed using Microsoft development tools. eg File Explorer, order of tabs on the toolbar for all applications.

    Note that Homonymous Hemianopsia is often linked to individuals who have had a stroke and they may have other disabilities.

    2 votes
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  14. why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive

    why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive from each other, especially by color at the very least! It's so frustrating trying to switch apps and confusing them all for each other.

    2 votes
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  15. Give control of email message page colour without changing recipient view

    As a user I want full control of email message body page colour Without changing recipient view which may cause issues with recipients devices, compatibility, plus they may have a disability themselves so what works for me may hurt their eyes
    I suffer visual problems, photosensitivity and struggle with white glare on the page when composiing messages in outlook email.
    I changed this message body page background using "page" colour setting to be dark blue with pale text. I didnt realise this page colour changed recipients view too.
    Neither my husband on outlook office (same account as me) nor a…

    2 votes
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  16. My Microsoft word is set up for the visually impaired , i can set the font size cant make taskbarslarger PLEASE TRY 2 fix it

    Make icons in task bars in windows word doc & outlook emails Larger , I had to cancel outlook yesterday I am visually impaired everything across the top & down the left side were invisible to me .

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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!

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  20. 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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