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  1. fix the disability chat. It was working for one day, now it doesn't

    fix the disability chat line. It's failing to work again! I am again getting the pop up that says "error occurred please try back later" I'm sick of this happening, and I needed some immediate help
    Jeff Engle

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      1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "Microsoft is committed to accessability" So why don't you have a plain and simple site: "Contact Microsoft" where we can "CONTACT" yu

      I have to make hundreds of labels in Windows and in Excel, and it would be ideal to have a dotted outline of the individual labels on each applicable label sheet so we can see EXACTLY where the printing will be situated .....
      I spend ages trying to position the print so that it will fit exactly on ALL the labels and not be out of alignment.
      Thanks.
      Patrick.

      2 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • I would like to get real time notifications when updates and changes are made to Office

          The developers are always changing things and this makes things very hard for people with disabilities when we do not know about changes that are made; so, Develope an Automatic Notification for only what you have changed so we will not worry that someone or something messed things up for us...

          4 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • offer limited people the same options you offer able bodied people.

            To fix the issue microsoft itself created, a difficult trip to the store or mailing in my lifeline/laptop and being without it for an undisclosed length of time are the only options. Microsoft does not adhere to ADA laws, it does not have the ability to do things over the phone that it can supposedly do in the store, therefor it favors and offers more for able bodied people than disabled people.

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            • make BeeLine Reader available as a accessibility option in Word. It would really help my struggling readers!

              Please make BeeLine Reader available as a accessibility option in Word. It would really help my struggling readers!

              2 votes
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              • Speak toa live person without wait time - some from U.S.

                See above and
                apply to people with mental illness.
                and what is slimline. no explanation no help screen.. No contact no.

                2 votes
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                • keep older files out on the web because my version cannot be found and I'm not going to buy it again! your website is very UNFRIENDLY since

                  You should after updates occur; put the old version on the web so that people can find it right away and use it without going through not finding documents; looking for their documents all over their laptop and being told that the new version is not supporting the old one. You are forcing people to use new when some old people don't like it!

                  2 votes
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                  • blokladığım metinleri türkçe dinlemek mümkünmü

                    blokladığım metinleri türkçe dinlemek mümkünmü

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                    • make it reasonable to retrieve a forgotten pasasword, instead of going through hopps and hurdles and then declined!!

                      This is truly frustrating! I have had my email for a very long time,, I have it programed to my phone, and it is very important to me as I have children and this is the way that I receive emails from their schools. I don’t understand why I can not access my email from any other computer and have tried the forgotten password option. When clearly I was prompted before to change the password that I have used for a long time, I didn’t want to change my password ,but was prompted that I had to change it! Now…

                      2 votes
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                      • 2 votes
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                        • $$$

                          سلام
                          یک سوپر ایده بسیار بسیار عالی دارم که با امکانات مالی سخت افزاری و نرم افزاری مایکروسافت قابل تبدیل شدن به. محصول و خدمت و سرمایه سرشار خواهد بود
                          لطفا به فارسی ایمیل ارسال کنید.
                          متشکرم
                          Nf.shiraz@gmail.com

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                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Default settings for Microsoft Word

                            Currently, default settings for Word 2016 for table properties are selected to allow rows to break across pages, and don't allow header rows to repeat. My suggestion, since we are all trying to comply with federal law (Section 508) and also be more inclusive of people with disabilities, is to set the default for the following: Deselect "allow rows to break across pages" and select "repeat header rows at the top of each page." It this default is set, then it takes fewer steps to make documents accessible for screen-readers. Thank you.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make signature lines in Office accessible to a screen reader

                              In Word 2016, go to the insert menu and click on signature line. If one tabs through the boxes here, they are not labeled. Next, after filling out the unlabeled boxes, press OK. Now a graphic called "Microsoft Office signature line..." is inserted into the document. First, the signature graphic should say "Unsigned Microsoft Office signature line..." so the user knows the line is unsigned. Second, there is no way for the screen reader user to click the signature to sign the line.

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • what about more control!

                                Don't make it too difficult for other folks

                                4 votes
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                                • Please require alt text when inserting an image into an office document

                                  Go into Microsoft Word, clock on the insert menu. Click on image and select an image. Once you press OK, the image is inserted into a document with no prompting for alt text. Most of the world has no idea what alt text is.

                                  Please add either another required field to the insert dialogue that says "please describe the image" or "please describe the image to a blind person" that will be alt text, or have a second dialogue pop up after the insert image dialogue that requires alt text before the image can be inserted.
                                  These fields can have…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Allow screen readers to access the graphics menu in Microsoft Office

                                    Go to the insert menu. Choose "picture". Select the image you wish to insert. Now the image will be inserted into the document with no alt text (Please require everyone to type in alt text when inserting an image). Now with a screen reader, it is impossible to get to the picture menu to add alt text.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Reverse the columns in the tables for keystroke-based help articles

                                      Many of the older knowledge-based articles which show keystrokes for office have column 1 of the table showing the keystroke and column 2 showing what that keystroke does.

                                      Most people don't care what the keystroke is; they have an action they want to perform and they want to know what keystroke they need to access it.
                                      So be consistent; the first column should always be the action so it's easier to look up.
                                      Someone needs to go through all the help articles that list keystrokes and clean this up. Most of the newer help articles don't have this problem.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Please help all sighted users format their Word documents correctly

                                        When I say to a sighted person: Can you please put headings into your document through the styles dialogue", they have no idea what I'm talking about. Headings are not something sighted people intrinsically understand when using word. The vast majority of word documents I read do not have proper headings in them. In fact, sometimes I get documents that have the heading style on a whole paragraph.
                                        I can think of 3 solutions to this problem:
                                        1. Have an AI style the document based off line breaks and font. If there is a line with a blank line on…

                                        4 votes
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                                        • bring back being able to email microsoft.. not all of us have the time for other ways

                                          getting office has done something to other apps on my computer .. wher they wont open ..

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