Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Signature for the blind

    I hope Microsoft would make it possible for blind people to sign the electronic signature on their own.

    3 votes

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  2. MS TEAMS desktop app crashes when navigating through channels with NVDA

    Since May 2020, MS TEAMS crashes when trying to select a particular channel within a team using NVDA screen reader.
    For example, if a team contains 3, 4 or more channels, pressing up and/or down arrow in a channel list several times makes Teams application crash and close unexpectedly. It may restart itself (not always) with a following error message:

    There was a glitch, and we had to restart the app. It's good to go now.

    This problem appears in desktop app only at least on Windows10.

    Additional info from Control Panel:

    Source
    Microsoft Teams

    Summary
    Stopped working

    Date
    ‎10/‎19/‎2020…

    3 votes

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  3. Case 1512696752:

    I noticed a change in Microsoft Forms. In the past, filling form with screen reader was quick because it was possible to navigate from question to question by using heading level navigation. Now only the form itself has a main heading but questions have not headings.How do I get headings automatically for each question. I contacted the Microsoft disability answer desk and they had the same issue. I got case number 1512696752.

    2 votes

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  4. Include accessibility features for all Office versions

    It is disappointing to discover that many if not most basic accessibility features are only available in Office 365. I hope that as future stand alone releases are developed that these features are not eliminated or reduced as a way of driving business to Office 365. I only have need of basic Office software and prefer not to use the online version or be locked into a subscription. Regrettably, I am forced to subscribe to Office 365 in order to access features like dictation, which is fundamental for how I need to work.

    5 votes

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  5. Child friendly Operating system

    I would like to post an idea that can we have child friendly Operating system. So far, we have OS supporting all laptop. A child doesn't uses all the features/tools which are by default provided by the OS. If an OS provides the basic feature like Microsoft Office and a chat tool. If the current OS have the capability to disable the features which are not being used for the age group 4-12 years then it can also be a possibility.

    5 votes

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  6. calendar just needs to be more intuitive in general allow recurring reminders and make the adding and dismissing process make more since and

    office on my ic with jaws 2020 is slow and when i go to work with the calendar or other things its intuitiveness is unclear to you it may be considered accessible but to me its not I have no clear way to add a recurring reminder. I can add events and appointments but deleting mistakes is a difficult thing. I wish once i saw the calendar it gave jaws related or nvda related tips. I wish the keyboard related help right out. finding the related help i need seems difficult. I am going to work on the calendar and…

    6 votes

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  7. All Microsoft pages are displaying type in Segoe Black in Chrome browser

    Microsoft pages are displaying type in Segoe Black in Chrome browser

    3 votes

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  8. 1 vote

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  9. Put live support Back

    I read all these blogs I have no idea what you people are talking about. why can't I get help from Microsoft. I'm 68 years old I was born in this country with a learning disability. I pay for Microsoft assure software support. That way I could talk to a live person and they took that away from me.There is no stores open did you notice that they tell you to go to help.support.com or Microsoft support. com Microsoft Lock me out of my account and I have to send paperwork to my attorney three days ago.

    1 vote

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  10. Need to make TEAMS accessible to voice to type without using a dictation box each time

    I've been using Skype for several years and it's been working great as I can type straight into the required field. However with TEAMS, I have to open a dictation box, dictate my words, then click transfer then press enter. It's a dictation dilemma! I should be able to voice to type into the field and press enter when work discussions are going back-and-forth I don't have time to add all those steps. Can you please look into this before Skype is totally obsolete.

    1 vote

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  11. New Business Opportunities

    Good to hear from you and hope you're fine . Stay safe.

    We are from India BM Soft Solutions , Puducherry, working in Accessibility, XML conversion ,EPub conversion, Type setting, Copy editing ,proof reading ,Web site development and App development (Hybrid App and Native App) all above mentioned mainly depends on Microsoft products .

    Coming to Microsoft Azure is there any way the above said work listed can be simplified, quickened using Microsoft azure or Microsoft software’s tools, resources as we tried and failed to get common look software unavailable in our region and waiting for this release https://commonlook.com/google-chrome-new-accessibility-feature-launched-commonlook-expertise/ to…

    5 votes

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  12. Add the option to use pictures for answer choices in Forms

    When considering a Universal Design to Learning approach, the ability to use visuals (pictures) for an answer choice in a form would assist our visual learners and allow for alternate access and assessment. For some students, reading is incredibly difficult without an accompanying visual.

    20 votes

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  13. Please include Verdana as one of the fonts in the immersive reader

    Please include Verdana as one of the fonts in the immersive reader. I have a number of students I work with that have visual impairments. When given a Font Evaluation, inevitably they choose Verdana as their font of choice. This would be incredibly helpful to many persons who have a visual impairment.

    4 votes

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  14. chrome

    It might be worth while enabling the download of chrome in windows s. I don't really care if windows is built with the same open source technology as chrome. The simple fact is I like google chrome, my phone is android, my email accounts are all google. It just makes sense to log into one internet server and have access to all my important documents and photos and email and phone.

    so its a real inconvenience that I have to stop windows s and go to winows 10. if you want to add more value to your product it might…

    1 vote

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  15. footer color contrast

    At the moment I'm not sure it's possible to insert a footer in Word that is of sufficient colour contrast. Even when the footer colour is set to pure black there seems to be a filter over it that makes it grey with a contrast ratio of 3.9:1. Obviously, this is not sufficient to meet WCAG requirements.

    6 votes

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  16. Accessibility webinars need a way to add to calendar

    For webinars on aka.ms/JoinAccessibilityWebinar, it would be helpful to have a way to add events to a calendar, downloading an ICS file.

    7 votes

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  17. Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

    Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

    4 votes

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  18. June 6 My bank debited my account for Microsoft accessibility. As of today I do not have use of the system. I have chatted 5 or 6 times. Now

    Solve problems when clients pay. I have chatted , called, emailed, sent documents and I still don’t have access. Should I call bank about charge you received June 6?

    5 votes

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  19. Improve Teams meeting access when using Jaws screenreader

    We use Outlook hosted on premises rather than a calendar within Teams and it doesn't seem possible to go from the meeting invite to joining a Teams meeting when navigating using the Jaws screen reader. Can the this be improved for the setup we have?

    6 votes

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  20. MS is apparently clueless regarding disability help. No matter how I try to address my issue, I eventually wind up back here.

    I had to choose a non-related subject after more than an hour searching for help so I request you read the entirety of my note before chastising me-again-- for not being able to find the correct place to ask for help. I am 62 years old, disabled, and know very little about computer tech. Nor should I. I won't give you any more of my time than I have to. Your windows 10 update bricked my laptop and being disabled means there's no funds to repair or replace it. In the past I have spent dozens of hours trying to…

    6 votes

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