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  1. Seeing AI on Android

    Seeing AI is a fantastic app! Please make it available on Android platform.

    86 votes
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      25 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer

      Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they need to enhance Skype 8's functionality to get at least some of Skype 7's functionality to it. One of those missing and crucial for the visually impaired users functions are the global hotkeys for answering and rejecting a call, and similar ones. |They should be restored to Skype 8 as they are in Skype 7. Otherwise, answering or rejecting a call for visually impaired keyboard users is practically a nightmare at the moment. Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the…

      22 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Outlook iPhone app: improve user experience for VoiceOver users

        Improve the user experience for VoiceOver users in the Outlook iPhone app. Efficient Calendar navigation through future dates is currently not possible. Braille screen input can also be unstable in many situations. Native iOS Mail app currently offers a more reliable experience for VoiceOver users.

        5 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to lock XAC modifiers

          Love the Shift command on the XAC. Because I only have use of my head, all my inputs need to come via external switches mounted on my headrest. Since I need to hold the Shift switch down and then press another switch with only my head, I often simply can’t reach that other switch. I can’t hold two switches down at once. But if I could lock Shift (like toggle it on and off), I could press my Shift switch, then my other switch(s), then the Shift switch again. :)

          4 votes
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          • Change XAC profiles with external switch

            I can’t use my hands at all and do everything with external switches, mounted on my headrest. This limits me to only being able to use four switches. I have a profile for playing racing games and another for navigating the Xbox UI; however, because I cannot change between these profiles, I’m confined to either my game or the Xbox UI. I need a way to change profiles so I can independently use my Xbox. :)

            3 votes
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            • Option of pinning the Accessibility Checker in Outlook

              I am trying to be more consistent about using the accessibility checker with Outlook and PowerPoint. I also like the live checking feature as I compose. Having the checker start or appear by default as I begin an email or PPT would be a great option.

              5 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • dwell free typing

                you should integrate swipe typing as explain here (www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/283643/TOCHI_VISAR_Keyboard_Author_Version.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y) for eye gaze to be more than a gemic it needs to get to 20 wpm. For and add word prediction.

                1 vote
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                  4 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • in office 365 word, it would be great if there were schemes for sertain types of writing within pellchecker. this would allow, for exa

                  in word office 365, there could be schemes set up so not all documents are spell checked in the same way. there could be schemes for informal writing, such as a story, where characters don't speak the most concise english, as well as formal writing spell and grammer check too. this would enable users to customise the spellchecker to the task at hand.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Microsoft Family - Screen Time

                    Hi, I would like to have a feature where I could give additional time to my child from the Microsoft Family home screen web site, without the need to have my kid request additional time via email.

                    Also, I would like to have a very granular time assignment possible outside of the predefined time templates (15, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours and 8 hours).
                    Sometime I just want to give 20 minutes, but in the current model this is not possible.

                    It would also be nice to have the ability to stop any allotted time immediately via web site.

                    3 votes
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                    • Narrator read selected text

                      Narrator has an hotkey to 'Read previous line'. It should also have a hotkey for 'Read the selected text'.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Disability is normal part of human diversity

                        First, kudos to you on making technologies accessible to all. Learning Tools are awsome. Please keep working on making all tecnologies fully accessible to people with different types of disabilities. You are doing a great job, but you can always do better 😊.

                        Here are some suggestions related to your post Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia with technology. In this post  there is a confusing reference to the definition of dyslexia. "These students whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning…

                        2 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Narrator suggestions

                          When installing windows from a flash dive it would be nice to have narrator speak during the windows setup process. This would benefit the blind and visually impaired. Also it would be nice to be able to use narrator while in the bios.

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Restore drag/drop function

                            I was able to drag/drop emails to Calendar. But it seems that this function was removed from Outlook 2016. Please restore this function.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Select specific spot to read in edge

                              Users should be able to highlight any text in Edge and have it read to them at that spot and not have to start at the beginning each time.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cortana enabled mouse

                                I would like to suggest an improved version of the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse.

                                A Cortana enabled version would be great.
                                The mouse would need a microphone for voice input .

                                The windows button being clicked on the mouse could trigger Cortana while swiping the Windows button would trigger text to speech.

                                This currently works, but from long distances away from the computer's microphone it's not the best experience.

                                If the mouse has a microphone it would work great from long distances also.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Narrator + Edge in Win 1809 seems unable to cope with websites in different languages

                                  When browsing the web on Edge with Narrator on Win 1809, and one navigates on a page authored in any other language than the one set for Narrator's synthesizer, Narrator will not switch to the correct language synthesizer but will attempt to pronounce the content in the default synthesizer, which will make the content unintelligible. This seems a rather basic feature. Am I missing a setting, or something, to make it work? NVDA, for instance, switches between languages smoothly as one browses through multilingual content with the correct lang attributes set.

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • All day event area on calendar.

                                    We use all-day events for deadlines. All-day event area should be shaded or somehow delineated from the rest of the calendar.

                                    2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Paper model for OneNote

                                      It could be great to be able to apply some paper model in the backgroud of OneNote. As an example in France children are working on Seyes paper : https://getfrenchbox.com/what-is-french-ruled-paper-seyes-school/

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keyboard for Dyslexia

                                        It should be great in Windows 10 to have an option on the virtual keyboard allowing to add colour on some keys to help people having dyslexia to identify easily vowel for example...

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Is there a way to connect my hearing aids to my Xbox one?

                                          Can you make an adapter to work with my Xbox one controller/device and my Bluetooth capable hearings aids? A 1.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter in the headphone jack would work, no?

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