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  1. Windows 10 Build 1809 - File Explorer Right-Click-Menu Problem

    I've been everywhere. Feedback Hub, Reddit, Microsoft Accessibility/Support-based accounts on Twitter, Disabled Help Desk. Can we please give this problem some real-world attention by someone who can actually help?

    As of Windows 10 Build 1809 - The registry fix of setting "ImmersiveContextMenu" to "0", located at "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FlightedFeatures", no longer has any effect in disabling the new 'immersive context menu'.

    Windows shell has the new style, including desktop, file explorer and open dialog boxes in all applications. Why is this a problem? Why was I previously using a registry tweak to remove the new immersive context menu? Just look at it!…

    49 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sponsored/Donated Adaptive Controllers

      I was really moved by the Adaptive Controller campaign. It is so amazing to see a company pushing the boundaries and making their product more inclusive.

      I don't know anyone in my personal life who needs this device but I wanted to reach out and ask if you've thought about 'sponsored devices' or creating a program that allows people to purchase a device for a person who needs it. Perhaps continuing the organizational partnerships you've already established to help get the devices to the right people?

      I'm not sure this is the right channel to start this discussion but I…

      10 votes
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      • Seeing AI on Android

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

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          41 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please offer trainings

          Please offer trainings and machines to Child Life Specialists and Children's Hospital personnel so we can learn how to use them and offer these products to patients in and out of the hospital settings. Play is so therapeutic for children in hospitals and we try to keep their lives as normal as possible during their stay.The Superbowl commercial was well done and inspiring but it's frustrating for kids if we don't know how to play with them or teach them. It would be great!

          7 votes
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          • 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…

            27 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                3 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • High Contrast setting in Windows 10 persists even after log off/on.

                Major issue in education where users rely on roaming profiles to retain their accessibility settings. User switches to HC and any subsequent user inherits their settings.
                Creates global problem for users in schools/colleges as next user may not know how to turn HC off.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Purchase the JAWS and ZoomText divisions of Vispero and integrate them into Microsoft and Microsoft products.

                  Microsoft should consider purchasing the ZoomText and JAWS divisions of Vispero in order to integrate them into the Microsoft accessibility team. These divisions of Vispero already produce software that is exclusive to Windows, and this is the next logical step in making Windows accessible for everyone. This would add a lot of talented folks to the Narrator, Magnifier, and Disability Answer Desk teams.

                  There would be no more need for teams from Microsoft and Vispero to communicate back and forth on accessibility issues. Everything would be done in house, similar to how Apple implements accessibility on their devices and systems.…

                  3 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Giving microsoft photos the option to have the windows movie maker layout for blind users.

                    It would be nice to have the photos app to work or have the option to work just like the old windows movie maker since it was so blind friendly. We could make videos without asking for sighted help back then. Now we have to ask someone to make our videos YouTube ready which doesn't always work out for us.

                    5 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Accessibility Features for Publisher

                      I am working in Publisher 2010 (Part of MS Office Professional Plus 2010) and I am looking for resources on creating accessible content. I noticed that there is no accessibility checker. Also, even when I used defined parts like "Headings" and then export to a PDF, those tags are not preserved. I was considering upgrading to the new publisher but I don't see any signs that that has those features either. I am very well versed in using the accessibility features and creating accessible content from Word and PPT, so I was expecting the same functionality in Publisher.

                      It seems…

                      9 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  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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                        • 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 →
                          • Narrator read selected text

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

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  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.

                              7 votes
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                                2 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.

                                3 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  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…

                                  6 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    7 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add better Narrator support for Microsoft Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.

                                      Sighted people take remote control for granted. However, it is very difficult for a blind person to remotely control another computer. Most remote control services are either not blind accessible, do not transmit audio, or transmit it with a lot of delay. Tools like NVDA Remote and JAWS Tandem partially solve this problem, but they are not mainstream solutions and require both computers to have the screen reader installed. This is not always feasible if a blind person is working with a sighted person that either has no idea how to install a screen reader or does not want to…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Outlook 2016¸ version 16.0.11029.20045 32-bit braille bug composing new message with JAWS 2018, 2019

                                        When composing a new email in Outlook 2016 build 16.0.11029.20045, the Cc... appears in cell 19 or 20 (on a 40-cell Focus 40 and 32-cell Brailliant). This is expected to be in the 6th cell when using cells 1-4 as status cells and a space. The behavior on other builds is as expected. There was no CC label at all on 16.0.9029.2167 after we reinstalled using the Offline installer. Updates took us back up to 16.0.11029.20045 and brought the issue back.

                                        3 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Dwell Clicking as an Ease of Access feature

                                          Some people (like me) can't use Eye Control for various reasons. We type with trackballs or joysticks. So my question is: If you could offer Dwell Clicking for your Eye Control, **why on Earth** wouldn't you offer it as a global Ease of Access option? It seems like your physical accessibility options, like the Onscreen Keyboard etc., are being really neglected. There is a lot of need for improvement in this area and nothing seems to happen.

                                          6 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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