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  1. Enlarged Text and older Windows programs

    The enlarged text facility is brilliant but unfortunately does not seem to work on the old windows things like Control Panel. Very frustrating. I also find no matter what settings I use browser apps just simply ignore these "system?" settings and of course content providers in terms of web pages are a law unto themselves.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save Settings and be able to revert back

      The new features in Windows 10 Oct 2018 are great and so good to see the recent webinar about future developments. I find the new ability to enlarge text to be very good for my Low Vision. However, with all the possible variables that can be tweaked, mouse pointers, text size, magnification, dpi, resolution etc it can be so easy to get very confused. It would be nice if we could just save all our settings at a click and have the ability the revert back easily to a known good state. After all there will be some settings in…

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      • Center Text Insertion Point When Typing

        Please include an option to keep the text insertion point near the center of the screen when typing into an edit field. Currently, when typing, the cursor is often near the right edge of the screen as the screen pans right.

        Including a checkbox to keep the text insertion point centered, similar to the recent Mouse Pointer center feature would be very helpful, especially when writing long documents.

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        • More than 2 controllers on Xbox Co-Pilot feature.

          Considering how flexible the adaptive controller has made it to play on Xbox for disabled users I find that something holding it back is the fact only two controllers can be joined through the Co-pilot feature. I feel that if 3 or maybe even 4 (hardware permitting) controllers were able to be used under the same "Co-pilot" feature, it could expand setup options for disabled users and offer the chance for more people to play.

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          • Feburary 20, 2019 Whistleblower Complaint Complaint against AMD (Advance Micro Devices) Suwanee Ga and former FBI affiliates From: Towa

            Feburary 20, 2019

            Whistleblower Complaint

            Complaint against AMD (Advance Micro Devices) Suwanee Ga and former FBI affiliates

            From: Towanda Raymond
            P.O. Box 1824
            3207 Pike Road Statesboro, Georgia 30461
            (912)587-2456 home temp off,
            (My new cell is 912 515-6249 this phone is compromised also with my pictures being distorted/ manipulated)
            Email: wwwtowanda@live.com

            TO: Microsoft

            I have in my illegal RFlDs/ Microchips with camera eyes and listening device in ear (metals) in my body stolen military equipment, Digital ****** perverted video images under microchips devices shown to me in my home while sleeping make me and my family do unwanted and…

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            • Binance Exchange | cryptocurrency- Official Site

              Binance exchange is an emerging crypto to crypto Exchange worldwide cryptocurrency exchange Binance, with blockchain technology continuing to innovate, get the best from Binacne Exchange login page and the Binance Official site for more info on crypto. Binance exchange login page is available globally.

              For more info:-https://www.binancehelpdesk.com/binance-exchange-login/

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              • chat on accessibility support chat is no help all thay do is run me around when ask a question ever time not renewing my office 365

                chat on accessibility support chat is no help all thay do is run me around when ask a question ever time not renewing my office 365

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                  0 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring Immersive Reader to PowerPoint

                  Ability to use immersive reader in PowerPoint is essential for students as so much content is stored in powerpoint formats.

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                  • one touch

                    Would love to just have an option to set away message for vacation. its not an everyday function, so I struggle every time I go on vacation from work and home to figure out how to configure it. My suggestion is a tab in the email section "Set away status" with some very simple drop downs allowing you to add a message or use a generic setting.

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                      0 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  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.

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                      • I want to use a Mouse with the Xbox Adaptive Controller

                        As a disabled person I can only play games with a mouse. So I am forced to play on a PC, but I'd rather play on an Xbox with the Xbox Adaptive Controller and a Mouse. Please add Mouse support.

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                        • New MS Patent for touch sensitive fabric and braille input

                          Just recently (January 2019) Microsoft patented a touch sensitive fabric as an input tool for the back of new surface devices so that people can move the cursor without getting grease on the touch screen. Nice idea.

                          But it also has applications for being the ONLY tool that can scan printed/embossed braille into a computer. Right now we can output text to a refreshable braille display (though there are some issues), we can create .brf files to print braille to an embosser, and we can use anything with a camera to OCR printed text into word, notepad, email, etc. But…

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                            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Amazing Super Bowl Commercial / Accessibility for people with disabilities

                            Hi, my name is Callie and I work for a pediatric therapy clinic called OT4KIDS Inc. in Lexington, NC. We specialize in OT, PT and Speech. We work with ages ranging from 0-21, with different types of disabilities on a daily basis and we just want to thank you for creating this control pad so that any child or adult can play. We actually have an Xbox with a kinetic in one of our therapy rooms to help with certain goals, whether its for PT to get the clients to become more active or just as a reward for doing…

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                            • 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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                              • 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.…

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                                • Please add an option to disable "Dock" button in the on-screen keyboard.

                                  I've use the on-screen keyboard in Windows with hover enabled. Sometimes, The "Dock" get selected accidentally and it is a big hassle to resize the on-screen keyboard. Alternatively, you can have on the screen keyboard revert to original size and location after you unselect the "Dock" mode.

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                                  • 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!

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                                    • 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…

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                                      • Thank you, and please consider accessibility for persons with intellectual disabilities.

                                        As the parent of a child with a disability, I was thrilled to see the Super Bowl commercial (“when everyone plays, we all win”).
                                        I am quite active in advocacy, and applaud anything that promotes greater understanding and inclusion.
                                        However, I offer one comment. I believe that all of the persons in your commercial had physical disabilities.
                                        However, there are many people with “hidden disabilities”, whose challenges are not immediately apparent.
                                        For example, my son has Asperger’s Syndrome, and does very well in school. Like Owen, and many others with autism, he is also a video game fiend.
                                        While certainly…

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                                        • Shift + scrolling with the mouse results in horizontal scroll

                                          Working with large sheets is very cumbersome if the navigation is difficult. I know it is possible to move horizontally by pushing the scroll wheel and than moving the mouse, but it does not work very well for me. Shift + scrolling is an existing combination for many other software (like Libre Office, google chrome webbrowser, and many linux applications). I think it would be popular with the users. I often use this combination as a reflex, and than get surprised that nothing happens.

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