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  1. Change system fonts for dyslexic assessability. Include system font(s) such as open dyslexic for folks.

    Tool in settings to change system fonts such as open dyslexic for explorer and edge.

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      0 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make visual focus indicator more prominent.

      Please make the visual focus indicator more prominent, the thin-dotted outline is barely visible especially against dark backgrounds. I have relatives with low-vision that I assist and it is incredibly frustrating for them. I wear glasses and my vision isn't that bad and in some instances, i can't see it either. Please please make it more prominent! Thank you!

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        0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keep doing disability support!

        it is excellent, i have epilepsy and get stressed out. Thank you!! MS support 24/7 is wonderful!

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        • Have Screen Readers not read "blank" on role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true" SVG Elements

          At the moment, when JAWS or NVDA with Edge, you have no way of fully ignoring an SVG. The screen reader will always read "graphic," unless you enable role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true," in which case it will read "blank."

          If you add an aria-label to a parent div, that label will be reread multiple times depending on how many SVG elements and <text> elements are contained within that div.

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            0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Parts and Pieces

            I'm excited for my son to get the new accessible controller but when shopping for the adaptions he will need I can't help but notice the t-bar joystick shown in the photo isn't available. Will it be? If not it should be.

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              0 comments  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When will Soundscape be available for Android?

              Release Soundscape for Android

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              • Provide an option to make the mouse cursor/insertion point centered in full screen when magnified.

                Providing an option for making the mouse cursor centered when moving around the screen would negate the need for ZoomText; additionally, I'd want the functionality to apply to centering the screen around the insertion point when typing.

                There has already been an idea posted here:
                https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/17819389-improve-magnification-make-it-more-apple-like

                But it seems the "- Add an option to center the mouse in the zoom area (full screen mode)" has been ignored

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                  2 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Speech to Windows BIOS

                  The most inaccessible part of Windows is the BIOS. There is no way for a blind person to change the BIOS by them selves and it is almost impossible to have someone on your phone read the screen that is on the bios over the phone.
                  This means that I need to have someone who is comfortable with working on the innards of the computer, who I trust, following directions from someone who has no idea what they should be looking for.
                  This is the only time where Narrator has an advantage over other screen readers.
                  Please allow some access…

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                    2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public.

                      I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public. I think that it should work with a link sent through mail, or a key, if you don't want healthy people to use the free option.
                      There are people like me, who were under a rock or so, and found out only recently that windows 10 was released. Sadly, not all countries give disabled people enough money to get windows licences. That's why I ask, if possible, for those people to get help. Right now i'm…

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                      • ADVISE WHEN Seeing AI app will be available on Android phones. Help near blind folks know if they must buy a new Apple iPhone? Or wait?

                        Aged near blind must have access to this terrific app. Must they buy an iPhone and scrap their Android device only to find out next day that Seeing AI is now available for Android devices. PLEASE - just let us know WHEN so that we can make intelligent decisions. Surely Microsoft can do better than "We're working on it". Thanks MUCH.

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                        • Allow Narrator to unmute the system sound device

                          Narrator should check the system output device when ever it is activated. If the sound device is muted, Narrator should automatically unmute it and set the volume to a value such as 50% so that it is audible. If the sound device is working properly, Narrator should do nothing and start normally. This would be a great help when trying to work with a system where the sound was muted. By pressing Control+Windows+Enter, the screen reader starts and the sound device is unmuted and set to a relatively high volume.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Creating and inserting a text box to be made accessible using JAWS speech and braille output in Excel

                            Creating and inserting a text box to be made accessible using speech and braille output in Excel 2016. Can only create a textbox with cursor.

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                              1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Narrator should indicate form fields in word

                              Narrator currently doesn't indicate form fields in word for example text boxes for typing, and checkboxes or radio buttons.

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                                1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • bug report windows setup and narrator navvegateing item lists such as time and currency format list

                                windows setup running narrator to install windows 10 v1803
                                problem when trying to change time and currency format from english u.s to english u.k when navvegateing
                                if you up arrow once narrator should tell me that the item has changed eg time and currency format: english united kingdom instead, i get silence when arrowing up and down the list could this be fixed?
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                                run windows 10 1803 install dvd with narrator running
                                tab once to time and currency format box up and down arrow what should happen?
                                narrator should tell us what the item is that we…

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                                  • Extremely difficult to use and access. What is the waiting period about? Just want to erase my searches. Not at all easy to use.

                                    When I sign in and get a code do not make me get another and then say it takes several weeks to use. This is stupid. Make Microsoft for us dummies who are who we say we are and just want to do simple things like erase search history.

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                                    • Make the GitHub contribution chart accessible

                                      With the recent acquisition of GitHub, I am hoping Microsoft can help to make parts of it more accessible. The contribution chart in particular is a mess. It is completely keyboard inaccessible, its hit areas are too small, it offers no cues for what is interactive, its contrast is poor, it is not exposed to screen readers in any way, and it is not even responsive.

                                      As a coding experiment I outlined these issues and made a WCAG 2.1 AA compliant version and shared it with GitHub in the hopes they would use it:

                                      http://adrianroselli.com/2018/02/github-contributions-chart.html

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                                      • An audible alert for Notification bar

                                        With magnification (or even a screen reader), it is often impossible to know that the notification bar has popped up and is awaiting some response. A simple bing sound would alert users to press Alt-N to answer the question. Ideally, focus would automatically move to the notification bar.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Go back to having an email contacts. Sometimes it is just a lot easier to email, especially if I want to attach a screen print.

                                          Why not go back to being able to contact you by EMAIL?? Sometimes we like to attach something to explain the problem better.
                                          I'm afraid you've lost the idea of "Ease of Access" or at least for help.

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