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  1. Microsoft snipping tool. This is the perfect tool, but has one thing missing that everyone I talk to agrees with and that is a text box func

    Microsoft snipping tool. This is the perfect tool, but has one thing missing that everyone I talk to agrees with and that is a text box function. I work in a engineering design office and having this extra function would be greatly beneficial. So it would be very appreciated if this could be added to the next version.

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    • The ability to change my working background (in Word, Outlook and Excel)

      Hi,
      I used to be able to change the colour of my background in the Personalisation option from the Desktop. It allowed me to choose any colour I liked for my page and text in Word, Outlook and Excel. It was wonderful and I used to share this feature with users I trained using AT since it was a free adaptation that made a huge difference.

      I have always said, you would never spend all day looking at a bright white light, and yet we do, by looking at a bright white piece of paper in Word.

      This is hugely…

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      • Offer buyers of Windows 10 S that can prove Disability to obtain Windows 10 Pro for free is so desired.

        As mentioned in the piece https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2017/05/18/empowering-more-accessible-inclusive-world/#sm.00001ra7hqt1hem8w161b0uoc87im this offer is for apps that aren't in the store. This should not be limited to such apps, especially on the Surface Laptop that is estimated retail of $999.

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        • Bring back Version 1607 Display Setting settings in Advanced To Help Visually Impaired

          The advanced display settings have been removed from Windows Version 1703. These include: "Clear Type Text" settings and "Advanced Sizing of Text and Other Items" settings. Version 1607 had these settings. Please bring them back to help accommodate the visually impaired. The Clear Type Settings help you to read the ext in a darker type. The Advance Sizing settings help to improve reading the title bars, Menus, message Boxes, pallete titles, Icon, and tool tips text, as you could increase the font size and add bolding to the text. I really miss these features and implore you to bring them…

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            • Restore the Improve Text, Font Size functions in the display settings

              I am visually impaired and suffer from Macular Degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dell Computer had me reload my windows operation system yesterday in order to correct a problem that was using 99% to 100% of my disk drive, slowing down my computer and causing continual freezes. I was using Window Home version 1607. One the reload of the Window was complete I was using Windows version 1703.

              This version eliminates certain text enhancements I used to better be able to read text. It made text darker and increased the font size and allowed me to bold menu and tools fonts,…

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              • Highlighting text with narrator

                Create a touchscreen gesture to highlight text to copy or cut as the current gesture for sighted users in Windows 10 does not work.

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                • Narrator

                  have bitlocker make a couple of beeps or something similar so blind users know when to enter the password to move on to the user logon screen.

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                  • Provides specific guidance on creating accessible SharePoint Online sites

                    Please provide guidance on setting up accessible SharePoint Online sites. SharePoint Online is a part of Office 365.

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                    • Narrator

                      Create a keyboard command in narrator to turn on and off the screen.

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                      • Make the out office shading darker

                        The out of office all day shading on the calendar is too light to be effective. Please go back to the old shading.

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                          • Someone has hacked my iPhone, Facebook, and MSN accounts. User names web_201502_facebookhermes6766. IP address Mass

                            Someone has hacked my iPhone, Facebook, and MSN accounts. User names web_201502_facebookhermes6766. IP address Mass 617-418-1299. Anyone else have that problem too? Thx! JP

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                            • Windows 10 advanced startup options completely unusable if you use screen reader. This means you cannot boot in to the new accessible winre

                              There could be times when you want to boot in to winre even when windows starts normally. Maybe you have virus or something you can't uninstall. You have a clean backup of your system and to restore it you need to get in to winre. It seems there is no way of doing this if you use a screen reader because you have to go through the advanced startup options screen and it is totally unusable to people who use screen readers. Can we have some method of rebooting to winre that is accessible with a screen reader.

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                              • Have narrator Say end of list when rotating through the taskbar.

                                Have narrator Say end of list when rotating through the taskbar.

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                                • Make footnotes easier to navigate when using Voiceover with Word

                                  When reading text, double clicking on a footnote reference (using VO Shift Space twice) moves the insertion point to the relevant footnote, but it doesn’t move the Voiceover cursor, and the footnote is not spoken. And, double clicking on the reference in the footnote itself does not return the Voiceover cursor to the text, as it should.

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                                    Hello Mark,

                                    Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk with your suggestions. we apreciate the time and detail you’ve put into them. We will forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and will get back to you when a fix and or implimentation for these features is in place.

                                    Thank you again for contacting us, and if there is anything further we can do for you,please feel free o reach out to us again.

                                    Sincerely,

                                    The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                                  • Make more use of the Rotor to improve navigation in Word files

                                    It would be useful if the Rotor (VO-u) provided access to items such as headings and bookmarks -- the way it now does in Apple's Pages. This would make document navigation much easier.

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                                      Hello Mark,

                                      Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk with your suggestions. we apreciate the time and detail you’ve put into them. We will forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and will get back to you when a fix and or implimentation for these features is in place.

                                      Thank you again for contacting us, and if there is anything further we can do for you,please feel free o reach out to us again.

                                      Sincerely,

                                      The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                                    • Make the Go To command work better with Voiceover

                                      This works with some options (for example, going to a bookmark in a Word file), but not others. For example, if I am on page one of a Word file, and ask to Go To page 2, then close the dialogue by pressing Escape, the insertion point remains on page one.

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                                        Hello Mark,

                                        Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk with your suggestions. we apreciate the time and detail you’ve put into them. We will forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and will get back to you when a fix and or implimentation for these features is in place.

                                        Thank you again for contacting us, and if there is anything further we can do for you,please feel free o reach out to us again.

                                        Sincerely,

                                      • Ctrl + Alt + I should be app specific

                                        Windows Store's Twitter complies with my Windows 10 Dark Theme setting, however, Edge, Internet Explorer and File Explorer has white backgrounds; gives me headaches, especially at 500%.

                                        Ctrl + Alt + I works, but inverts the ENTIRE OS, making my desktop background looking like an X-Ray, and my selected "Dark Theme" as WHITE. I don't like doing the Alt + Tab and Ctrl + Alt + I keyboard shortcuts when switching apps when I have already have "Dark Theme" set up under Personalization Control Panel.

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                                          Hello Marcos,

                                          Thank you for submitting this suggestion. This is simular to another suggestionthat somebody submitted regarding Dark Mode inWindows 10. We’ll forward this to our product development team for further consideration.

                                          Thank you for reaching out to us about this suggestion.

                                          Sincerely,

                                          The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                                        • allow screen reader audio to be passed through skype for business

                                          We have a use case where we have geographically dispersed teams working on websites with developers in one site and accessibility staff in another.
                                          We currently use skype for business for screen sharing has largely been successful however the accessibility team is wondering if SfB can pass through screen reader audio to the remote end (developers) in order for the developers to experience what the accessibility team does when using a screen reader – explaining the behavior of the screen readers would be much easier if the screen readers audio is passed through.

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