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  1. Disable Screen Reader of Narrator

    Using Windows 10 Narrator.

    I really like the Narrator feature but I don't need the full function of the "Screen Reader" or Narrator feature.

    What I want to use is just the "What you hear when typing", I am very new to using computers and I love the
    "Hear words as you type"
    "Hear letters, numbers, and punctuation as you type".

    Visually I can what on screen but have to look down on keyboards when I type.

    I would like to be able to disable the Narrator function of reading on Screen and announcement when I change Window.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow HID/USB devices' buttons to remap to game

    All HID/USB devices' button to be re-mapped via XBox Accessory app, just like the switch inputs on back of Adaptive Controller.

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  4. Zoomtext and Teams

    Hi. I am a user of Zoomtext (latest version). I have always an issue when I write a message with Microsoft Teams. My Zoomtext stop to work. When I try to user the webapp of MIcrosoft Teams (for example with Chrome), there is less issue (but still issue).

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Keep aside tabs

    Bring back the function to keep tabs a side so that it is easy to manage sessions based on content being worked upon.

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    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Dynamics 365 - Connections Function

    Making "Connections" in Dynamics is generally a slow, contact by contact process. It would very helpful if you could select a list of contacts (from a search or similar) and the "connect" them all to a a specified contact in a single step.

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    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Work with MS to offer my Assistive Technology hardware and software

    I have developed, since 1983, hardware and software to make PC's/Windows accessible to people with even the slightest control, to completely control their computer. I wish to get in touch with someone at MS that can help to allow me to offer my products in MS Store and online.

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    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. High contrast buttons for Xbox Elite Controller 2

    I like the Elite controller, but the dark grey lettering on the black buttons is terrible. I had to have my controller modified to the proper coloured ABXY buttons so i can see them. i still cant see the labels on the little buttons. why do you not offer the option to get the coloured abxy buttons? or at least a high contrast version, not dark grey on black buttons. even just white letterings would be an improvement. i cant spend over 200 dollars on a controller i will need someone to take apart and modify so i can see…

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  9. 216/5000 Teams: add your own pictogram base in Gif and emoticon. For example, for people with intellectual disabilities (Makaton langu

    216/5000
    Teams: add your own pictogram base in Gif and emoticon. Example, for people with intellectual disabilities (Makaton language ...). Automatic transcription of words into pictograms would be even better.

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    1 comment  ·  Visio - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. SAVED Caption during Team once it is done recorded - can reread/rewatch later with caption on

    i am unable to find Microsoft team - Team meeting during the live needs to be saved with caption once it is done recorded.

    Also I learned that while Teams has live captioning available for regular customers, it is not available for organizations like us who use the government cloud. That is something that needs to be improved

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    1 comment  ·  Accessibility Webinar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Improve skype by allowing us to use a logo as a back drop for skype meetings.

    Since people are working from home it would look more professional if we can include a backdrop with our logo.

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    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. to get the narrator to tell me things on the screen like press a to jump

    Im dyslexic and want the narrator to tell me useful things that come on screen like press x to jump, and automatically

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  13. New Microsoft Application

    This does not tie into OneNote but there was no category for me. It’s an application idea.

    Microsoft offers many applications such as Word, PowerPoint, calendar, Sway, etc. The only thing they are lacking is a classroom.

    Most schools use Microsoft as there document storage for students, I know I do. However, teachers must use Google Classroom or Band to create a virtual classroom with there students. It would be so nice to be able to send my work to my teacher without sharing or emailing it. Google Classroom is great but not if your school is Microsoft based and…

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. A better update interface.

    The current windows 10 update interface is just basic. It'd be great if I could see what's the network speed in which the update is downloading, the time required to finish it, and more.

    4 votes
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  15. Microsoft sway - automated closed captioning

    Please provide automated closed captioning tools audio cards in Microsoft Sway. I really like this tool, but I need to make all of my materials accessible for students. Thank you!

    4 votes
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  16. Edge/Narrator reads hidden inputs and buttons

    Edge: Version 80.0.361.66 (Official build) (64-bit)
    OS version and Build: 1803, 17134.1304

    Narrator reads hidden buttons in Microsoft Edge

    The following link is a test page on Codepen.io
    https://cdpn.io/JasonAment/debug/OJVEZNp

    Example (in the carousel) from the Microsoft News Site:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/coronavirus

    Repro steps:
    1. Enable Narrator
    2. Open either link in Edge (tested in chromium)
    3. Read the page items using CAPS + Right Arrow

    Expected: Buttons and inputs with aria-hidden="true" are not read or encountered with the screen reader.

    Actual: The buttons and inputs with aria-hidden="true" are not hidden from assistive technology.

    Note: This doesn't occur in Chrome, Firefox or IE11.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Xbox Series X Optical Port (S/PDIF)

    Microsoft recently confirmed they will be removed the S/PDIF port from the upcoming Xbox Series X. I find this extremely disappointing. My wife uses a Cochlear Implant and we have relied on that port for a separate streaming device that streams audio directly to her hearing device. That allows her to enjoy the benefits of the console without having to mess with a lot of janky cables or settings. I cannot believe that Microsoft, who has been proactive in the area of accessibility, would have been this short sighted to not consider that there may be other applications for that…

    1 vote
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  18. MS Office color contrast insufficiency issue for combination bar/line charts...

    For MS Office (not just Excel), would it be possible to allow for choice of separate fill/outline colors for lines (for all compound types or even just for some) used in combination bar/line graphs or wherever lines are being used to convey meaning? It is currently a challenge to select a single line color that will contrast well against the various colors of the bars AND that of the graph background. What works for darker colors will not work for those that are lighter, and vice versa. Thank you.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. I think the accessibility features would be an amazing tool to be able to use for those of us with vision loss and deafness.

    However, I for one refuse to use anything in Ease of Access because for reasons unknown to me, once you turn those features on, it restricts your ability to customize your laptop via background colors, themes, etc. I tried Ease of Access long ago, and when I found what happened, I immediately turned off all features, but my laptop seemed ruined permanently just for using the accessibility features no matter how hard I worked to try and customize my laptop again. So, that's my idea I'm presenting to you. I know I cannot be the only one that would love…

    2 votes
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  20. Great Edge update!

    Thank you for the update, as the improvements are highly noticeable and almost extraordinary. I just hope that it stays consistent in everywhere that I travel throughout the World Wide Web!

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