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  1. Scan mode turns on when trying to type into a field on this forum

    When typing into the post your idea edit box on this forum, scan mode will turn back on when typing a character or when arrowing through the edit box. This is in edge with Narrator in the fall creators update. When I select to post a new idea, scan mode behaves correctly in the give details edit box on the next page.

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      0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • DO IT CORRECTLY!!!!

      I AM DISABLED AND THEY DID NOTHING TO GET MY COMPUTER FIXED CORRECTLY AGAIN!

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          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve screenreader access of Skype for Business

          Skype for Business is curretnly very verbose with a screenreader and has limited keyboard shortcuts. Explore ways to imporve EG don't read out title of conversaton window as arrow between each line in a conversation; make it faster and more reliable to mute and unmute self and to review and manage status of others in a meeting. Make it easier and more consistent to fidn and join meeting from within the applicaton (at the moment join via Outlook meeting is more reliable with a screenreader).

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          • Make Windows Mixed Reality accessible with screen readers

            Make Windows Mixed Reality accessible with screen readers.

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              • The Superlity Eminence of Microsoft is "beyond comparison".

                Should be more easy for layman and that's all.

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                • Change the landing point for keyboard focus on returning to the Contacts tab to the "Find someone or dial a number" area

                  In Skype for Business, it used to be that if I was on the Contacts tab and I used Ctrl + n to move to another tab and then Ctrl + 1 to return to the Contacts tab, my focus was in the same place as I'd left it. Getting to the "Find someone or dial a number" edit could take a lot of keystrokes. When I go to that tab, the edit area is where i want to be almost every time

                  A recent update (I'm now on 16.0.8201.2200) changed this so that now when I return to the…

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                    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add support for changing the pronunciation of the screen reader

                    A great deal of screen reader users want to change the pronunciation of certain words to specific applications and synthesizers. You should do this for the windows narrator.

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • support using the touchpad to perform screen reader tasks

                      The Apple ecosystem has a touchpad that supports multiple touches. This is called Trackpad. The viewing panel provides support for performing some of the screen reader commands. Slide your finger to the left and right to give the previous item and next item commands. Rotor movement etc. Some modern computers have a multi-touch touchpad. I think touch movements can be programmed. these programming techniques should be used for the narrator.
                      you should allow the use of the mouse surface to control the screen reader instead of reading the mouse cursor. so that some navigation movements can be used with one…

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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Skype Accessibility on the desktop versions of Skype for Mac and Windows

                        Skype version 8 is horrible for screen reader users. The new web interface is very sluggish and extremely difficult to navigate and use with VoiceOver on the mac or a Windows screen reader. Please either revert back to Skype 7 which had a much better UI or significantly improve the accessibility of these new versions.
                        I will continue using Skype 7 on macOS and Windows until they either stop working or the accessibility of the new versions returns to the state it was in Skype 7.

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                          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • you get

                              In stead of getting cheap every time you get , why are you guys getting cheaper all the time you go and start giving us a rewards program it was great now its not you give very little points to save and get anything you gave and give poor people no hope anymore it takes to long to save any points now way to long and a lot of us left other browers that we like better now it looks like you been forcing people to use your products youll lose a lot of them I'm a bout to stop…

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                                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • If UAC is set to 34%, Narrator can't interract with the UAC prompt dialog #7825

                                A friend of mine has reported something strange - that her installed copy of NVDA 2017.3 does not read UAC prompts to her, even though as I said it is an installed copy and it is set to run on secure screens and after user sign in. And besides that, NVDA should read UAC prompts even if it is not set to run on secure screens and after user sign in - I can confirm that it does so on my mother's laptop. I used Team Viewer to check what's going on and was surprised to see that the slider…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • i think that word should be free to all windows 10 users

                                  since we are using windows 10 I think that word should be free to the users. A lot of us love using it but since you have to pay a lot of money which most of us can not do for many reasons I think that it should be free for everyone on windows 10

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                                    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Use of Dynamic Text type in Microsoft Apps for iOS

                                    As a visually impaired person, I'm using Apple's in built dynamic text type, setting it at it's largest setting. However some Microsoft apps do not respond well to this. For example, in Cortana for iOS, the weather card is so long as I have the description say "Mostly Cloudy" with each individual letter on a new line pushed up to the right hand side with large amounts of white space. In OneDrive for iOS, the share feature to upload content is a pain, with folders overlapping, and hard to click even the right account. And on the new Edge for…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • i wanted add an input method through the keyboard namely for typing tamil language without seeing the keys i donot need any

                                      how to add an input method (manually through pressing of keys) is not clear in the ease of access my problem is that i donot find on the keyboard any letters of thamizh language all the thamizh alphabets can be printed on the keys themselves while selling the product in the area where the pc is sold
                                      ட can be lncluded

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                                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Collaborating with Microsoft Word

                                        I am blind need to collaborate on documents with other Office 365 users.
                                        When I share a document with another person who makes changes, I can’t see the changes. Sighted people can see the changes that the person makes. I would like Microsoft to expose the changes to Screen readers or make them accessible out of the box.

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                                        • Make outlook.com accessible to screenreaders. Preferably provide a light version.

                                          Outlook.com remains very inaccessible to Jaws and other screenreaders. The articles that have been posted on this subject are not very helpful and have not been updated in some time. Some email providers offer a light or basic html version, and Microsoft should do something similar here if they value accessibility.

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