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  1. Azure accessibility

    We are having considerable difficulty getting screen readers to work with Azure Bot Service. The biggest problem we have is focus loss. We've been troubleshooting the problem for months, but haven't had any success. We really need an accessibility specialist who understands assistive technology and WCAG to help the Azure team troubleshoot. Can you help us out?

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  2. 4 votes
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  3. اكتشاف الاخطاء واصلاحها المستحسنة

    خطأ في صفحة الدخول على موقع منصة مدرستي

    3 votes
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  4. Blind user not able to Join meeting on Microsoft Teams

    My son is blind and is using Microsoft Teams for school now. He has figured out how to navigate around the Microsoft Teams app on his windows laptop using NVDA and the keyboard, but is unable to actually select the 'Join' button whenever there is a meeting. I've contacted support who just referred me to generic articles like https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-a-screen-reader-to-join-a-meeting-in-microsoft-teams-7f176bc8-68a8-4984-b9b3-ae907a8eaa69#PickTab=Windows, but we've tried everything suggested and nothing worked. My son is very used to finding how to access things using NVDA so it just seems like it's not possible now. Please do let me know if there are some secret…

    2 votes
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  5. Include accessibility features for all Office versions

    It is disappointing to discover that many if not most basic accessibility features are only available in Office 365. I hope that as future stand alone releases are developed that these features are not eliminated or reduced as a way of driving business to Office 365. I only have need of basic Office software and prefer not to use the online version or be locked into a subscription. Regrettably, I am forced to subscribe to Office 365 in order to access features like dictation, which is fundamental for how I need to work.

    2 votes
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  6. Please include Verdana as one of the fonts in the immersive reader

    Please include Verdana as one of the fonts in the immersive reader. I have a number of students I work with that have visual impairments. When given a Font Evaluation, inevitably they choose Verdana as their font of choice. This would be incredibly helpful to many persons who have a visual impairment.

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  7. Child friendly Operating system

    I would like to post an idea that can we have child friendly Operating system. So far, we have OS supporting all laptop. A child doesn't uses all the features/tools which are by default provided by the OS. If an OS provides the basic feature like Microsoft Office and a chat tool. If the current OS have the capability to disable the features which are not being used for the age group 4-12 years then it can also be a possibility.

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  8. memory problems v passwords

    There must be a way to help those like me who have brain haemorrhages/injury! every time I mess up trying to access services online I am required to use passwords/reset passwords etc. I cant remember which password is which for what and when.
    I also cant remember what to do if I look for solutions to problems. eg. If you mess up and youre told to go to setting then something else then something else, click on this and that and then reboot/try again etc. Whoa! Once Ive read all those instructions I cant get past going to Settings. After…

    5 votes
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  9. New Business Opportunities

    Good to hear from you and hope you're fine . Stay safe.

    We are from India BM Soft Solutions , Puducherry, working in Accessibility, XML conversion ,EPub conversion, Type setting, Copy editing ,proof reading ,Web site development and App development (Hybrid App and Native App) all above mentioned mainly depends on Microsoft products .

    Coming to Microsoft Azure is there any way the above said work listed can be simplified, quickened using Microsoft azure or Microsoft software’s tools, resources as we tried and failed to get common look software unavailable in our region and waiting for this release https://commonlook.com/google-chrome-new-accessibility-feature-launched-commonlook-expertise/ to…

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  10. calendar just needs to be more intuitive in general allow recurring reminders and make the adding and dismissing process make more since and

    office on my ic with jaws 2020 is slow and when i go to work with the calendar or other things its intuitiveness is unclear to you it may be considered accessible but to me its not I have no clear way to add a recurring reminder. I can add events and appointments but deleting mistakes is a difficult thing. I wish once i saw the calendar it gave jaws related or nvda related tips. I wish the keyboard related help right out. finding the related help i need seems difficult. I am going to work on the calendar and…

    3 votes
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  11. Accessibility concern - myapps

    We are being forced to upgrade to a new version of "myapps". There are several A/AA WCAG errors that do not exist in the current version. Please advise when we may expect that the A & AA issues will be resolved as this is a legal requirement for our institution.

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  12. Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

    Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

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  13. June 6 My bank debited my account for Microsoft accessibility. As of today I do not have use of the system. I have chatted 5 or 6 times. Now

    Solve problems when clients pay. I have chatted , called, emailed, sent documents and I still don’t have access. Should I call bank about charge you received June 6?

    4 votes
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  14. Just Appreciation the Diction on the Microsoft Word Software

    Although, I am posting here in the accessibility venue. I just want to say thank you from a general business, and writer, writings perspective. THANKS for having something here, I wasn't aware of due to business to view my task bar.

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  15. footer color contrast

    At the moment I'm not sure it's possible to insert a footer in Word that is of sufficient colour contrast. Even when the footer colour is set to pure black there seems to be a filter over it that makes it grey with a contrast ratio of 3.9:1. Obviously, this is not sufficient to meet WCAG requirements.

    3 votes
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  16. Microsoft Teams Display

    I work in a health care clinic and we are offering a lot of appointments virtually now. We recent patient who hearing impaired and required a sign language interpreter and Microsoft Teams ended up being a huge barrier for the appointment, simply because we weren't able to see all call participants at the same time (the way you would in Zoom, for example). The patient could not consistently see the interpreter. I am wondering if there is a solution being developed for this?

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  17. Can I pin more than one person ( two ASL interpreters) during the meeting?

    Can I pin more than one person (two ASL interpreters) during the meeting? Is Microsoft Team allow us to pin one person like zoom?

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  18. Improve Teams meeting access when using Jaws screenreader

    We use Outlook hosted on premises rather than a calendar within Teams and it doesn't seem possible to go from the meeting invite to joining a Teams meeting when navigating using the Jaws screen reader. Can the this be improved for the setup we have?

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  19. MS is apparently clueless regarding disability help. No matter how I try to address my issue, I eventually wind up back here.

    I had to choose a non-related subject after more than an hour searching for help so I request you read the entirety of my note before chastising me-again-- for not being able to find the correct place to ask for help. I am 62 years old, disabled, and know very little about computer tech. Nor should I. I won't give you any more of my time than I have to. Your windows 10 update bricked my laptop and being disabled means there's no funds to repair or replace it. In the past I have spent dozens of hours trying to…

    4 votes
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  20. Accessibility webinars need a way to add to calendar

    For webinars on aka.ms/JoinAccessibilityWebinar, it would be helpful to have a way to add events to a calendar, downloading an ICS file.

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