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  1. What features are available for mutes? What about a way to answer a smart phone?

    Enable a smart phone to utilize type to text app to answer a smart phone. Now text is not spoken over the phon just through the phones speaker?

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  3. WINDOWS 7 - please don’t stop supporting

    Please don’t stop supporting windows 7. Please don’t just think about yourselves. Ok we understand life is not going under us but we are disabled people we are visually impaired people. We only can use WINDOWS 7. Please don’t don’t stop supporting. If you do stop supporting it’s just like locking us in a room without water and bread. Please don’t stop supporting WINDOWS 7. We need windows 7. Life is not easy as yours for us. Please.

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  4. microsoft teams

    Enhance the accessibility of Microsoft Teams with screen readers. We are moving to Microsoft Teams for all of our internal communications and I am not able to fully use Microsoft Teams. 1. Please add hotkeys to quickly move to various parts of Microsoft TEams. Currently, I have to tab to things on the screen and that is assuming that focus will move to areas. Sometimes, it does and sometimes it does not. 2. The calls tab and contacts or basically any of the tabs on the Calls tab are not accessible. This is a problem because I can not call…

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  5. OneNote audio playback + Narrator

    when playing back recorded audio in OneNote, normally there is a playback button that pops up as you hover your mouse over an object that was added to the page while audio was being recorded or played back - clicking the button skips audio playback to the moment in the audio image that was annotated with the page object.

    this sort of playback is impossible to access with Narrator. i would love to see a way to have the playback button pop up with my Narrator focus, and to activate the button with a keyboard to jump to that point…

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  6. As an individual with Vision issue, I have serious concern regarding the setting of magnifier option in the Microsoft Webmail . Its current

    As an individual with Vision issue, I have serious concern regarding the setting of magnifier option in the Microsoft Webmail . Its currently set to 100% by default. And it only has the following listed magnifier ranges 25%, 50%,100% (Default), 150%,200% and 400% respectfully. In my opinion, customer should have the ability to set his or her magnifier range which can be any range depending on one’s vision issue. Please, consider removing this default setting to allow the ability and flexibility to set to any magnifier range for example 115% or 120% or more depending on one’s vision comfort. Thank…

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  7. chat on accessibility support chat is no help all thay do is run me around when ask a question ever time not renewing my office 365

    chat on accessibility support chat is no help all thay do is run me around when ask a question ever time not renewing my office 365

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  8. Attach the question you are answering along with your answer

    Today I received a responce to the problem that I had. The NEW problem is, because I have short term memory loss, I do not know what the original problem was. It was NOT attached to the response. PLEASE include the question you are answering with the answer.

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  9. I have had Office 365 for years. Recently I began receiving a pop-up that said you needed my help with a problem. Tell me???

    If Microsoft doesn't have a program that will let them know whether or not I have Office 365 on my COMPUTER, maybe someone can write that program. If a program is already written and in use, does it recognize that I have Office 365 on my computer?

    Why do I continually get a pop-up that informs me there is a problem with my account, yet when I go to my account, I am NOT INFORMED of a problem.

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  10. Microsoft Teams Notification Time

    It is great to finally have notification in Teams that a meeting has started... Could we please have some more time to react or have a setting to set that time. By the time my executive function has processed and I need to make a choice the notification pops away and I am left with no easy means to join.

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  11. Lock Security Passkey for Ms Access Navigation Pane

    I really hope ms access will have a lock security with passkey feature to enable / disable navigation pane. This would help developers to protect their development work.

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  12. Disability is normal part of human diversity

    First, kudos to you on making technologies accessible to all. Learning Tools are awsome. Please keep working on making all tecnologies fully accessible to people with different types of disabilities. You are doing a great job, but you can always do better 😊.

    Here are some suggestions related to your post Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia with technology. In this post  there is a confusing reference to the definition of dyslexia. "These students whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning…

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  13. Make Immersive Reader in Office Lens for Android available in Spanish

    Office Lens is available in several languages but in the Android version is not possible to change the Immersive Reader voice to Spanish

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  14. disability % option on your personal LinkedIn profile.

    easy way to find disability people for companies that need to hire disability people if we create a new opton in our particular LinkedIn profile where your can place if you have desability and in wich %.

    Thanks

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  15. Microsoft Excel

    There is a series problem navigating with keyboard in Microsoft excel 365 and apparently in older versions.
    The F6 key dos not go to the sheets area in the workbook
    As a result a keyboard user without a screen reader cannot perform actions on a sheet using the right click Key
    Using Alt + H O R is very difficult to use with keyboard only – and spatially for People with motor-handicapped hands
    Even if you can add buttons to a Quick Access Toolbar, navigating it might create a load if there are too much buttons on these toolbar
    So…

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  16. Well i have recently been banned from messaging and speaking for a week and it was for no reason

    please Unban my account from speaking and messaging because i didnt do anything wrong

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  17. not require users (disabled or otherwise) to have a cellphone number to set up a Microsoft account (as this could breach the Equality Act)

    Through disability I do not use a cellphone (others do not due to lack of coverage) but found I couldn't set up a Microsoft Account without one and therefore couldn't activate my new copy of Microsoft Office.

    It took and hour-long call to Microsoft's (very helpful) Accessibility Helpline just to to get my Microsoft Office activated.

    Others might be tempted to use a friend's cellphone; thus leaving somebody else's number on file (a potential security risk).

    Surely a company such as Microsoft cannot have missed the implications of requiring a cellphone (texts) in respect of those with disabilities and /or…

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  18. Make Gaze Speak available as download in South Africa

    Per information on this website- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gazespeak-1.pdf

    You have developed an app eye gaze.

    We have however tried all avenues to download this to assist with my father in law that due to his condition cannot speak. We live in South Africa so not sure why not available here?

    If you could send us a link where we can download this on an I-Pad

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  19. ENSURE that all commands have an ALT key command and that they are documented

    I have spent a year and a half trying to get a complete list of Alt key commands for Office with no success. You only have a tiny fraction of the commands. The great majority of what you have are shortcut keys like Ctrl+Shift+S.

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  20. I suggest you use Sports and technology to bring joy to the 57 million disabled in his country.

    I'm chairman of United States adaptive golf alliance Bring in the joy and sense of freedom go Over 15,000 disabled individuals annually of which 26% our wounded veterans.
    Combine the power of Microsoft with our initiative to take the 1st USA Para-Golf TEAM to the Paralympics in 2024, Will not only prove the power of golf, but the power of technology to excite the 57 million disable in our country. Join us along with Coca-Cola, US special Olympics, etc..

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