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  1. Include number of unread message count in Outlook in dialogue accessible from Control + y.

    When in Outlook, it is possible to quickly move between folders using the keyboard shortcut: control + y. HOwever, the number of unread messages in each folder is not exposed to screen readers such as Jaws, NVDA and Narrator. Jaws has a scripted solution to this, but it would be universally accessible if this number was provided through UIA or another method. Please up voat.

    13 votes

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  2. Please make Out Of Office Shading Darker

    Please make the out of office shading darker in Outlook - like the old version. The darker shading is a much more effective way to those of us who manage several calendars. Currently looking for other calendar software due to this issue.

    13 votes

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  3. Outlook iPhone app: improve user experience for VoiceOver users

    Improve the user experience for VoiceOver users in the Outlook iPhone app. Efficient Calendar navigation through future dates is currently not possible. Braille screen input can also be unstable in many situations. Native iOS Mail app currently offers a more reliable experience for VoiceOver users.

    12 votes

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  4. Show as Out of Office shading - Outlook 2016

    The shading for the Show as Out of Office needs to be much darker in Outlook 2016, just as it was in earlier versions. It is very annoying that you are no longer able to scan the calendar for out of office days due to the color change.

    12 votes

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  5. Tech support service

    I would recommend the TECH support individual JPHN B (who answered my most recent support call )!!! He listened to ALL my concerns, past efforts, and needs, then set up an Outlook version for me to access previous information. A fast, efficient and successful job very well done!!!

    10 votes

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  6. All day event area on calendar.

    We use all-day events for deadlines. All-day event area should be shaded or somehow delineated from the rest of the calendar.

    10 votes

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  7. Option of pinning the Accessibility Checker in Outlook

    I am trying to be more consistent about using the accessibility checker with Outlook and PowerPoint. I also like the live checking feature as I compose. Having the checker start or appear by default as I begin an email or PPT would be a great option.

    10 votes

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  8. Darken and improve the options for Out of Office and All Day Events again - the new colors are NOT functional!

    Darken and improve the options for Out of Office and All Day Events again - the new colors are NOT functional!

    9 votes

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  9. Give us more than three lousy formats to "choose" from on new Outlook Mail

    Fire the 20 y.o. software engineers who keep designing upgrades that cause extreme eye strain. Now we have outlook mail with only three screen choices, one of which is text on the far right...ever heard of astigmatism? NONE of the choices let us look at an extensive list of emails we're working from... Why can't you leave Outlook alone ?

    8 votes

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  10. 1500842033 not solved

    It would be nice if Wilma solved my problem this past week, but that woman in the Philippines could not even find a tech supervisor, let alone offer any assistance. My MSFT password was LOCKED and I could not get in no matter what I did. Attempts to re-do the password were not successful. I sure did not need to spend almost an hour (via phone) in the Philippines on the accessibility desk which was a complete waste of time.

    I still don't have my password and I do not have 15 digit code. It would be a great idea…

    6 votes

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  11. Accessibility checker in Word PowerPoint Outlook font size

    The accessibility checker has no setting for suggesting a sensible sized font i.e. bigger than 11 say point 12 my chosen default this is a serious omission
    are you aware of this and if so, is it on your road map to fix . So currently I can send an email in 8 point that I can’t read even with glasses . even outside this feature in outlook   accessibility checker makes no reference to font size in word ,outlook
    etc

    6 votes

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  12. Change sound notification for important email on laptop using Windows 10.

    When receiving a new email, I want to hear a different notification sound for important emails.

    6 votes

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  13. Office 365 Accessibility

    Outlook 365 needs separators to the right & left of "save & close" so I won't accidentally select delete and lose work I NEED. Also, Calendar needs the name of the current day in bright Yellow so it stands out from other days in thw week of month.

    6 votes

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  14. Outlook 2016¸ version 16.0.11029.20045 32-bit braille bug composing new message with JAWS 2018, 2019

    When composing a new email in Outlook 2016 build 16.0.11029.20045, the Cc... appears in cell 19 or 20 (on a 40-cell Focus 40 and 32-cell Brailliant). This is expected to be in the 6th cell when using cells 1-4 as status cells and a space. The behavior on other builds is as expected. There was no CC label at all on 16.0.9029.2167 after we reinstalled using the Offline installer. Updates took us back up to 16.0.11029.20045 and brought the issue back.

    6 votes

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  15. be good if you had an automatic spell and grammer check built in

    would make it much easier for people with bad eyesight and make spelling mistakes

    6 votes

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  16. 6 votes

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  17. this new sign in sucks, I can never get to my hotmail,outlook

    Fix this program so I can sign in once and be remembered, I never can get to MSN.com-Hotmail, Outlook email. I am totally fed up with this.

    6 votes

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  18. Office 365

    I received an invitation from a friend to create a shared One Drive folder but it wasn't intuitive about how to set it up, largely because the text of the email message that was generated by Microsoft contained several graphic images without alt text. I use JAWS 2020, Windows 10 and Office 365. If you could make the invitation more accessible and intuitive, I think it would enable users to create the shared folder more independently. Thank you!

    5 votes

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  19. 5 votes

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  20. 5 votes

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