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  1. Pin Teams Video for Sign Language Interpreter when Sharing Screen

    When a screen is shared, an FSL interpreter cannot be pinned which means it will be difficult for deaf people to follow. Also, once a screen is shared, the video image becomes too small that it’s difficult for a deaf viewer to see the sign language.

    Hopefully we can allow a certain video to be pinned when another presenter is sharing their screen

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  2. Include Microsoft Teams in the list of Categories

    On this Feedback Site include a Category for Microsoft Teams

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  3. Move the location of the captionning

    Hi,
    Would it be possible to move the Live Captions to the left of the screen. That way when someone write a chat message, the notification area does not block the captionning?
    Thanks.

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  4. MS Teams and captionning

    Issue: captionning area. The captions are limited to two lines and there is no scroll bar to go up. In many meetings, there is a lot of discussion and then I think I saw a question for me. However, I only saw half the question and couldn’t scroll up to confirm if they were talking to me. With the long pause, I assumed but it was awkward. It could have be simpler with the ability to scroll up. When I use my phone for captions I can see 9 lines and I can scroll up and down.

    Issue: captions on…

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  5. Improvements on accessibility options on MS Teams

    Microsoft Teams itself is not fit for any purpose with regards to the accessibility technical software user due to my deafblindness. I use ZoomText - Invert mode as keeping backgrounds to black, the use of MS Teams obliges me to switch between normal and Invert mode on ZoomText so too frequent throughout!

    Why the accessibility options on MS Teams so limited in comparison with these options on other applications, such as Outlook, Excel, Word etc.

    MS Teams is very important tool enabling deafblind users to have the use for any purposes - especially working from home during pandemic journey, however…

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  6. I am non-verbal and need text-to-speech in Teams

    I have had a bit of an issue adjusting to Teams as I am non-verbal and there is no feature I can find for doing text-to-speech and doing things through speakers doesn't sound through well, so I am kind of stuck apart from just sending writing which people don't really read and it can be a very disheartening and I just want to work out a way to get a bit more involved and a text-to-speech feature would really help with that. It would make me feel a lot more included and make Teams much more accessible for me.

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  7. We had a teams meeting with an accesibility-expert (who is blind). He wanted to share his computer audio while sharing a screen.

    We had a teams meeting with an accesibility-expert (who is blind). He wanted to share his computer audio while sharing a screen. He could not find the checkbox for 'sharing computer sound on'. Make sure it is accesible for screen-readers.

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  8. Teams hotkey for next Unread Chat or Channel

    Problem statement: As a user with hundreds if not more unread messages who uses a screen reader I want a quick way to read fast with hotkeys so that I can find what's relevant and respond quickly.

    In Slack alt+shift+up/down will take the user to the next channel or DM with unread messages. This is helpful when in an organization where 40+ channels and DMs may be going on per day with hundreds or more actual messages and replies.

    In addition if in Teams pressing CTRL+E (search) could suggest recent or relevant chats / channels with unreads in the drop…

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  9. Teams window title

    In the Teams title bar. Please change the order of the items so that "Teams" always comes first.

    Consider a screen reader user that is trying to find Teams either by Alt+Tab or in JAWS Ins+F10. If they were in a Chat then the name of the person appears first, they may not know exactly who that was or what to listen for.

    Acceptance:
    1. Alt+tab through apps should be easier to find Teams by listening for Teams ... instead of ... Teams
    2. WIth JAWS Ins+F10 a users should be able to then just start typing Teams to get…

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  10. Teams unread messages

    When going to ctrl+2 aka the chat app. It says I have X number of unread messages. Focus goes to Recent Chats with people of which I have 40+ chats. Nowhere can I seem to find which are the unread chats.

    Feature Ideas
    * Like in Outlook have a list that can be filtered by unread. There's like two levels I can think of: People with Unreads, Enter into that person and see all unread messages. ANd 2nd a list of all unread messages so that if 1 person had 2+ unreads I could arrow and read them all, pressing…

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  11. Teams on a Windows PC with no work account, only personal, doesn’t work with text zoomed in

    I wanted to attend a Webinar put on by a disability charity on Microsoft Teams. As someone with a neurological condition I like to use my desktop PC which is hooked up to my big TV, which has the text setting on the largest setting so I can see it from the sofa whilst lying down without making my headaches worse. I go to use the Teams App, but it won’t let me as I only have a hotmail email address account, not a work one as I am unable to work due to disability. So I go to view…

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