Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Please allow Outlook 2016 to say "message"

    I am trying to make Outlook 2016 the best screen reader it can be for people who are blind or visually impaired, or for others with disabilities.

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      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order: 1. provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

      In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order warnings: Provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

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        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        I am so thankful you are testing the new keyboard shortcuts in narrator you are introducing in narrator that will make it more like the other screenreaders if implemented. One feature I would really like added to narrator is to place a bookmark in a webpage, like if you were listening to a long webpage or ebook Edge it could place a bookmark there so if open the browser later it would come back to the same spot where you left off. Thanks, David

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change system fonts for dyslexic assessability. Include system font(s) such as open dyslexic for folks.

          Tool in settings to change system fonts such as open dyslexic for explorer and edge.

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            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make visual focus indicator more prominent.

            Please make the visual focus indicator more prominent, the thin-dotted outline is barely visible especially against dark backgrounds. I have relatives with low-vision that I assist and it is incredibly frustrating for them. I wear glasses and my vision isn't that bad and in some instances, i can't see it either. Please please make it more prominent! Thank you!

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              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have Screen Readers not read "blank" on role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true" SVG Elements

              At the moment, when JAWS or NVDA with Edge, you have no way of fully ignoring an SVG. The screen reader will always read "graphic," unless you enable role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true," in which case it will read "blank."

              If you add an aria-label to a parent div, that label will be reread multiple times depending on how many SVG elements and <text> elements are contained within that div.

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                2 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide an option to make the mouse cursor/insertion point centered in full screen when magnified.

                Providing an option for making the mouse cursor centered when moving around the screen would negate the need for ZoomText; additionally, I'd want the functionality to apply to centering the screen around the insertion point when typing.

                There has already been an idea posted here:
                https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/17819389-improve-magnification-make-it-more-apple-like

                But it seems the "- Add an option to center the mouse in the zoom area (full screen mode)" has been ignored

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                  2 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • bug report windows setup and narrator navvegateing item lists such as time and currency format list

                  windows setup running narrator to install windows 10 v1803
                  problem when trying to change time and currency format from english u.s to english u.k when navvegateing
                  if you up arrow once narrator should tell me that the item has changed eg time and currency format: english united kingdom instead, i get silence when arrowing up and down the list could this be fixed?
                  stepps to reproduce
                  run windows 10 1803 install dvd with narrator running
                  tab once to time and currency format box up and down arrow what should happen?
                  narrator should tell us what the item is that we…

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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • an opt-in feature for more visible ctrls w/ Edge [ when large screen display ]

                    an opt-in feature for more visible ctrls w/ Edge [ when large screen display is used ]

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                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Xbox Adaptive Controller

                      The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be a fantastic product. Being disabled, we tend to sometimes have very specific issues to solve when it comes to gaming. Will there be maybe a Help Desk type of forum for this device and maybe use cases on how people found it helpful. For me I am forced to be prone and lying down 24/7, this makes gaming very uncomfortable and I can not do the things I wish I could do, this device might help, but there are so many types of ways of using it, I might need help figuring out the…

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                      • Accessibility tester

                        I would love to become an Xbox accessibility tester, and give more feedback. My gamer tag is ThirdEye0pen. I am a quadriplegic with partial use of my arms, but not function in my wrists or hands. I LOVE to game on my Xbox and have been loyal to the product since its inception, and especially after my wreck. I am able to play a lot of games, however the ones that require 3 buttons to be used at the same time have been off limits. Even racing games, that require the trigger to be held aren't playable for me, even…

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                        • office 2013/16 constantly deactivates with windows 10.

                          office 2013/16 deactivates about once a month. It is very difficult to uninstall then reinstall the key for office and doing this isn't exactly very accessible. Please fix this!

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                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • April 2018 Eye Control doesn't work after Windows restart

                                  April 2018 Eye Control doesn't work after Windows restart. It works 3 out of 4 times on powerup after Windows shutdown. Old version worked and Tobii Dynavox Windows Control 2 works fine after update and regardless of restart or shutdown.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add missing access keys to all recently added commands in Visual Studio that are missing them

                                    No, not hot keys. No, not command bindings. Access keys are the letters that get underlined in menu text when you use the ALT key to open a menu.

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                                    • I can't access my hotmail account they're showing me alphabetic code to put when i put it they will tell me that something went wrong

                                      I can't access my hotmail account they're showing me alphabetic code to put when i put it they will tell me that something went wrong that i should try again later for 3 days now i can't look in my mailbox

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                                      • Seeing Ai - add/provide/allow for Voice Selection of Channels. It is often difficult for visually impaired persons to quickly select.

                                        Great app - presently using on iPad while waiting anxiously for Android version. Voice selection of channels would be a welcome feature.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the ability to adjust the size of sliders, windows, and sub-window frames.

                                          if you open Microsoft Access, and you have a query open, the Alt+spacebar does not allow for resizing the query window. The only alternative I can find is to maximize the query window within Access, which defeats the purpose of trying to see two of these subwindows at the same time.

                                          My hope is that Microsoft will push an update that allows people to customize the width of scrollbars and window frames, like you used to have with Windows 7 and previous versions.

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