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  1. provide option to see caps lock status on screen instead of sound

    provide option to see caps lock status on screen instead of sound

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    • Image sharing with Seeing AI

      So far I'm impressed with Seeing AI. However I want to be able to send images and documents from any app on my device. Certainly I should be able to share or send an image from my Onedrive app to Seeing AI.

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        • Creat a form letter we can send to developers

          We need a form letter we can send to a developer when we are struggling to use in inaccessible or partly accessible applications. I'm truly impressed with the great modern documentation Microsoft has produced for developers, but sometimes users need to nudge them in the right direction. To do this most non-technical users need a way to communicate with developers using language they understand.

          To bridge this gap, I created this letter. I hope Microsoft accessibility can improve on it and issue something official that end users can copy and paste when emailing developers:
          ************************************************************

          I have collected some links…

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          • Remove the app size limit feature downloaded via mobile data in store

            Everything is fine with this Windows phone(LUMIA 520). But worst thing is that I can't install apps(<20mb) with mobile data in this phone. I really dissatisfied with this feature. I can't update my applications without Wi-Fi. I have a large mobile data plan but I can't use that. It doesn't support sideloading of apps. What would a user do who has not mobile data connection instead of Wi-Fi??? Should he buy another phone for setting up a Wi-Fi connection to update his apps on his Windows phone ???
            Guys! I am from India and I can use large data plan…

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            • allow for some kind of visual cue when a phone rings

              When my phone rings at work i need some kind of visual cue on my screen, does a setting already exist or would something new need to be instated.

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              • To forefront the nature of technology being psychological ethical

                Dear Madam or Sir,

                My name is Gabriel Brodowski, I've made a few sites in my time, non have ever really taken off but the first I ever made was a games directory, it didn't break the schools policy on having games embedded in it so it actually didn't do too bad at my school. I'm from Weymouth, Dorset and it's a seaside town where the seagulls get well fed and the dock workers get well drunk.

                I’m petitioning for you sincerely to read my written thoughts:

                Technology, it’s brilliant! I am infatuated and dependent on social media and other…

                3 votes
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                • Close Narrator automatically when starting another screen reader

                  When installing another antivirus product, Windows Defender deactivates itself. Since having two or more screen readers running at the same time impacts negatively on performance and keyboard usability, Narrator should also close and deactivate itself automatically when it detects that the user started another screen reader and configured one to start automatically, before and/or after logon, on the Ease of Access Control Panel applet.
                  This would prevent situations like the following:
                  1. When upgrading to new Insider Preview builds, if the user left Narrator turned on to watch the installation progress, it starts automatically after logging on, even when the…

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                  • Add a volume slider for SAPI in the Speech Control Panel

                    When selecting the default system voice from the Control Panel, it is not possible to set the volume of the voice. The only things I can do are select a different sound output device or change the speech rate. Please add a volume control so that I can adjust SAPI to a comfortable volume level. This would be especially useful when I'm using programs that provide little or no control over SAPI attributes and only use the default system voice.

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                    • Narrator

                      Have narrator worK with the surface pen currently it does not work despite all the updates and five surface pro releases and one laptop.

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                      • Visual-Perceptual Deficit Templates for Word

                        I am an Occupational Therapist that works with many students with visual-perceptual problems but have "normal" visual acuity. These students need templates that keep their eyes from skipping over text and allow them to easily follow text as they type. There are a few basic designs that will assist students with this issue.

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                        • Microsoft snipping tool. This is the perfect tool, but has one thing missing that everyone I talk to agrees with and that is a text box func

                          Microsoft snipping tool. This is the perfect tool, but has one thing missing that everyone I talk to agrees with and that is a text box function. I work in a engineering design office and having this extra function would be greatly beneficial. So it would be very appreciated if this could be added to the next version.

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                          • Highlighting text with narrator

                            Create a touchscreen gesture to highlight text to copy or cut as the current gesture for sighted users in Windows 10 does not work.

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                            • Narrator

                              have bitlocker make a couple of beeps or something similar so blind users know when to enter the password to move on to the user logon screen.

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                              • Narrator

                                Create a keyboard command in narrator to turn on and off the screen.

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                                • Have narrator Say end of list when rotating through the taskbar.

                                  Have narrator Say end of list when rotating through the taskbar.

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                                  • Make footnotes easier to navigate when using Voiceover with Word

                                    When reading text, double clicking on a footnote reference (using VO Shift Space twice) moves the insertion point to the relevant footnote, but it doesn’t move the Voiceover cursor, and the footnote is not spoken. And, double clicking on the reference in the footnote itself does not return the Voiceover cursor to the text, as it should.

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                                      Hello Mark,

                                      Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk with your suggestions. we apreciate the time and detail you’ve put into them. We will forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and will get back to you when a fix and or implimentation for these features is in place.

                                      Thank you again for contacting us, and if there is anything further we can do for you,please feel free o reach out to us again.

                                      Sincerely,

                                      The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                                    • Make more use of the Rotor to improve navigation in Word files

                                      It would be useful if the Rotor (VO-u) provided access to items such as headings and bookmarks -- the way it now does in Apple's Pages. This would make document navigation much easier.

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                                        Hello Mark,

                                        Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk with your suggestions. we apreciate the time and detail you’ve put into them. We will forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and will get back to you when a fix and or implimentation for these features is in place.

                                        Thank you again for contacting us, and if there is anything further we can do for you,please feel free o reach out to us again.

                                        Sincerely,

                                        The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                                      • Add Windows Explorer to the dark mode apps.

                                        I would like to use the aero themes but have the Explorer work inverted (white on black or dark gray.) I am visually imperiled and the white background hurts my eyes to look at.

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                                          Hello Grant,

                                          This is a very good suggestion as File Explorer is a core part of Windows. We will forward this on to our product manager to get this implimented and let you know when this is available.

                                          Again, tahnk you for contacting us, and if we can be of further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.

                                          Sincerely,

                                          The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

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                                            Hello,

                                            Thank you for reaching out to us about this issue. ALthough we handle isssues, questions, and comments with regards to disabled people using our products, we will find the development team to fix this.

                                            With that said, can you please give us the details as to how you navigated to this borken link? What page or pages were you coming from?

                                            Thanks again,

                                            The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk Team.

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