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  1. Please allow comments to be deletable in Microsoft Office 2016 with the keyboard.

    According to the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-or-delete-a-comment-8d3f868a-867e-4df2-8c68-bf96671641e2
    There is no way to delete comments in word with a keyboard.
    This is very difficult to work with as I can't give clients completed, but annotated documents from my coworkers.
    Please fix this ASAP!

    2 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OneNotes

      Tables within oneNote need to be "smart" I

      love onenote. I use in for all my organizational needs, however, it would be great to have simple tables that could do imbedded formulas and such, so you don't have to go back-forth from excel and imbed files every time you need to change a number.

      I would love it, if you copy and paste or send to "onenote" from another Microsoft products, it cares all the properties with it (similar to powerpoint, when you imbed an excel -- but better).

      I talked with a developer at the USBLN conference last year,…

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        1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bigger controller for people with disabilitys

        I have never owned a Xbox or Sony or played on one due to my physical disabilities. The controller is too small and buttons are too small. I only have use of one hand and the other hand is deformed and small. I have PC as i can use my good arm for the mouse and my deformed hand on the arrows keys. This works very well for games.

        For me to be able to play the Xbox i would need a bigger controller with big buttons with big spaces between buttons. I would use my deform hand on the…

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows 10 having trouble with refresh rate

          I have seizures, and ever since Windows XP, the updates from Windows seem to give me more and more problems. I have multiple devices, so I am able to compare between the various versions, and When I am forced to use a Windows 10 computer set-up, I tend to require additional medication to stay safe.

          I am hoping someone has some ideas. I am aware of others that are having the same concerns.

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            1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • change the format of your multiple windows in one screen.

            After the three finger swipe, the multi window screen is now a scroll format. Because windows are not in predictable places, quickly changing between windows has become more tedious. Before, I could quickly switch between two windows I am using frequently, but now there is a lot more hovering of my mouse to find the window I need

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              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • making chat feature in Microsoft Disability Desk better with audio notifications of new messages

              I'm thinking about having some kind of audio feedback that a message has been received while on the live chat of Microsoft Disability Answer desk. This would hopefully better assist blind/visually impaired users of new messages. As of now, they have to use any screen reader they use to arrow through the messages … almost constantly. With the audio notification, they can make sure a message has come in before useless scrolling through them all. Of course, they can just read the new message upon hearing the audio cue.

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • fix the Win10 accessability release so that Security Essentials works...mine hasn't been able to update since I installed Win10!

                The accessibility WIN10 I installed hasn't been able to update Security Essentials since day #1. Nothing I have done, including reinstallation and installation of the "Fall Creator's Update" (whatever that is...) 1709 hasn't helped. I've had to buy Malwarebytes to keep things alive. And since your little subject box above doesn't offer "Security", I've had to select something irrelevant.

                And simply trying to do normal maint. updates results in some sort of "organizational" message -- I'm a standalone installation!

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                  1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • Send me a Techy.

                    I can access Microsoft but Microsoft fails to access my 0-level of technological comprehension. I was born too soon.

                    Telling me how to fix it, just doesn't do it. In-person consumer service should be provided for the technically disabled would-be/wanna-be user.

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                      1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • One handed controller.

                      My step daughter only has the use of her left arm. She can play extremely well despite her disability, but still struggles. She doesn't like the co-pilot add on. She likes to be in control. A controller capable of being comfortably welded with one hand would be ideal.

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                        1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Text to speech for people with mutism

                        I'm a mute gamer and have microsoft text to speech set up to a virtual audio cable to feed through my mic, problem is it's tedious and impractical to use. The only way to have microsoft text to speech accurately read off what I want is to open text to speech, clear the text, type the text and hit preview voice.

                        What we should have is something we can type into, hit enter, have it clear and read off the text typed through text to speech. Something that can easily be alt+tabbed into.

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                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I need to re-install my Microsoft Office but I no longer have the recovery code please advise?

                          I need to re-install my Microsoft Office but I no longer have the recovery code please advise as I cannot wait a month and there does not seem to be a number I can Phone?

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                            1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • My mom downloaded Microsoft Office for me, tried windows activation for windows 10, which i have both...computer says otherwise

                            I wish I could just be able to activate my windows and Microsoft office because its been both paid for and downloaded by my mom. why can I neither access it nor use it????

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                              1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove 3rd Party Adapter Blocks

                                  My son is quadriplegic and has an adapted X Arcade controller for use with head buttons and an adapter for the X-Box One, purchased in 2015. This is the only way he can use the console
                                  All worked just fine until your X Box One software upgrade on Wed 25th April blocked the adapter. Please remove this block immediately as he cannot now use the console at all.
                                  Your own website states:
                                  "There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it. Transparency, accountability, and inclusion aren’t just built into our…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • help me remove paint3d from my computer will not uninstall, move or nothing?

                                        I want to remove paint3d from apps. will not uninstall, move, freezes? what is up?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove the often inappropriate smile in the :O emoticon animation

                                          Please change the :O animation so the in-between state is no longer a smile.

                                          The :O smiley is used in a lot of occasions where a smile is simply wildly inappropriate (e.g. legitimate shock and surprise over a bad event), so the current animation is very out of touch with the actual use. If you need to keep the silly animation, revert between a neutral face and the open mouth, and not a smile and an open mouth.

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