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  1. Native contrast support in Edge

    Completely transfer "color contrast availability" from content authors to end users by developing and integrating a color detection and analysis mechanism in Edge core and provide user configuration (global, per domain, per url).

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello Neil,

      Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. However, there is not enough information here to do anything with this issue. Are you asking about color contrast themes in Edge, High contrast, or color contrast ratios?

      Without clearer information, there’s nothing that can be done about this at this time. therefore customer will be asked forfurther details.

      Thank you,

      The Microsoft Disability ANswer Desk team.

    • Allow the surface pro cover to be used flat over the touch screen of the computer to look more like a tablet with a keyboard.

      I have a Surface Pro 4 and would love it if I could use the cover flat against the touch screen. I am blind and do not need the screen 95% of the time. This would do several things:
      1. It would reduce the size considerably and make the device much more compact
      2. It would allow me to use the surface on the move without needing to do anything more than press the unlock button and move the pro onto my lap from my hip. (I would have it in a carrying case that has the front open so…

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      • Create a tutorial on creating accessible Power Point templates

        There is a lot of information on the web about creating accessible power point presentations. Unfortunately, there seems to be little information on creating accessible power point templates. I would like to have a guideline on how to create accessible power point templates that I could provide to our department that creates our corporate templates. In a corporate environment, many templates exist which contain corporate color schemes and logos, customized for various departments, with little regard to accessibility.

        As a screen reader user, I attempted to transform one of my company's Power Point templates into one that was accessible. I…

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          Hi Tim,

          This is a very good suggestion. We’ve had simular issues regarding PowerPoint and screen readers before. We’ll forward your concern to the product manager and get back with you as to any future updates for this fix.

          Thank you for reaching out to us, and if there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to get in contact with us.

          Sincerely,

          The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

        • Please provide tips on using Pivot tables in Excel with screen readers. Pivot tables are one of the most powerful features in Excel.

          Pivot tables provide a superb feature set for analyzing data without having to develop complex formulae involving many ranges of data. I use a screen reader and am just starting to learn about them and am finding them wonderful, fascinating, and extremely useful. Sadly, screen reader vendors provide no information on pivot table use, and I believe that their lack of use by blind individuals stems from the fact that blind people don't learn about them, so they are never used. I think Microsoft has a wonderful opportunity here to expose information about one of the unsung heroes of Excel,…

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hello,

            Thank you for reaching out to us about this issue. Another unother user has approached us about this very same situation, and we are having our engineering teams look into this.

            Thank you for contacting us, and if there is anything else that we can be assistance with in the future, don’t hesitate to let us know.

            Sincerely,

            The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

          • 3 votes
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            • The scan mode ought to switch on or off automatically depending on input field, e.g. switching off scan mode when encountering editable fiel

              The scan mode ought to switch on or off automatically depending on input field, e.g. switching off scan mode when encountering editable field. I prefer Narrator handling web pages as is handled by System Access screen reader.

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                Hello,

                THank you for contacting us about this issue. We will forward this to the product manager in charge of Narrator to see if we can get a fix implimented for you.

                One question: Are you experinencing this with only one browser such as IE 11 or Edge?

                Again, thank you for reaching out to us about this as it’s our missionto help those with disabilities use our products more effectively.

                Sincerely,

                The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

              • Please read the texts messages from 62shanna@gmail

                Need help with credit card misuse

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                • Add an Outlook profile flag for users who need accessible e-mails

                  Allow users to self identify via their Outlook/Exchange profile that they need accessible e-mail sent to them.
                  This would notify senders when the receiver has flagged that they need to receive e-mail in an accessible format and would prompt the sender to run the accessibility checker on their message and attachments before sending the message to the receiver who self identified via their profile.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Cory,

                    This is an interesting suggestion in that it does make sense to alert the recipient of the fact that a disabled person is emailing them and needs some compensation to see a replied email. The tricky thing is that not all users use Microsoft products for email correspondence. Thus iin order to make this universal, there may have to be something implemented into the email protocols such as IMAP, SMTP or POP protocols.

                    However, this will be forwarded to the appropriate project manager to get additional feedback on this suggestion.

                    Thank you for reaching out to us; and if you have any further issues or suggestions related to accessibility, please let us know.

                    Sincerely,

                    The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk Team.

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                    • Allow HC themes to be edited

                      When desiring to make changes to a high contrast theme, allow edits to be made to existing saved theme without having to save as a new name.

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                      • Side scroll bars need a resizing action for users with nerve damaged hands.

                        I have moderately damaged nerves in my right wrist that cause my 3 fingers on my hand to be drawn inward like a hook. On top of that, whenever I use that hand, I have micro spasms that give little jerking motions to my hand while trying to use a mouse which gives me limited control over the mouse pointer. Due to the spasming, smaller items are very difficult to use. Since the side scroll bars have been narrowed in your products, it is extremely difficult to use them with my condition. Adding a sizing function to allow widening the…

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                          Hello Lester,

                          Thank you for your input on this. We will forward this to one of our product managers to see if we can facilitate a solution for you regarding scroll bar size. Once we have more information, we’ll get back to you with further information.

                          Thank you for reaching out to us and if in the future we can be of further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

                          Sincerely,

                          The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

                        • Capsule virtual reality

                          A reputable company Microsoft, I apologize in advance for not being an exact translation (if he is), so I really do not know much English. I have just a few moments ago I saw your creation HoloLens, and I was deeply impressed by this device. And I would like to tell you about a text concept of absolute immersion in virtual reality devices.
                          It is a capsule full immersion, in which a person falls into a trance or dream, using neural helmet that reads brain signals and converts to a digital signal, creating a virtual reality of total immersion, in…

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                          • Allow VoiceOver on a MAC to access alignment information in the office apps

                            When pressing VO+T in office apps on a MAC to obtain font and formatting information, the alignment information is missing. This should be included to mirror other screen readers in Windows.

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                            • i need opera mini browser

                              I need opera mini browser to download

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                                • Please make Text To Speak aviable in dutch.

                                  TTS in dutch for Unicersal Windows 10 and Windows 10 for phones will open much doors for people with a dissability in Belgium or The Netherlands. It will also help me a lot as developer of accessible apps in this region.

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                                    • enable shared users of Office 365 not to receive messages of subscriptions ending.

                                      include data on how to respond to incorrect messages about subscriptions ending.

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                                      • not Disabled

                                        Just because someone where's glasses that dose not make the Disabled

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                                        • Allow ASUS computer to install Windows 10

                                          I have two computes that are denied windows 10
                                          I would hope windows would rectify this so we older senior citizens could join

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