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    • set names and colors on edge tabs, for accessibility and productivity.

      Double click a edge tab and set a name and color, it would make it easier to tell what tab is what you need and help both disabled and enabled to do more.

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      • 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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        • 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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            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.

          • MAKE AN ACCESSIBLE VERSION OF CREATING AN ACCOUNT TO GET ACCESS TO ONLINE HELP. tHE LETTERS TO PROVE YOU ARE NO A ROBOT ARE TINY-

            MAKE AN ACCESSIBLE VERSION OF CREATING AN ACCOUNT TO GET ACCESS TO ONLINE HELP. tHE LETTERS TO PROVE YOU ARE NOt A ROBOT ARE TINY- GIVEN THAT THE AREA IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT ACCESS... DID YOU FORGET BILND PEOPLE??

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              Hi Richard,

              Thank you for making us aware of this issue with User Voice. We just met with them in regards to helping them become more accessible to users, especially since we are using them as one of our Microsoft venders. Thus we will forward this on to them for remediation.

              Is this occurring when you are trying to sign up for a UserVoice account or getting help on another Microsoft forum? If elsewhere, can you tell us specifically?

              If there is anything else that we can be of service for, please let us know.

              Sincerely,

              The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk.

            • Please read the texts messages from 62shanna@gmail

              Need help with credit card misuse

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              • Help to fix missing loading icon before welcome text on login screen.

                Loading icon on log in screen disappeared and transition is not smooth any more. Only in log in screen, after that all is fine.

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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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                    • 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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                      • i need opera mini browser

                        I need opera mini browser to download

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                        • 2 votes
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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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                            • 2 votes
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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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                                    • Make Microsoft edge more screen reader accessible. Edge not accessible with JAWS 17.

                                      Do you have tutorials on Microsoft narrator? When I press windows key plus the letter U, instead of activating windows narrator, windows just opens the settings app. JAWS 17 does not read everything in eigther windows mail or definitely even less with Microsoft edge. Thanks.

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                                        Hi,

                                        Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk. First, yes there is a tutorial for Narrator. I found a YouTube video for Narrator training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhtY20Zcig.

                                        The Windows Key + U by design brings up the setup dialogue. However, if you press Windows + Enter, it will activate Narrator automatically.

                                        With regards to JAWS 17 working with Edge, what exactly is going o? Is it not working at all, or are there certain features or scenarios are causing problems? We’ve been working with improving Edge’s ability to work with accessibility tools, so this information would help greatly.

                                        Again, thank you for reaching out to us.

                                        Sincerely,

                                        The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk Team.

                                      • 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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                                          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.

                                        • magnifier w high contrast behavior

                                          don't disable full screen magnifier when using a high contrast mode. Allow moe flexibility in the use of these tools for users with sensitive lowvision needs.
                                          Also custom color/font/font size/appearance settings (in a word- "themes") don't always stick around upon restart. I miss the "advanced" appearance changes possible in 7 and XP. in the new versions 10 or 8 this feature is a somewhat emasculated
                                          Chris Johnson
                                          Assistive Technology Specialist

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                                            Hi, Chris,

                                            That’s a great suggestion and makes a lot of sense for greater accessibility. We are always in the process of enhancing and updating our products for that purpose.

                                            We’ll forward this to the product manager and get some feedback as to when this can be implemented, then follow up with you once that is integrated into the software and released.

                                            Again, thank you for reaching out, and if there’s anything further we can do for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

                                            Sincerely,

                                            The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

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