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  1. 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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    • Bless U

      God Bless U...Self explanatory.

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      • Make Office Ribbon keystrokes more logical and consistent

        I appreciate some office keystrokes have been changed to keep backwards compatibility (eg alt+i was the Office 2003 insert menu so it was changed to alt+n for Office 2007), but many of the current keystrokes are just nonsensical. For instance, in Word, to change columns, you press alt+p for layout (even though alt+L isn't used) then press J for columns, even though C isn't used.

        On the Insert menu, you press F to insert an Online picture and O to insert a footnote - even though they would make much more sense swapped.

        There is also no logic as to…

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          • Create new Outlook rule action to "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar" for individual mailbox accounts

            Please create new Outlook rule action option to "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar" for individual mailbox accounts.

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            • Narrator won't let me review form fields in edge

              When typing into the edit boxes on this page or any other pages, I can't navigate character by character with Narrator or move by any other element. It also doesn't announce what I'm backspacing over.

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                Hello Mike,

                Thank you for contacting us about these issues. We are aware that Narrator and some of the other screen readers are having problems working with Edge. Our product teams are working hard to resolve these problems.

                We will forward this on to the product team and update you when this issue is fixed.

                Again, thank you for contacting us; and if there is anything else we can assist you with, feel free to reach out.

                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.

                • Make high contrast theme window border colors customizable

                  When you enable high contrast themes the window border colors should be customizable. I don't want to be forever stuck with royal blue, cyan blue or dark purple window borders. Also, add a few more colors to the color picker.

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                    Hello Liahna,

                    Thank you for contacting us about this suggestion. I believe this is a part of some of the contrast customization upgrades that are coming in a futre release. I’m checking with one of the product managers to confirm this and will get back to you with any updates.

                    Tahk you for contacting us, and in the future, if there is something else we can do for you, please reach 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.

                    • Narrator says "Command unavailable when trying to silence the reading of tooltips behind links

                      When Navigating between pages in edge, Narrator will read tooltips behind links such as the url of the link. I press control to silence this and Narrator will say "Command unavailable.

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                        Hello Mike,

                        Thank you for contacting us about these issues. We are aware that Narrator and some of the other screen readers are having problems working with Edge. Our product teams are working hard to resolve these problems.

                        We will forward this on to the product team and update you when this issue is fixed.

                        Again, thank you for contacting us; and if there is anything else we can assist you with, feel free to reach out.

                        Sincerely,

                        The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

                      • Creating new lists for mail merges is not accessible

                        I like to use the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word. When I attempt to create a new list with the Alt+M,R,N key tip or edit an existing list with the alt+M,
                        R,E key tip, I get an accessible dialog box. When I tab through the fields. I don't get an indication of what fields I'm editing. Also, the buttons to add new entries, cancel and ok buttons aren't in the tab order.

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                        • The button option in the creators update for narrator is missing from the on-screen gestures list.

                          Can you please fix the new button option for narrator and the creators build. It is currently missing from the Touch screen gestures list in narrator.

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                              Hello George,

                              In response to your inquiry, we would like to know what you are using that could use greater language support. If you are using eh Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 or any of the other accessibility tools, you’ll find that we do localize our products to support many languages.

                              We look forward to your additional feedback.

                              Sincerely,

                              The Microsoft Disability Answer Des team

                            • Math OCR

                              Auto generate alt text for math text images (cloud API should return output in one of the following formats text or mathML or latex)

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                                Hi Neil,

                                Thank you for reaching out to us about your suggestion. In order to help you out further, what operating system and application are you wanting to use the math OCR capability with? Is this to be used with any adaptive technologies like Narrator, Jaws, dolphin, etc.? This would help me do some additional research for you and get this suggestion in front of the right engineering team.

                                Again, thank you for contacting us; and if we can be of help in the future, please don’t hesitate to post again.

                                Sincerely,

                                The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

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                                • Narrator doesn't reliably show new page content in edge

                                  When following a link or searching from the address bar, Narrator doesn't always position me on the web page. Sometimes it shows the toolbar with open reading view and other controls, and other times it will say the page title and custom repeatedly. This is with scan mode on and I have to tab into the page content to be able to cursor through it again. It also will say "Command unavailable" at times as well. This doesn't seem to be restricted to certain sites as far as I can tell.

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                                    Hello Mike,

                                    Thank you for contacting us about these issues. We are aware that Narrator and some of the other screen readers are having problems working with Edge. Our product teams are working hard to resolve these problems.

                                    We will forward this on to the product team and update you when this issue is fixed.

                                    Again, thank you for contacting us; and if there is anything else we can assist you with, feel free to reach out.

                                    Sincerely,

                                    The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

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                                    • give me a live voice to talk with

                                      i need to talk to a person not a machine

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                                      • Windows 10 violates

                                        FTR'' I love the new win10. Windows 10 violates good Old fashion privacy, on one note am on my Own Time, not on yours . I CANT STOP YOU FORM UPDATEING '' I Ask one Thing and one Thing ONLY, give the People A Voice to Vote ! on this Yes/ for you. No/ I will updated on my own time. Ps this was just on my chest had to get it off. Thanks for your time, keep up the good work to "all of you" making Microsoft for what it is to day and for tomorrow...

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                                        • 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.

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