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  1. bing inspired me back ;on fresh paint app

    bing inspired me back on all fresh paint and window store more like the way it was before ten dont like the new one

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        • an audable sound when win pe is booted so people who can't see will know when the re enviroment has loaded

          the ability for win pe /win re to have an audable sound when win pe is booted so people who can't see will know when the re enviroment has loaded
          I believe this would be very useful to people like me who don't have any site.

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          • Make Windows10 free for everyone. Keep it simple. Am disabled, got talked out of the Free download.

            I have an energy deficit disorder. About to give up on the complexity and jargon of Windows and go to Linux if I cant get Windows10 free. It will not download when I tick assistive technologies box. Also I cant get into my microsoft account here and get sent round in circles. I feel like sending a snailmail as this is all so stupidly difficult.

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            • Offer buyers of Windows 10 S that can prove Disability to obtain Windows 10 Pro for free is so desired.

              As mentioned in the piece https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2017/05/18/empowering-more-accessible-inclusive-world/#sm.00001ra7hqt1hem8w161b0uoc87im this offer is for apps that aren't in the store. This should not be limited to such apps, especially on the Surface Laptop that is estimated retail of $999.

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                • Ability to export Narrator customized settings and keyboard commands

                  Narrator is supported in more than 20 languages, however there are many others where Narrator is not supported. It means, that some keyboard commands should be changed manualy if we wanted Narrator to work. examples are Narrator key +brackets. In Slovenian keyboard layout we must press ctrl + alt +f/g or alt(gr) +f/g to type square brackets.
                  If you have only one computer, it will be easy to customise a Narrator but if you had more than five, this procedure would become very frustrated.
                  so until Narrator has not been supported and localised to Slovenian and other languages, I suggest…

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello,

                    Thank you for contacting us about this suggestion. We will forward this to our product manager as we are making efforts to incorporate functionality with more and more languages.

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

                    Sincerely,

                    The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

                  • Narrator is too verbose in lists in edge

                    Narrator is too verbose in lists. The best way to see this is to go to the Microsoft accessibility user voice main page and look through the list of hot ideas. Insure you are in scan mode. Narrator will say "List start list item x of C". It does this repeatedly as I arrow through the list. This is especially annoying if there is more text associated with the list item. What I would prefer to have spoken is "List start" to indicate I'm entering a list, and just the list item with the word bullet if it's a bulleted…

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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.

                    • 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.

                      • 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.

                        • 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.

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                            • create themes in word and PowerPoint that meet the accessibility guidelines for font size and color contrast.

                              Create Accessible themes, templates in MS word and PowerPoint. And then call the theme Accessible or Low Vision or something that lets people easily find it.

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                                Hello Patricia,

                                Thank you for reaching out to us about your concern. Be advised that other customers have contacted us about issues related to this situation. Our engineering teams are actively looking into this and changes are in the works.

                                Having said that, we are always interested in how we can improve out products’ accessibility. Therefore if you have specifics on what you think needs improvement, such as the product being used, scenario in which the problem occurrs, or suggestion on improvements to the specific user interface elements, or specific features, please let us know.

                                Again, thank you for reaching out to us as we are here to assist in any way possible with accessibility needs.

                                Sincerely,

                                The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team.

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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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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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.

                                  • Add options to customize the Narrator views.

                                    When using capslock up and down arrows, there are some items in the list that I don't use. It would be helpful if there was a settings screen with a list of all the elements that could be toggled on or off. This would declutter the list and make it easier to use by removing rarely used commands. I'd personally use this to remove such things as landmarks as I never use that navigation setting.

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                                      01/02/2017 [v-erstea]

                                      Hello Chris,

                                      Thank you for reaching out to us at the Disability ANswer Desk on the User Voice Forum. This is an interesting feature request and makes a lot of sense considering that verbosity settings are found on comparable products. I will contact the product manager for Narrator and follow up with him to see if this is something that is planned for a future release. Once I have an answer back, I’ll follow up with an update with regards to your suggestion.

                                      Thank you again for contacting us about this.

                                      Sincerely,

                                      The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

                                    • introduce high contrast theme for outlook.com for message list fonts

                                      the outlook.com themes only change highlight colour
                                      light grey text on white is illegible

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                                        Hello,

                                        Thank you for contacting us via the User Voice forum. This is something that we’ve already been made aware of as a desired feature. Therefore, I’m in communication with the product managers to see when this may be implemented. Once I have clear information on this, I’ll post a follow up comment on this topic.

                                        Again, thank you for contacting the Microsoft Disability Help Desk.

                                      • Remove the compromise between keyboard and controler on XBox with Narrator

                                        I recently purchased an Xbox console. Here are my thoughts on the experiences so far and I think an underlying theme of where accessibility breaks and needs to improve. I am really passionate about making this a good console for users, so opening dialog up about this is critical. That's why I was super excited when I purchased my console a few weeks ago, a moment where I was confident that at least I'm getting some out-of-box accessibility solutions and a company dedicated to their mission.

                                        First, the biggest issue with Narrator, as it stands, is this controller-keyboard compromise I…

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                                        • 3D audio events

                                          Hi, I'd like it if Narrator's audio events were 3d, so that we could know where things are on the screen as we move to them. This could also include progress bars, updating from left to right, as it is visually.

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