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  1. Changing braille display drivers needs to be more intuitive, if needed at all to start with.

    When I tried adding my Freedomscientific braille display to be used with Narrator, I followed the directions in Narrator's user guide chapter 7:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4004263/windows-10-narrator-using-with-braille

    In this article, after updating the driver through Device Manager, it states in step 7:

    Choose the driver that begins with LibUSB-Win32 from the list on the following page and select Next to install the driver.

    I don't see a "next page" to be able to select this. After doing all steps up to step 7, I'm then returned to my device manager, and placed back under the Freedomscientific USB node which still is expanded with…

    11 votes

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  2. 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.

    8 votes

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  3. PowerPoint Read Aloud

    I am unable to find a way just to get the whole PowerPoint read to me. Thanks.

    10 votes

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  4. 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.

    9 votes

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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.

  5. 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.

    8 votes

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  6. Allow "focus follows cursor" setting for the full screen magnifier

    The other option is that the magnification field moves continuously with the pointer. This is a great option because it allows me to zoom in on user interface controls, text fields, etc with ease, without having to move the pointer to a screen edge.

    10 votes

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  7. 6 votes

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