Introduce an Ease of Access option that forces ANY Windows application to have conventional scroll bars with left / right & up / down arrows
A growing number of software developers such as Postbox Inc and Mailbird are copying Apple's ultra thin scroll bars with no left / right & up / down arrows when creating applications for Windows.
This recent trend has introduced the issue of scroll bar inaccessibility to Windows users, making life increasingly difficult for people like myself who has arm control difficulties. Should this trend continue, many disabled people will face an increasingly limited choice of software due to companies who place "innovative looks" over accessibility.
Please Microsoft, introduce an Ease of Access option that forces ANY Windows application to have conventional scroll bars with left / right & up / down arrows, plus the option of changing the scroll bar's width (currently only possible by editing the Registry) and applying colour schemes to the components of the scroll bar. The chosen configuration should override the scroll bar coded into any application.
I feel sad that I have to make this suggestion as it has been made necessary only because of a trend started by Apple's Mac OS X 7, which has now been adopted by companies producing Windows software in an effort to be "innovative" in the design of their graphical user interface. No decline in accessibility, and telling disabled people to buy somebody else's software (as happened to me after an updated application that I own became inaccessible) is acceptable in 2020, and only Microsoft can stop this worrying trend by creating a new "Scroll Bar" category in Ease of Access.
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