Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

Welcome to Microsoft’s Accessibility Feedback forum. We are very interested in learning more about what products, features, and tools will delight our customers. Please share your ideas with us and remember to vote for ideas posted by others that you also think are great.

If you accidentally came here in need of technical support, please reach out to our Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. add dark screen/ screen shade feature on Narrator

    PLEASE add screen shade featur where the screen goes black and sited person can not see the screen it will save the battery life of laptop

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable my own voice to be added to narrator

    It would be nice to not only have a PUNCTUATION DICTIONARY added to narrator, but also be able to ADD YOUR OWN VOICE to it too. Also, it would be nice if narrator didn't just say the capital letter in a DROP cap word, but said the entire word!

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. narrator to read alt tags in e-mails.

    narrator to read alt tags on images in outlook automatically.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. java based applications accessibility improvement

    Hi, at a moment narrator is not working with java applications, nvda and jaws screen readers does. Please enable the support of java access bridge , so narrator can work with applications that are developed in java.
    please up-vote this idea, because it is important you never know when you need screen reader software support for java applications.

    In terms of features Microsoft should publish the release schedule and let us upvote the features we want. at a moment progress feels quite slow, improving quite a bit but it could be better. make a survey or something for data collection…

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. About Narrator hints to interact with buttons and other controls option.

    In Narrator settings, there is one option 'Hear hints on how to interact with buttons and other controls checkbox'. I don't notice any difference upon checking or unchecking this checkbox. Upon checking this checkbox and after focusing to any button or control, I was expecting that Narrator would provide some interaction hints as 'hit space or enter to activate' but I don't hear any such interaction hints i.e. even after checking or unchecking this checkbox, same behavior could be observed. Hence, expecting that Narrator provides interaction hints upon checking this checkbox. This would be really helpful for new users. Thank…

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Aria-live text updates do not work in Narrator

    Currently, when an aria live region has aria-relevant as "text", it will not read out any textual changes within the live region. You can test with this example:

    <html>
    <head>

    &lt;title&gt;Aria-live test&lt;/title&gt;
    

    </head>
    <body>

    &lt;button aria-controls=&quot;test-area&quot; onclick=&quot;testFunction()&quot;&gt;Click me&lt;/button&gt;
    
    &lt;div id=&quot;test-area&quot; aria-live=&quot;polite&quot; aria-relevant=&quot;text&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
    &lt;script&gt;
    var toggle = false;

    var testFunction = function(){
    document.getElementById(&quot;test-area&quot;).innerText = toggle ? &quot;Even newer text&quot; : &quot;New text&quot;;
    toggle = !toggle;
    }
    &lt;/script&gt;

    </body>
    </html>

    NVDA reads the changes in this example out fine but narrator does not.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. API for developers to make Narrator speak some text

    Hello,

    I suggest adding a Narrator API allowing to make speak some text .
    GUI application developers would call this API to inform Narrator users of changes in their application.

    For example in a chat application, incoming messages should be read as they arrive, even if the focus is currently outside of the chat window.
    Another example: during a lengthy task, users would like to be informed about the progression at regular interval, perhaps with something more clearer than just a simple percentage.

    On the web, this is often called live region. There's no similar possibility in native GUI applications…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. REDEVELOP YAMMER!

    YAMMER is a product from Microsoft. It opens in it's own window (like a webpage) But with zero controls for disabled users. Unlike Edge, there is NO "READ ALOUD" feature! So I tried to use "Windows 10 Narrator". Unfortunately that product doesn't recognise TEXT in the YAMMER Window. Very poor! :-(

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. add support for new braille display

    hello,
    I want to know if it is possible to add a new refreshable braille display support to the list in Windows Narrator.
    This braille display already works with NVDA drivers, but it may need some implementation in Windows Narrator.
    The braille display is a custom model made from METEC company.
    Thanks.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Giving microsoft photos the option to have the windows movie maker layout for blind users.

    It would be nice to have the photos app to work or have the option to work just like the old windows movie maker since it was so blind friendly. We could make videos without asking for sighted help back then. Now we have to ask someone to make our videos YouTube ready which doesn't always work out for us.

    15 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Password reveal on login screen alt+f8 does nothing

    Password reveal on the login screen alt+f8 does not seem to work.
    this may not be a Narrator problem but a problem in windows itself.
    There is a feature both en Edge and on the windows login screen that makes it possible to display what you have typed in the password field.
    this can be activated by a button or icon only accessed with a mouse, but altso pressing alt+f8.
    With both jaws and narrator this works fine in Edge.
    Find a password field.
    Type text in the field and it will be shown as stars.
    Press alt+f8.
    Now the…

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Rdp spase button ios do not Control graphic controls

    Application rd client for iphone : If the iPhone is connected to the windows computer via rdp, the space bar performs only the text input function. buttons can not be pressed, in explorer not select files, it is impossible to interact with checkboxes, and so on. Other remote control programs do not have such problems. Correct the transfer of the space button on the iPhone touch virtual keyboard and update the app in the App Store. This is not a third-party application, the developer specified Microsoft.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Automatic language switch no work with Arabic.

    I want to use Narrator but does not support automatic conversion between Arabic and other languages.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Narrator suggestions

    When installing windows from a flash dive it would be nice to have narrator speak during the windows setup process. This would benefit the blind and visually impaired. Also it would be nice to be able to use narrator while in the bios.

    14 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Narrator read selected text

    Narrator has an hotkey to 'Read previous line'. It should also have a hotkey for 'Read the selected text'.

    14 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. My feedback is about Narrator in Windows 10S.

    Hello. I have recently been made aware that Microsoft Surface products Have begun shipping with microsoft’s signature secure OS, Windows 10S. This means that only applications from the Microsoft Store can be installed on these devices. I understand that for many years, Microsoft has relied heavily on its partnerships with screen reader manufacturers such as Freedom Scientific and NVDA. However, if Windows 10S is truly going to be the future of Windows OS, the time may be fast approaching for Narrator screen reader to become a fully functioning screen reader, able to be compatible with every native Windows/Microsoft program, as…

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Narrator should read date picker control

    Narrator does not read a sysdatetimepick32 control.

    There is an example of this control in the microsoft sample program:
    In classic samples: Win7Samples\winui\sideshow\alarms

    This request is prompted by narrator not reading these date pickers in the Audacity audio editor.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3 4
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base