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  1. Please provide keyboard access for selecting photos once they are inserted into a Word 2016 document so that Alt Text can be added. So fand

    Please add the ability to select/highlight a photo with the keyboard once it is inserted into a Word doc. Presently this can only be done with a mouse or trackpad, and desktop computers don't have trackpads so those users are left out. This task is needed for accessing the Format Picture process so that alt text can be added to an inserted photo.

    2 votes
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  2. Ability to change Office Toolbar colors while working in High Contrast mode

    Currently, Office themes (in Word, Excel, PPT) are disabled while working in High Contrast mode. Subsequently, the HC users cannot modify the colors of Tool bars and Menu bars in Office products. Please consider adding more flexibility so that the user can manage the Office themes and/or tool/menu bar colors in Word/Excel/PPT while working in HC modes. Thanks.

    2 votes
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  3. Line width for large fonts in Word

    My wife uses Mac Word v 16.19. She is visually handicapped and must use a 76 point font. But that means she can only type about 20 characters per line. We cannot figure out how to create a document that allows lines to contain more characters / line. Every setting I try in word (margins etc.) seems hard coded to limit line width. She writes on a new Mac desktop os there is plenty of physical width to her desktop and the Word app viewport scales to full width but the writing area does not. I was in touch with…

    2 votes
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  4. New MS Office file type for accessible files

    I have completed Microsoft Office accessibility training and would like to share an idea I had. Some normal functions for creating an accessible word/office document do not work with screen readers, like JAWS. There were several functions that do not work with popular methods of creating MS Word content, specifically Copy/paste of tables from excel and copy/paste of images from the web. Since restricting copy/paste functions is not a realistic solution for this problem, I think Microsoft should create a new MS Office file type for accessible files, maybe xxxx.doca for example. This new file type could notify the user…

    2 votes
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  5. in office 365 word, it would be great if there were schemes for sertain types of writing within pellchecker. this would allow, for exa

    in word office 365, there could be schemes set up so not all documents are spell checked in the same way. there could be schemes for informal writing, such as a story, where characters don't speak the most concise english, as well as formal writing spell and grammer check too. this would enable users to customise the spellchecker to the task at hand.

    6 votes
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  7. Pasting in word

    After pasting a word in the middle of a paragraph written in Microsoft word, the icon in which you chose the type of pasting you want, sticks! And hides words under. So maybe making that icon appear and go after sometime or appear and then disappear and only appear if you put the cursor on the word pasted, something like that :D! Have a great day,
    Khalil Bahir

    2 votes
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  8. Report for disability deaf

    hi microsoft, im trutly deaf with 2 hearing impair, i have been report twice someone who really rude, and it still didnt work. So how am i supposed to do when someone really rude? if you dont anything for disability deaf or normal disability or cancer childern in many world. What are you going to about it. So please help us we have been pleased... Help us Microsoft

    4 votes
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  9. Word document tracking colors in High Contrast (and a bug)

    Document tracking colors don't currently show up in High Contrast. Would be nice if they did.

    Also, for some reason, some text in Word docs comes through as black so it can't be read in High Contrast mode. This shows up with text in the same paragraph with the same font styles that are visible.

    2 votes
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  10. Edits in immersive reader

    Would love to be able to edit my text in word while it’s displayed in immersive reader. Toggling back and forth can be difficult for our more involved students.

    2 votes
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  11. make the BeeLine Reader plugin available for Microsoft Word.

    I currently use the BeeLine Reader plugin for my browser, which helps making dense text passages easier to read. As a legal professional, I would really like to be able to utilize this feature in Microsoft Word but I was told that the plugin architecture does not support BeeLine. Would you please consider adding it? Thank you!

    98 votes
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  12. MS word should allow connectivity to an embosser

    MS Word has a braille font which changes text into braille. Unfortunately MS word does not connect to an embosser so teachers cannot print out documents for their blind students to allow them access the document in braille. Currently, teachers need to cut text from Word documents and copy it into another software program called Duxbury which allows braille to be sent to the embosser. I would like Microsoft to be more inclusive and allow for better translation of text to braille and embossing.

    4 votes
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  13. I cannot my paid for game on-line! This denies my accessability

    I would like to use the game I have paid for and not be told it is off-line!

    2 votes
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  14. In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order: 1. provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

    In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order warnings: Provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

    4 votes
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  15. Narrator should indicate form fields in word

    Narrator currently doesn't indicate form fields in word for example text boxes for typing, and checkboxes or radio buttons.

    4 votes
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  16. Collaborating with Microsoft Word

    I am blind need to collaborate on documents with other Office 365 users.
    When I share a document with another person who makes changes, I can’t see the changes. Sighted people can see the changes that the person makes. I would like Microsoft to expose the changes to Screen readers or make them accessible out of the box.

    9 votes
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  17. Better Beehive

    I am writing to let you know about my startup working to serve the disability community. Better Beehive is a review application, like yelp, except for the disability community to review businesses and organizations based on their accessibility, empowerment and inclusion of the disability community. A Buzz review is reserved for a disability-friendly entity, and a STING is for the opposite. All reviews are reviewed by the site administrator as a safety measure to make sure only helpful feedback is left on the site. The genuine intent is to create a win-win situation for both businesses and the disability community.…

    2 votes
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  18. Bigger controller for people with disabilitys

    I have never owned a Xbox or Sony or played on one due to my physical disabilities. The controller is too small and buttons are too small. I only have use of one hand and the other hand is deformed and small. I have PC as i can use my good arm for the mouse and my deformed hand on the arrows keys. This works very well for games.

    For me to be able to play the Xbox i would need a bigger controller with big buttons with big spaces between buttons. I would use my deform hand on the…

    2 votes
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  19. Windows 10 having trouble with refresh rate

    I have seizures, and ever since Windows XP, the updates from Windows seem to give me more and more problems. I have multiple devices, so I am able to compare between the various versions, and When I am forced to use a Windows 10 computer set-up, I tend to require additional medication to stay safe.

    I am hoping someone has some ideas. I am aware of others that are having the same concerns.

    2 votes
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  20. Send me a Techy.

    I can access Microsoft but Microsoft fails to access my 0-level of technological comprehension. I was born too soon.

    Telling me how to fix it, just doesn't do it. In-person consumer service should be provided for the technically disabled would-be/wanna-be user.

    2 votes
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