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  1. Outlook iPhone app: improve user experience for VoiceOver users

    Improve the user experience for VoiceOver users in the Outlook iPhone app. Efficient Calendar navigation through future dates is currently not possible. Braille screen input can also be unstable in many situations. Native iOS Mail app currently offers a more reliable experience for VoiceOver users.

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  2. Please make Out Of Office Shading Darker

    Please make the out of office shading darker in Outlook - like the old version. The darker shading is a much more effective way to those of us who manage several calendars. Currently looking for other calendar software due to this issue.

    4 votes
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  3. Improve ability to differentiate between small office icons on taskbar

    I'm partially color blind, and the new modern icons, when used as "small icons" are very hard to differentiate at a glance as they all use a similar color scheme. Yes, they have different icons and letters, but they blend in. Perhaps there is a way to add alternate taskbar icons with different colors to help differentiate between Teams, Outlook, and Word at a glance.

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  4. i have never encountered such a pathetic technical support. utterly useless

    i cant access a product i bought off you because of your inane and pathetic tech support.

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  5. Outlook 2016¸ version 16.0.11029.20045 32-bit braille bug composing new message with JAWS 2018, 2019

    When composing a new email in Outlook 2016 build 16.0.11029.20045, the Cc... appears in cell 19 or 20 (on a 40-cell Focus 40 and 32-cell Brailliant). This is expected to be in the 6th cell when using cells 1-4 as status cells and a space. The behavior on other builds is as expected. There was no CC label at all on 16.0.9029.2167 after we reinstalled using the Offline installer. Updates took us back up to 16.0.11029.20045 and brought the issue back.

    4 votes
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  6. Option of pinning the Accessibility Checker in Outlook

    I am trying to be more consistent about using the accessibility checker with Outlook and PowerPoint. I also like the live checking feature as I compose. Having the checker start or appear by default as I begin an email or PPT would be a great option.

    8 votes
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  7. All day event area on calendar.

    We use all-day events for deadlines. All-day event area should be shaded or somehow delineated from the rest of the calendar.

    8 votes
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  9. Need Mail Accessabilities like we use to have

    Do something with the mail. Why doesn't Microsoft deal with the outlook mail and have all the extra that the previous email had like windows 7 etc?

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  10. Alt text option for picture that can be added to signature in Microsoft Outlook.

    Users need to be able to add alt text to pictures that can be added to one's signature in Microsoft Outlook. I have employees that just want to attach a digital picture of their business card. Thank you.

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  11. Office 365 Accessibility

    Outlook 365 needs separators to the right & left of "save & close" so I won't accidentally select delete and lose work I NEED. Also, Calendar needs the name of the current day in bright Yellow so it stands out from other days in thw week of month.

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  12. Ability to set up someones preffered disability settings when sending an email to them

    My daughter is visually impaired so she needs to have text in size 24 and Arial Black but I need to manually amend my email to these settings each time I email her. I therefore think there should be a way of setting my settings for an individual i.e. if I know Holly needs in size 24 and Arial Black whey can’t my O365 remember that and when I put here email address it does it not automatically set these settings.

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  13. can't navigate address suggestions when composing email in Outlook ios app w VO

    In the Outlook app for IOS with VO, when composing an email and I begin to enter text in the "To" field, I'm unable to navigate the email suggestion list with VO that appears visually. Instead as I swipe I get the fields in the main window like "cc" and "bcc".

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  14. Please reinstate the bold, centered font for all day events that only run for a single day

    All day events that only run for a single day are now not bold and are left justified. Please make them bold and centered like all my other all day events that last longer than one day

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  15. be good if you had an automatic spell and grammer check built in

    would make it much easier for people with bad eyesight and make spelling mistakes

    4 votes
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  16. Change sound notification for important email on laptop using Windows 10.

    When receiving a new email, I want to hear a different notification sound for important emails.

    2 votes
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  17. one touch

    Would love to just have an option to set away message for vacation. its not an everyday function, so I struggle every time I go on vacation from work and home to figure out how to configure it. My suggestion is a tab in the email section "Set away status" with some very simple drop downs allowing you to add a message or use a generic setting.

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  18. Restore drag/drop function

    I was able to drag/drop emails to Calendar. But it seems that this function was removed from Outlook 2016. Please restore this function.

    3 votes
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  19. App Fonts & Visual Accessibility Design Options

    I opened a ticket with Premier support and was told to go submit my comments and vote at https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293346-outlook-for-android/suggestions/8687848-edit-app-font-font-size-and-color-in-email. I was surprised it had so many votes, yet it was DECLINED and commenting was closed!

    The only accessibility option in the Outlook for Android app is for contrast - which isn't that great. Our agency has many visually-impaired users with various levels of disability. They are unable to use email on their phones because there are no real accessibility options in the Outlook app and setting up their email in the native app isn't an option because we are…

    1 vote
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  20. eliminating need to make further calls to tech support

    I am happy that I was able to get outlook up and running, but if the tech went a bit slower and explained what they were doing, I might be able to set it myself when I get a new computer and not have to rely on their help to do it.

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