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  1. Disability is normal part of human diversity

    First, kudos to you on making technologies accessible to all. Learning Tools are awsome. Please keep working on making all tecnologies fully accessible to people with different types of disabilities. You are doing a great job, but you can always do better 😊.

    Here are some suggestions related to your post Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia with technology. In this post  there is a confusing reference to the definition of dyslexia. "These students whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning…

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      1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Well i have recently been banned from messaging and speaking for a week and it was for no reason

      please Unban my account from speaking and messaging because i didnt do anything wrong

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      • Make Immersive Reader in Office Lens for Android available in Spanish

        Office Lens is available in several languages but in the Android version is not possible to change the Immersive Reader voice to Spanish

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        • disability % option on your personal LinkedIn profile.

          easy way to find disability people for companies that need to hire disability people if we create a new opton in our particular LinkedIn profile where your can place if you have desability and in wich %.

          Thanks

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          • Microsoft Excel

            There is a series problem navigating with keyboard in Microsoft excel 365 and apparently in older versions.
            The F6 key dos not go to the sheets area in the workbook
            As a result a keyboard user without a screen reader cannot perform actions on a sheet using the right click Key
            Using Alt + H O R is very difficult to use with keyboard only – and spatially for People with motor-handicapped hands
            Even if you can add buttons to a Quick Access Toolbar, navigating it might create a load if there are too much buttons on these toolbar
            So…

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            • not require users (disabled or otherwise) to have a cellphone number to set up a Microsoft account (as this could breach the Equality Act)

              Through disability I do not use a cellphone (others do not due to lack of coverage) but found I couldn't set up a Microsoft Account without one and therefore couldn't activate my new copy of Microsoft Office.

              It took and hour-long call to Microsoft's (very helpful) Accessibility Helpline just to to get my Microsoft Office activated.

              Others might be tempted to use a friend's cellphone; thus leaving somebody else's number on file (a potential security risk).

              Surely a company such as Microsoft cannot have missed the implications of requiring a cellphone (texts) in respect of those with disabilities and /or…

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              • please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

                please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

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                • Make Gaze Speak available as download in South Africa

                  Per information on this website- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gazespeak-1.pdf

                  You have developed an app eye gaze.

                  We have however tried all avenues to download this to assist with my father in law that due to his condition cannot speak. We live in South Africa so not sure why not available here?

                  If you could send us a link where we can download this on an I-Pad

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                  • I suggest you use Sports and technology to bring joy to the 57 million disabled in his country.

                    I'm chairman of United States adaptive golf alliance Bring in the joy and sense of freedom go Over 15,000 disabled individuals annually of which 26% our wounded veterans.
                    Combine the power of Microsoft with our initiative to take the 1st USA Para-Golf TEAM to the Paralympics in 2024, Will not only prove the power of golf, but the power of technology to excite the 57 million disable in our country. Join us along with Coca-Cola, US special Olympics, etc..

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                    • Please include BeeLine Reader

                      Please integrate BeeLine reader for those with Dyslexia using Microsoft Outlook. Thank you!

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                      • Please allow comments to be deletable in Microsoft Office 2016 with the keyboard.

                        According to the following article:
                        https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-or-delete-a-comment-8d3f868a-867e-4df2-8c68-bf96671641e2
                        There is no way to delete comments in word with a keyboard.
                        This is very difficult to work with as I can't give clients completed, but annotated documents from my coworkers.
                        Please fix this ASAP!

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                        • office 2013/16 constantly deactivates with windows 10.

                          office 2013/16 deactivates about once a month. It is very difficult to uninstall then reinstall the key for office and doing this isn't exactly very accessible. Please fix this!

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                          • Incorporate beeline reader

                            Makes reading easier and more enjoyable. Takes my eyes for a 'walk'.

                            5 votes
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                            • ENSURE that all commands have an ALT key command and that they are documented

                              I have spent a year and a half trying to get a complete list of Alt key commands for Office with no success. You only have a tiny fraction of the commands. The great majority of what you have are shortcut keys like Ctrl+Shift+S.

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                              • fix the Win10 accessability release so that Security Essentials works...mine hasn't been able to update since I installed Win10!

                                The accessibility WIN10 I installed hasn't been able to update Security Essentials since day #1. Nothing I have done, including reinstallation and installation of the "Fall Creator's Update" (whatever that is...) 1709 hasn't helped. I've had to buy Malwarebytes to keep things alive. And since your little subject box above doesn't offer "Security", I've had to select something irrelevant.

                                And simply trying to do normal maint. updates results in some sort of "organizational" message -- I'm a standalone installation!

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                                • Soundscape and use with blue tooth hearing aids.

                                  1. In Uk 25% of visually impaired also have hearing defects. Many contemporary digital hearing aids have the capacity toluse blue tooth which means users who are hearing as well as sight impaired can use their aids at the same time as Sounscape

                                  Its a great Ap. Considerably extends my ability to get round and identify where I am as well as helps resolve situations in which you are not sure where you are. Some UK National Health Hearing Aid Services will supply a digital blue tooth enabled hearing aid to those who can demonstrate a need for it.

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                                  • make BeeLine Reader available as a accessibility option in Word. It would really help my struggling readers!

                                    Please make BeeLine Reader available as a accessibility option in Word. It would really help my struggling readers!

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                                      • Make the braille onscreen keyboard of iOS accessible with outlook and Word

                                        If I write a new E-Mail in the outlook APP for iOS, I often use the on screen braille Keyboard from Voice Over in the rotor. This work fine, but in the body edit field, it isn't possible to flick right to enter a new line.
                                        If i Write with this keyboard in Word, every seccond letter isn't spoken from Voice Over, if I write "hello", Voice Over will only say "h l o".
                                        Could you please fix these problems? In other fields, like in the notes App, there aren't souch problems.

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                                        • "Microsoft is committed to accessability" So why don't you have a plain and simple site: "Contact Microsoft" where we can "CONTACT" yu

                                          I have to make hundreds of labels in Windows and in Excel, and it would be ideal to have a dotted outline of the individual labels on each applicable label sheet so we can see EXACTLY where the printing will be situated .....
                                          I spend ages trying to position the print so that it will fit exactly on ALL the labels and not be out of alignment.
                                          Thanks.
                                          Patrick.

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