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  1. High Contrast setting in Windows 10 persists even after log off/on.

    Major issue in education where users rely on roaming profiles to retain their accessibility settings. User switches to HC and any subsequent user inherits their settings.
    Creates global problem for users in schools/colleges as next user may not know how to turn HC off.

    11 votes
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  2. windows 10 has dead icons

    Hi,
    I reviewed various operating systems and got the following results:
    The Windows 10 operating system is still very bad in terms of speed and heaviness, and what still makes me use Windows 7 is that Windows 7, in addition to the style Being and speed is very attractive, and its glassy theme is really delightful and has attractive and colorful icons, but I do not know why Microsoft Windows 10 designed so dark and dark with dead icons and does not make the appearance of Windows 10 ! Even Mac OS and Linux operating systems have a very nice…

    2 votes
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  3. Make the vertical lines in Explorer separating the lists of folders and files more distinct and wider to help an aging demographic.

    Make the vertical lines in Windows Explorer separating the lists of folder and files more distinct and wider. Similarly for the list of programs on the Windows 10 desktop where the vertical lies separating the panes are even more narrow. Likewise for other Windows products. This would assist those with vision and motor control problems.

    2 votes
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  4. My ideas is the pop up message is not from Microsoft but from the vision assistI

    I have vision assist on my PC, Windows 10 and Microsoft has been very patient with my issues they are greatly appreciated. Every time I have an issue which is many, many times. My computer works really well afterwards then wham I get this popup box telling me that I cannot use EDGE with vision assist and I have to change my default to Internet Explorer and Download Adobe Reader Viewer as default. I an down load Adobe Reader ID 5507 but it will not install on Windows 10. I don't think Microsoft would tell me to download/install where is…

    2 votes
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  5. Retinitis Pigmentosa

    I have a friend that has retinitis pigmentosa, the only way she can work on the computer is if the application or software program she is working with can be modified to have a black background with white text and the text size should be adjustable if this would be a windows theme it should carry across all software applications including web browsers, not just edge but whichever browser that particular person has chosen.

    Like now. if I turn on high contrast I can not see the text I have typed, because the theme does not carry through all aspects…

    2 votes
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  6. Customization of Toolbar colors in High Contrast modes

    Currently, users working in high contrast modes cannot customize toolbar colors. Please consider providing the users with greater flexibility by allowing them to change the toolbar colors in high contrast modes. This feature allows users to enhance their UI experience and productivity.

    2 votes
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  7. Windows 10 afecta negativamente a las personas con deficiencia visual

    La organización para la que trabajo desplegó Windows 10 hace algo más de un año. En ella trabajan muchas personas con todo tipo de deficiencias visuales y la sensación que me transmiten es que el interfaz de Windows 10 les cansa mucho la vista. Es más, algunos de ellos han decidido usar lectores de pantalla (JAWS) porque piensan que están perdiéndola.

    Creo que esta percepción que me transmiten los usuarios tiene su lógica ya que con el nuevo interfaz (micho más plano) no tienen elementos de referencia que les permitan no forzar la vista todo el tiempo de trabajo.

    ¿Podría…

    2 votes
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  8. Windows 10 High Contrast and Mouse Pointer Size/Color

    When switching between normal and high contrast mode in Windows 10, the mouse pointer accessibility settings should not change.

    Currently, I select the larger mouse pointer and inverted pointer color in the accessibility settings. However, when I switch between normal and high-contrast mode, the mouse settings reset to their default values.

    Instead, mouse settings should not change when switching between normal and high-contrast mode.

    2 votes
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  9. Reinstate Classic Theme Engine to restore ability of visually impaired users to have fine grained customisation of OS & App UI appearance

    The problem is, I can't use Windows 10 without discomfort and symptoms, because you removed the Classic Theme engine after Windows 7. I don't believe this was necessarily good for accessibility and inclusion. It was my "bread and butter" to be able to effectively access previous versions of Windows. The customisability of Windows 10 high-contrast themes is too limited for my visual access needs. The Windows UI needs to be open to full user customisation and be fully user-adaptable through the use of CSS.

    Please extend the support life for Windows 7 and put the classic theme engine (with full…

    4 votes
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  10. Add accessibility API to apply custom color-shifting filter for color-blindness

    Hello,
    I am a software engineer student and I
    am color-blind.

    I am currently working on implementing a color-shifting filter for
    colors specifically tailored for my vision defects.
    Since on a desktop environment I use Linux, I discovered that I can
    easily do it in some linux Desktop managers.
    More technically I developed a GLSL fragment shader that applies a
    non-linear color shift in the HSV colorspace.

    I know that currently Windows 10 has some pre-made color-correction
    filters for color-blindness, but they are too general, and often
    really "destructive" in the way they makes you able to see the
    differences…

    6 votes
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  11. Make it easier to get help using accessibility modes.

    I clicked on help in the contract settings window and was directed to a page for partners and enterprise customers. I just need to know how to invert the contrast style using a keyboard shortcut. I shouldn't have to Google this....

    3 votes
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  12. I have extremely low vision (nearly 0% central vision).

    I have extremely low vision (nearly 0% central vision). However, I have been working on a PC just by personalizing the Windows' theme and appearances (changing the font sizes and colors of desktop, menu, selected items, taskbar, Active window Title bar etc), i.e., without using any of the so called "Accessibility" features. I don't need the special "High Contrast" (Inverted Colors) theme meant for people like me. One of the many reasons for this being its incompatibility with many application softwares. Personalizing all the appearances and theme had been quite simple in Windows '98 up to Windows XP. However, it…

    9 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. add a apply button to test high contrast with out saving every iteration

    Its REALLY poor design that for every time we test a HC color change we have to name it and save it and this burns time and also likely clutters a log file somwhere

    There needs to be a cancel apply and OK button .

    If apply is clicked then it shows the change for 15 Sec ( just like how Display Resouiton is done!) and If you confirm then it offers to let you save it as a preset.
    If you do nothing ., with in 15 Sec it reverts to last setting and you can try a diff…

    4 votes
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  15. im using high contrast mode and when in the 'ease of access' settings the texted is not visible next to the tick boxes. Is this irony?

    im using high contrast mode and when in the 'ease of access' settings the texted is not visible next to the tick boxes. Is this irony?

    3 votes
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  16. Ampliar promoción Gratuita Windows 10 por favor!

    ya tenia Windows 10 desde que Microsoft me dio la oportunidad de actualizar gratuitamente, pero por problemas técnicos con mi PC se devolvió a Windows 8.1 ayúdenme a obtener Windows 10 por favor, soy usuario con accesibilidad!

    2 votes
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