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  1. I thought Jan 31st was latest for free upgrade to Windows 10. Please extend.

    Please extend the free upgrade to Windows 10 for accessibility users.

    28 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Seeing AI on Android

      Seeing AI is a fantastic app! Please make it available on Android platform.

      15 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Play sounds for interface elements in Narrator

        Productivity is a huge part of everyone's life nowadays, and blind people are no different. We want to be as fast and efficient as possible, doubly so to keep up with sighted counterparts. Speech is a great way to access information, but for repeating information it just gets in the way. Sound is a better solution for showing what interface element a user has landed on, because it only takes a few milliseconds to play, whereas speech can be either the same length, or up to a second based on how fast speech is talking. These sounds could replace the…

        7 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability for Narrator to play sounds instead of speaking formatting information.

          Narrator, at this time, uses spoken prompts to describe formatting. This requires more ability to parse information than print-reading people need to. Print readers don't hear "this is a bold test end bold." They see the bolded word or phrase. The blind should have the same experience, or as close as possible. There are two ways this may be achieved. Sounds for different formatting information may be played, but over time these may become confusing to the blind user as to what exactly is going on with the font if the sounds are too similar. The other option is the…

          7 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Seeing AI is FANTASTIC iPhone app for visually impaired. Can you possibly add ability to read playing cards, similar to currencies.

            Seeing AI is FANTASTIC iPhone app for visually impaired. Can you possibly add ability to read playing cards, similar to currencies. PLEASE Android!

            6 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • xbox one x And a rural town. Are not compatable!

              When you recommend to people in rural towns to purchase Xbox one x Microsoft is at fault YOU NEED TO STATE THE BANWITH necessary to operate the box. the X requires 4.4 to operate! Where I am at its only 2.11 don't sell something that will not work.

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • GroupMe

                Hi,

                I know that GroupMe is part of the Skype Family, but can you add it to this list for Microsoft feedback accessibility? This would help me to send it directly to developers about accessibility issues like bugs.

                I gave some feedback regarding accessibility issues to developers on App Store (under Review), but hasn't fixed the issues for a while.

                Thank you,
                Otto

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make screen easier to read with black larger letters the blue and gray type are too dfficult to read for low vision

                  I have used voice recognition for 30 years and with win10 and new update having a difficult time finding where to train it as it sure cannot understand me and wish I knew how to improve it but want to say with out the disability desk I would give up as I am new to being physically and vision limited. Being old and use to the older version from win 3 struggling with how to make it better and where things are. I use to teach how to adjust to make things better. I keep turning off auto updates. It…

                  10 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Narrator's behavior and suggestions

                    Hi,

                    During scan mode on web browser, when I press "h" to move heading by heading, Narrator initially speaks "heading level 1 (2, 3, etc.)" and then speaks the title.

                    I would like narrator to speak a title and then "heading level" WHEN I PRESS "h".

                    It's similar to other screen readers like JAWS and NVDA.

                    I also have an issue with news.google.com - When I pressed "h" in Internet Explorer, the Narrator skipped headings for headlines, but JAWS and NVDA can can do that.

                    And for Microsoft Edge, Narrator can jump to headings nicely, but it initially spoke URL…

                    3 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows Speech Recognition (SAPI) does not shut down properly on Windows 10. I suggest you fix this bug :)

                      How to replicate said issue:

                      I have placed a shortcut for starting Windows Speech Recognition on my Desktop.

                      Shortcut copied from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessibility\Windows Speech Recognition

                      - Click the shortcut to start Windows Speech Recognition
                      - Open Start
                      - Close Start
                      - Close Windows Speech Recognition
                      - Click the shortcut to Windows Speech Recognition

                      Windows Speech Recognition won’t open. Looking at Task Manager you’ll see Speech Recognition still running.

                      If you open Start, you’ll see Speech Recognition disappearing from Task Manager and you are able to open Windows Speech Recognition again.

                      This odd bug is somehow tied to the Start menu.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows Server Core Accessibility

                          Windows 10 accessibility is great but there is no thought about accessibility on the Windows Server Core development. I am completely blind and I need to use Windows Server Core. Maybe allow the enabling of an SSH server in an answer file that can be passed to the installer just like previous versions of Windows installs. Then I could ssh to the server core instance and have full access.

                          4 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Regarding this website

                            Hi, when I wrote my feedback about narrator, the feedback asked me to fill my email and then submitted it.

                            After a few days, I hadn't received any notifications or emails from Microsoft team, so I went back to to the website again. I checked my feedback and you already responded to me. That's strange.

                            I remembered last year when I voted or submitted my feedback, I would get emails from Outlook.

                            Can you investigate this issue?

                            3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Give us more than three lousy formats to "choose" from on new Outlook Mail

                              Fire the 20 y.o. software engineers who keep designing upgrades that cause extreme eye strain. Now we have outlook mail with only three screen choices, one of which is text on the far right...ever heard of astigmatism? NONE of the choices let us look at an extensive list of emails we're working from... Why can't you leave Outlook alone ?

                              4 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please add beeline to all your products or even include it pre installed as a setting in windows

                                Would love it if you included beeline in as an extension/plugin for all of your products, or even better incorporated it directly into the windows system so that it could be used w/ all system fonts/text & make it configurable via ease of access or perhaps display settings. After first the beeline chrome extension & then the pdf plugin I can wholeheartedly say this is one of the coolest & truly helpful tools in increasing not only my reading speeds but comprehension as well. I've tried many different speed reading tools, software & techniques, some of which were good, but…

                                6 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use NVDA instead of Narrator to install Windows 10

                                  I want to be able to use NVDA during Windows 10 Installation because Narrator is sometimes lagging or doesn't read all Information that's being displayed on the Screen.

                                  7 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows has poorer accessibility for people with low vision

                                    I have macular degeneration, and I use a 29-inch HD monitor with Magnifier on in the inverted color mode to improve readability of documents (all have black text on a white surface). When I use Magnifier to increase a 6 or 8 point a fund to the size of a 16-point font, the result is ragged-looking and hard to read. The Microsoft speech recognition tutorial was hard to use because I had to magnify the readings until their raggedness make it hard to read them. If I am working with a dark-themed website that has small text, I can’t magnify…

                                    8 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ขอคำปรึกษาหน่อยคับ

                                      เรื่องมีอยู่ว่า
                                      ผมลืมรหัสผ่านอีเมล์ แล้วอีกอย่าง ผมเปลี่ยนเเบอร์โทรศัพท์ ซึ่งมันเป็นเบอร์ที่ผมลงทะเบียนไว้ ปกติเค้าจะไห้เรายืนยันทางโทรศัพท์ ที่นี้ผมไม่มีอ่ะ
                                      พอจะมีคำแนะนำไหมคับ

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please include Beeline Reader

                                        Beeline Reader is a plugin enabling readers to make text readable with a click of a button.

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Text Size Settings in the MSN News App

                                          As monitors get larger, it's become extremely important to make sure apps have text size settings for those with poor or low vision. A higher resolution screen produces overall smaller elements at its native resolution. There have been a number of threads in the News app section of the Feedback Hub asking for a text size setting. They have been overlooked by Microsoft, or worse, ignored. Readable text is Accessibility 101. We shouldn't have to spend two years begging for this. And it's not something that would be difficult to implement. It's beginning to appear that Microsoft has a bias…

                                          3 votes
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