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  1. Website for updating to Windows 10 for accessibility tech users.

    When I attempted to use the down load button on the disability webpage to allow disabled users great to Windows 10 for free my screen reader could not activate the button and I tried several screen readers including jaws are the creators update and the new improved narrator in the fall creators update as part of the insider program.

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      1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Localize Narrator to bulgarian

      Since Windows XP, we in Bulgaria have a bulgarian localization of Windows. Narrator however has always been in english. After the TTS voice "Ivan" was introduced In Windows 10 Insider Preview, I've noticed some partial localization of Narrator to bulgarian (mainly for its messages). In recent insider builds of Windows 10 however, Narrator has reverted to be completely in english. Please localize Narrator to bulgarian, so it is more user-friendly for users of Windows and Narrator in Bulgaria, who are not familiar with the english language.

      Thank you in advance!

      P.S.: If the bulgarian localization team needs assistance or consultation…

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use TTS voice in accordance with installation locale, instead of the english voice

        I've noticed today that if installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in bulgarian, Narrator starts with the english voice Zira. Not only that, but it is the only voice available to select in Narrator until the first restart during the installation process. After the machine restarts for the first time during the installation process, the bulgarian voice "Ivan" is available to select and use in Narrator. Yes, but at that stage half of the installation has passed inaccessibly, because only an english voice can be used and the UI is in bulgarian, making it unreadable with Narrator. In my opinion,…

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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!

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            2 comments  ·  Word - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            Unable to create fully accessible handouts

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              1 comment  ·  PowerPoint - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a pronunciation dictionary to Narrator

                This is a feature that is found in all the other major screen readers. Narrator should include a pronunciation dictionary to customize how the speech synthesizer pronounces certain words if the default pronunciation is incorrect. This is usually done by entering the correct spelling of the word followed by a misspelled version that is pronounced correctly by the TTS voice. Whenever Narrator encounters the correct spelling of the word, it will speak it using the custom pronunciation rule.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make signature lines in Office accessible to a screen reader

                  In Word 2016, go to the insert menu and click on signature line. If one tabs through the boxes here, they are not labeled. Next, after filling out the unlabeled boxes, press OK. Now a graphic called "Microsoft Office signature line..." is inserted into the document. First, the signature graphic should say "Unsigned Microsoft Office signature line..." so the user knows the line is unsigned. Second, there is no way for the screen reader user to click the signature to sign the line.

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                    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow screen readers to access the graphics menu in Microsoft Office

                    Go to the insert menu. Choose "picture". Select the image you wish to insert. Now the image will be inserted into the document with no alt text (Please require everyone to type in alt text when inserting an image). Now with a screen reader, it is impossible to get to the picture menu to add alt text.

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                      1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please speak the keyboard typing in your tutorials of microsoft virtual academy.

                      .Microsoft virtual academy is a very useful service for learning. But the blind people cannot understand it easily. I request you to speak keyboard commands and typing on the keyboard. Thanks

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                      • problem in font size symbol fetcher in win 10 creators update

                        There was a fetcher that allowed the enlargement of the font symbols...i would like it to be back, the fact that there is a magnifier does not solve this problem. some of the people do not need magnifier at all only the enlargement of the font under the symbol

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XBOX Live Enforcement Action and Code of Conduct punishment should be taken lightly for people of disability

                          I get a lot of enforcement action from XBOX Live by other players that report me cause I can't control my actions of sending messages to other players
                          Im the type of person who isn't abusive or threatening
                          But I attend to over exaggerate on peoples gameplay abilities and I try not to say anything bad.
                          But as well I don't want to be permanently suspended in the future as I have a disability and I love playing online
                          The people who I chat on the Disability Answer Desk doesn't provide the help that we should be getting as I…

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Windows 10s Download

                                  Please consider making Windows 10s available as a download for older computers. This operating system may work better on older computers and laptops making extending their usefulness. This would be especially helpful for those who may have lower incomes including people with disabilities, students, older citizens, etc.

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                                  • El reconocimiento de voz de windows

                                    Por mi discapacidad (ELA (miembros superiores)) utilizo el Reconocimiento de voz de Windows en mi computador con Windows 10 Me siento realmente emocionado en poder utilizar mi computador con windows diez sin utilizar mis manos. Sería interesante que este mismo dispositivo estuviera incluido en celulares Nokia Lumia. OJALA!

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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • the ability for narrator to work in windows PE

                                      as of yet narrator does not function when running windows pe.
                                      example of this, make a recovery drive boot from the drive press control plus windows plus enter narrator does not work.
                                      thanks for considdering my request

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                                      • Improve the Accessibility of Windows SIM for Screen Reader Users

                                        There are two main accessibility issues with the Windows System Image Manager (SIM), part of the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). First, when you use your screen reader's right-click function to access the right-click menu for the selected component or package, the click targeting is several lines below where the system focus is located. Additionally, you cannot use Shift+F10 to access the context menu. Could these issues please be remedied? These problems were found in the ADK Insider Preview, Build 16288. I am using JAWS 2018 Public Beta.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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