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  1. Improve navigability of the LinkedIn home page feed items

    When viewing feed items on the LinkedIn home page with NVDA and Firefox, it is hard to navigate from post to post. The start of each post has neither a landmark, nor a heading. The only headings after the main one are those of shared articles, and possibly comments. But the actual post content, usually above the shared article, is skipped over. And there is no easy way to find it. Other posts that don't have a shared item are skipped alltogether by conventional navigation means. Please improve this so that the front page becomes more navigable.

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  LinkedIn Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Can I pin more than one person ( two ASL interpreters) during the meeting?

    Can I pin more than one person (two ASL interpreters) during the meeting? Is Microsoft Team allow us to pin one person like zoom?

    14 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. screen reader picking up chat box messages during Teams meetings

    Hi there,

    In a recent video meeting via Teams- a participant's screen reader (NVDA) was not able to pick up/notified when there were new messages written by other participants in the chat box. Their screen reader did pick up when someone had a raised hand, but not when there was a new message. Can you provide any advice on this?
    Thanks

    10 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Stop turning hashtags in Yammer to lower case

    This is not "Ease of Access" but you don't have Yammer in your list and the field is mandatory. Maybe you should have "Other" in your drop-down list. However, that is not what I want to post about...

    Whenever I put a hashtag into Yammer I use camel case as this is best practice (it helps screen readers read the words as individual words instead of gobeldegook. Yammer forces all hashtags to lower case! Why would you do that? #StopChangingCamelCase

    4 votes
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  5. Clinician Looking For Game Access

    Good morning!

    I was instructed that this was the best venue to make this request.

    My name is Bethany- I am a program assistant in the technical services department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The role of our department is to promote the use of adaptive technology and toys with children and youth with special needs. We were incredibly excited to purchase a couple of your adaptive gaming controllers, and we now actually have one available for loan through our Adaptive Toy & Tech Resource Centre, so that families can trial it before deciding whether it is…

    44 votes
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  6. Light Gray Windows Fonts to Bold Black for Visually Impaired

    The light gray colors used by Windows GUI is nearly impossible for me to see. Exists in Windows, Word, etc. Anyway to change to a bold black font? Size of font is not the issue, it is the color.

    Third party apps? Chrome offers a add on for Contrast, but the issue is the Windows interface.

    4 votes
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  7. Virtual reality

    Please make the Xbox Series X/S compatible with VR. Can't believe that according to Phill Spencer it takes years to make a VR interface/platform. Why beeing so late? I wana VR!

    2 votes
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  8. Different Application Colors in Office 365

    I wish I could upload an image. My suggestion is to change the colors for the application icons in the online Office 365 view. Sway and SharePoint, for example, are the same color with an S. Only the shape distinguishes the two. I have clicked on Sway when I wanted SharePoint on more than one occasion. Forms is also the same color and since the Forms/Sway icons are similar shape, that too is deceiving at times. One Drive and Outlook are next to one another and both blue but at least the icons are different enough (cloud and no letter…

    4 votes
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  9. Xbox virtual reality

    Make windows headsets compatible with Xbox. I just bought a new Xbox so I can play the latest games on the Series X. But now I still need something better than my 1050 ti to run Microsoft Flyight simulator trough Xbox Gamepass.

    Just make VR compatible with the Xbox. Only reason I bought the Xbox is so I don't have to buy a new computer/laptop. But now you tell me I need to install this game on pc and try to run it with my 1050 ti?

    What's so hard about making virtual reality compatible with my more powerfull Xbox?…

    3 votes
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  10. Automatically enable audio for Hyper-V virtual machines when using screen readers.

    Although I have very limited experience using Hyper-V, my understanding is that audio is not available when connecting to a virtual machine using Hyper-V Manager. I have read about an Enhanced Session Mode, but this must be manually enabled on Windows Server and it does not appear to pass audio back to the host machine unless RDP is enabled in the Windows virtual machine.

    Can you see the problem here? How is a totally blind person supposed to independently configure a virtual machine if audio cannot be used until a setting in the virtual machine itself is enabled? If a…

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Introduce an Ease of Access option that forces ANY Windows application to have conventional scroll bars with left / right & up / down arrows

    A growing number of software developers such as Postbox Inc and Mailbird are copying Apple's ultra thin scroll bars with no left / right & up / down arrows when creating applications for Windows.

    This recent trend has introduced the issue of scroll bar inaccessibility to Windows users, making life increasingly difficult for people like myself who has arm control difficulties. Should this trend continue, many disabled people will face an increasingly limited choice of software due to companies who place "innovative looks" over accessibility.

    Please Microsoft, introduce an Ease of Access option that forces ANY Windows application to have…

    18 votes
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  12. i want you change it back in excel for the same way www.same way if i copy that in excel

    i want you change it back in excel for the same way www.same way if i copy that in excel that is what I want Microsoft to do

    2 votes
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  13. Introducing a new setting for battery usage

    Nowadays many of the users of windows use laptops which is powered by battery. But I did not find any SETTINGS to see how I used the battery, consumed battery percentage of applications or screen on time. But for effective usage, I think these statistics is needed.
    Hope to see this things.

    5 votes
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  14. Change file downloading back

    The reason many did not switch to Google Chrome was due to the way it handles file downloading. Instead of a simple Open or Save As, the way Edge has always handles it, you have to go through several steps, and all of the extra time it takes ads up. But you decided to borrow this method from Google to reduce functionality for Edge users in a HUGE way. There are so many complaints about this but you haven’t changed it back. Don’t borrow the bad functioning of Google Chrome...that just makes no sense. Here’s one of the message strings: …

    3 votes
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  15. Reducing background game music and automatically control the Xbox One in complicated games for blind and visually impaired gamers

    Dear Microsoft,

    I have some suggestions on improving the accessibility on Xbox One for blind and visually impaired gamers. I am a visually impaired gamer. I like to play Final Fantasy especially Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy. For Final Fantasy XIII-2, I have noticed that the background game music is very loud, and it is sometimes difficult for me to hear the character’s footsteps, depending on the music and the surface the character is navigating on. I strongly suggest for you to add an accessibility feature on the Xbox one console to have the ability to reduce background game music, so…

    18 votes
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  16. Dsylexia Font Theme Windows

    Hi,

    I'm a teacher during this pandemic who also has dsylexia. During the long amount of time everyone is online the main method of teaching is video and powerpoints, which is dire for those of us with dsylexia! Having to nagivate video's and read quite alot.

    Do you have a dsyleixa theme setting for windows? we can install font for office but it isn't helping with the long hours spent online ?

    Yours
    Ms Keep

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Chromium Edge Loading indication

    Like the performance of the Chromium Edge however when first starting up it sometimes appears to "hang". As a screen reader user there's no indication that the Mouse has gone to the spinning wheel and Edge is doing something in the background that takes ~30 seconds.

    Solution would be nice to either not have Edge hang like that OR at least have it such that JAWS says its loading.

    2 votes
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  18. O365 Edge to Open in Desktop App for Screen Reader Users

    Problem Statement: For Screen Reader Users the Desktop apps for O365 are much more user friendly. However many links are shared that take users into the browser version. They then have to find Open in Desktop App.

    Suggestion:
    Allow for an automatically open in Desktop App feature.

    2 votes
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  19. Magnifying Glass Icon

    When using the magnifier I prefer the magnifying glass icon over the box that Windows 10 currently has available, is there a way to remove just the update that installed the newest options for the magnifier? Is it possible to have the magnifying glass option re-added in future updates?

    2 votes
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  20. Azure accessibility

    We are having considerable difficulty getting screen readers to work with Azure Bot Service. The biggest problem we have is focus loss. We've been troubleshooting the problem for months, but haven't had any success. We really need an accessibility specialist who understands assistive technology and WCAG to help the Azure team troubleshoot. Can you help us out?

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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