Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Office 365 Accessibility

    Outlook 365 needs separators to the right & left of "save & close" so I won't accidentally select delete and lose work I NEED. Also, Calendar needs the name of the current day in bright Yellow so it stands out from other days in thw week of month.

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      1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Difficulty reading the “non-robot” letters or numbers

      If someone can’t read the automated log on assist, ie those letters and numbers u need to retype to show u are not a robot, a human should come on to help u after 3-5 missed tries. I could not read the automated symbols and finally had to call the disability line to get assistance as I could not find any other # to call

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        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • be good if you had an automatic spell and grammer check built in

        would make it much easier for people with bad eyesight and make spelling mistakes

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • [eye tracking ]v M letter missing from french keyboard

          [eye tracking - BUG ] The M letter is missing from the french keyboard. It would be a great improvment for french user as for now, the system cannot be used on a daily basis, even though the eye tracker seems very powerfull !!!

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            2 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • fix TYPOS ..first sentence .. 2010site https://support.office.com/en-us/article/accessibility-features-6bd45f08-4002-4261-a18b-f28a

            there is a typo in the first sentence of the Accessibility Features page located at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/accessibility-features-6bd45f08-4002-4261-a18b-f28a944e49b6?ocmsassetID=HA010369400&CorrelationId=8f0795ed-7fb7-439a-bba8-b5277a4256b1&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

            TYPO ..first sentence .. "2010site"

            Makes it really hard to report web errors to your web master with your current "contact us" feature. Suggest a easier notification process for these types of issues.

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Restore drag/drop function

              I was able to drag/drop emails to Calendar. But it seems that this function was removed from Outlook 2016. Please restore this function.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Cortana enabled mouse

                I would like to suggest an improved version of the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse.

                A Cortana enabled version would be great.
                The mouse would need a microphone for voice input .

                The windows button being clicked on the mouse could trigger Cortana while swiping the Windows button would trigger text to speech.

                This currently works, but from long distances away from the computer's microphone it's not the best experience.

                If the mouse has a microphone it would work great from long distances also.

                3 votes
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                • Make Apps On XBox apps more accessible

                  My wife just bought me an Xbox for Christmas. I have some vision but can't read print. Netflix and other apps aren't accessible. Please make these accessible for blind people.

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                  • Xbox

                    My son’s new hearing Aids are Bluetooth compatible.i am looking to find away to connect to Xbox one S. He has Oticon Opn hearing Aids along with a Oticon connectclip. Very easily connects with his phone. His headset he uses with his Xbox don’t seem to work with new H.A. Looking for away to use the HA as speaker and connectclip for microphone. Any idea Since?

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                    • Keyboard for Dyslexia

                      It should be great in Windows 10 to have an option on the virtual keyboard allowing to add colour on some keys to help people having dyslexia to identify easily vowel for example...

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Outlook font

                        Please make it possible to automatically change the font on INCOMING Outlook email messages to a font that is the recipient's choice, rather than the sender's choice. This would make it so much easier to read emails sent in fonts or sizes that are difficult for some people to read (dyslexic could change all incoming mail to a particular font, or visually impaired could change font size to larger/particular color) without having to manually edit the formatting of each message.

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                          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make built-in camera for Surface devices work with eye tracking

                            Right now every laptop and tablet has a camera already, and Windows 10 has added compatibility with eye tracking capabilities. But we need to buy a second camera/device. Please make the cameras already installed in the Surface line (at a minimum) compatible with eye tracking so we don't need to buy and transport a second device.

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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Office for Mac - No Alt Key Shortcuts

                              I'm an assistive technology instructor for the visually impaired. I have the opportunity of teaching my students on Windows as well as MacOS, whichever they are comfortable with. In my recent experiences with Office for Mac, not just Word, I am noticing that there are no "alt key" shortcuts like there are in Windows. For example, on Windows, I can tell my student to press Alt+h, 7 to change between the different cases; or Alt + n, t to bring up the Insert Table user interface.

                              Building this functionality into Office for Mac would be a huge benefit for users…

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                                1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • If you search for "Microsoft Feedback" the following page pops up. see in notes. it is a dead end to give feedback.

                                https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/27932/windows-10-send-us-feedback

                                If you try to email in the upper right hand corner of the page it pops up an email with the link to this article in it. It is misleading.

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                                • "quick access" in the file search system is laughably not quick.

                                  maybe kick this one through a marketing team. the fact that it's called "quick" is infuriating.

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                                  • When you open a doc, exl, or any other application twice the window that opens shouldn't open over the previous window.

                                    Note this is for dual monitor people.
                                    Example: I am working in excel and I tend to have 3 or 4 excel sheets open at a time. if I open a new excel sheet to reference sheet I am working on it opens covering the sheet I am working on. Why not on the other screen. toggle where it opens on the screen. with every app opened.

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                                    • Change sound notification for important email on laptop using Windows 10.

                                      When receiving a new email, I want to hear a different notification sound for important emails.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • update error

                                        i have problem in updates .so much updates going error . and when i open pc in going slow for few minutes . and i want to upgrade service pack 1 into 3 . thankyou .

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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • An option to change cursor at the Paint 3D software, very much needed for vision impairment

                                          The cursor at the Paint and Paint 3D is very hard to recognize for people with vision impairment We need an option to use an adapted cursor which the user uses with other programs, like Philip's Large Coloured Cursors. http://www.philip-henderson.co.uk/cursor.shtml

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