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  1. Row headers not reading in Excel Tables

    I have read Microsoft Accessibility Team Manager's response to Duff that states that Narrator will read column and row headers if appropriate options are checked in the Design tab for tables. I have tried this on multiple Windows 10 computers running April 2018 update and last fall's update. I am unhappy to report that the proposed solution has not worked for me or my students.

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      1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Mac için Publisher

      biz öğrencilerin ödev ve proje çalışmalarında yapacağımız sunum çalışmalarında bu uygulama kolay ve yararlı olmaktadır. Ancak Mac pc lerde publisher çalışmamaktadır.

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        1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change system fonts for dyslexic assessability. Include system font(s) such as open dyslexic for folks.

        Tool in settings to change system fonts such as open dyslexic for explorer and edge.

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          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Narrator text to speech voice more human like

          Please make it sound less robotic

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            1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make visual focus indicator more prominent.

            Please make the visual focus indicator more prominent, the thin-dotted outline is barely visible especially against dark backgrounds. I have relatives with low-vision that I assist and it is incredibly frustrating for them. I wear glasses and my vision isn't that bad and in some instances, i can't see it either. Please please make it more prominent! Thank you!

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              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sticky Note Problems

              I used sticky notes on a daily basis on a different computer (the notes stayed on my desktop all the time with notes) and loved it
              On the computer I am currently on ( Windows 10) sticky notes 2.1.18.0 I can not change the fonts or make the fonts larger, It is absolutely horrible and I hate it. I can not read anything on it. Can you please fix this problem so that I can use sticky notes again? I need it for school.
              I need the font size larger and i need different font styles. A.S.A.P.
              The sticky notes…

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                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Keep doing disability support!

                it is excellent, i have epilepsy and get stressed out. Thank you!! MS support 24/7 is wonderful!

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                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  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.

                  6 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Have Screen Readers not read "blank" on role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true" SVG Elements

                    At the moment, when JAWS or NVDA with Edge, you have no way of fully ignoring an SVG. The screen reader will always read "graphic," unless you enable role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true," in which case it will read "blank."

                    If you add an aria-label to a parent div, that label will be reread multiple times depending on how many SVG elements and <text> elements are contained within that div.

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                      1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Parts and Pieces

                      I'm excited for my son to get the new accessible controller but when shopping for the adaptions he will need I can't help but notice the t-bar joystick shown in the photo isn't available. Will it be? If not it should be.

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                        1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Narrator and difficult situations

                        Narrator is becoming more powerful with every windows 10 release. With that being said, here are some things that would make it more valuable. 1. The ability to access advanced settings in windows, as well as bios configurations. There are times when I need to immage on to a USB drive, and I am unable to. 2. The ability for narrator to work with browsers outside Edge and the now outdated internet explorer. 3. Abaility for narrator to work with other applications o outside microsoft. 3. The abaility for narrator to work with complex web applications that offer chat functionality.4.…

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • When will Soundscape be available for Android?

                          Release Soundscape for Android

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                            1 comment  ·  Soundscape  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • sticky notes is not disability friendly

                            The sticky notes in the Microsoft Store are not disability friendly at all. It is so frustrating that many programs have been made without us in mind. It is such a shame. I am a college student and I cannot utilize a lot of things offered in the Microsoft Store. I am so disgusted my this.

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                              2 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Collaboration with new Xbox Adaptive Controller

                              Hello Xbox Team!

                              We would like to discuss a possible partnership for the upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller with you. As GlassOuse, we design and manufacture assistive devices and adapted switch controls. We believe we will be a perfect match for the gamers with the new controller. If you can write back to us, we want to send you a bundle of our products and share all knowledge we gathered about accessibility so far since the beginning of our journey. As GlassOuse Assistive Device and G-Switch Series, we are more than ready to become a part of this.

                              Here, you may…

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                              • Faster mouse pointing by combining eye and head tracking

                                I noticed that with the current mouse pointer it's common to be off by about an inch even when the device is calibrated. There is a second mode offering a precision mouse pointer where I can move the mouse more precisely by looking at direction arrows. However, this is a fairly slow process requiring multiple steps.

                                Instead, I would like to propose an improvement that allows for faster and more precise clicking. It works by combining both eye tracking and head tracking. The eye tracker is used for fast warps across the screen and get to you within an inch…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please allow Outlook 2016 to say "message"

                                  I am trying to make Outlook 2016 the best screen reader it can be for people who are blind or visually impaired, or for others with disabilities.

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                                    • I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public.

                                      I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public. I think that it should work with a link sent through mail, or a key, if you don't want healthy people to use the free option.
                                      There are people like me, who were under a rock or so, and found out only recently that windows 10 was released. Sadly, not all countries give disabled people enough money to get windows licences. That's why I ask, if possible, for those people to get help. Right now i'm…

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                                      • ADVISE WHEN Seeing AI app will be available on Android phones. Help near blind folks know if they must buy a new Apple iPhone? Or wait?

                                        Aged near blind must have access to this terrific app. Must they buy an iPhone and scrap their Android device only to find out next day that Seeing AI is now available for Android devices. PLEASE - just let us know WHEN so that we can make intelligent decisions. Surely Microsoft can do better than "We're working on it". Thanks MUCH.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

                                          please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

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                                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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