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  1. Option of pinning the Accessibility Checker in Outlook

    I am trying to be more consistent about using the accessibility checker with Outlook and PowerPoint. I also like the live checking feature as I compose. Having the checker start or appear by default as I begin an email or PPT would be a great option.

    8 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I'm an ATP working with people with complex physical access needs. Can we please have Switch Access to Windows added to Ease of Access?!

      While we all love Eye Control and the potential for unlocking people's Access to their computers, Switch and Scan is still a very common method for many users with significant physical disabilities for whom eye gaze technology is not suitable . It's also present and well executed in MacOSX , iOS, and recent Android builds - please add integrated Switch Access to the Ease of Access Center !

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        4 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          2 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Dwell Clicking as an Ease of Access feature

          Some people (like me) can't use Eye Control for various reasons. We type with trackballs or joysticks. So my question is: If you could offer Dwell Clicking for your Eye Control, **why on Earth** wouldn't you offer it as a global Ease of Access option? It seems like your physical accessibility options, like the Onscreen Keyboard etc., are being really neglected. There is a lot of need for improvement in this area and nothing seems to happen.

          6 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Eye control issue on two monitor setup

              I think I've detected a bug in Eye Control and would like to report it.

              Have done the following test that I think proves it:

              I can access the eye control buttons OK, all of them, even write on the eye control keyboard just fine. But when I ask for a click or even precise mouse action, after positioning on a point on the screen, then it happens that the actual point of the event is another one, to the left of the original one.

              I measured the event point x coordinate and it is exactly one half of the…

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                2 comments  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Eye Control - Eye control Keyboard (more languages - Greek preferably)

                The eye control keyboard is in EN-US keyboard only. More languages please (Greek preferably)

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

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I am a stroke survivor. Can stroke adaptive technology be added as video games. A device created that aids in stroke recovery for limbs.

                    Develop a game and device for stroke recoveries. Repetition is monotonous. Making a video game would be awesome. My right hand and arm need fun exercise.
                    The brain after a stroke needs stimulation. Now it is 4 years later and I can play online games. I want an Xbox. I will wait for your controller. I can only use my mouse.

                    3 votes
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                    • Becoming a senior means arthritic fingers and uncertain eyesight.

                      VOICE-TO-TEXT. this technology would be valuable to me, a senior, given eyesight and finger dexterity problems. So I was delighted to hear about voice-to -text software. BUT i cant find anyone who uses it, or any way to learn about it from a demonstration or manual. I haven,t even been able to find a microphone to buy. Any ideas?

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                        2 comments  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use adaptive controller for Edge browsing

                        Would like to be able to navigate edge with adaptive controller & narrator. Map D pad to narrator directional keys, narrator key mapped to shift button, and A/B mapped to ENTER/ESCAPE.

                        2 votes
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                        • Enlarged Text and older Windows programs

                          The enlarged text facility is brilliant but unfortunately does not seem to work on the old windows things like Control Panel. Very frustrating. I also find no matter what settings I use browser apps just simply ignore these "system?" settings and of course content providers in terms of web pages are a law unto themselves.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow mapping of Xbox Adaptive Controller Inputs to Keyboard Buttons

                            The Xbox Accessories app only provides the remapping of Xbox Adaptive controller buttons to other Xbox Adaptive Controller buttons.
                            Requesting the ability to remap the Xbox 'A' button to keyboard 'Enter' button. Xbox 'B' button to 'Spacebar', etc. There are third-party applications (e.g. reWASD) that provide this function, but that injects an unnecessary and less trustworthy layer between the user and the software.

                            Background:
                            Without this feature in the Xbox Accessories app, the new controller cannot be used with all of the existing disability enabled software applications built to use keyboard inputs (those typically relay on the Enter / Spacebar…

                            2 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.

                              4 votes
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                              • All day event area on calendar.

                                We use all-day events for deadlines. All-day event area should be shaded or somehow delineated from the rest of the calendar.

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  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.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change XAC profiles with external switch

                                    I can’t use my hands at all and do everything with external switches, mounted on my headrest. This limits me to only being able to use four switches. I have a profile for playing racing games and another for navigating the Xbox UI; however, because I cannot change between these profiles, I’m confined to either my game or the Xbox UI. I need a way to change profiles so I can independently use my Xbox. :)

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Option to lock XAC modifiers

                                      Love the Shift command on the XAC. Because I only have use of my head, all my inputs need to come via external switches mounted on my headrest. Since I need to hold the Shift switch down and then press another switch with only my head, I often simply can’t reach that other switch. I can’t hold two switches down at once. But if I could lock Shift (like toggle it on and off), I could press my Shift switch, then my other switch(s), then the Shift switch again. :)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Be able to press two buttons at once. ( On-Screen keyboard )

                                        Be able to press two buttons at once, for example ( D+F)

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Control panel on Skype goes out of sight when 'the size of the text, apps, and other items' is increased through Display Settings

                                          When the size of the text, apps, and other items is increased through Display Settings, Skype gets inconsistently scaled - for instance, at 175% level or more on 24inch monitor (or 150% level or more on 15 inch laptop), control panel at the bottom of the Skype meeting window (with buttons to make calls, share screen, etc) disappears from the view. This forces the users to work in lower zoom levels (125% or less) which may be not be ideal for some users with low vision. The same phenomenon (disappearance of control panel on Skype while in a meeting) observed…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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