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  1. Natural ergonomic keyboard 4000: split the spacebar into two

    Hi this is still a good keyboard .. Just one improvement maybe: Please split the spacebar into two like you did for the Sculpt keyboard .. Thanks!

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      2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sculpt ergonomic keyboard: Separate out multimedia and Fn keys please

      It wastes time to flip the fn toggle key every time ... thank you

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        2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I cannot my paid for game on-line! This denies my accessability

        I would like to use the game I have paid for and not be told it is off-line!

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          1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • develop a simple version of the software so people do not need an giant win 10 to check their e mail, check bank account, or credit card.

            I was happy with win 98 I was able to do what I wanted to in that program. to bad you forgot the average person,

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

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

                Can anyone let me know plans for seeing AI being available in Arabic please

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                  1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • maske youentire system more usable to NON generation x,y.z,millenial computer geeks.I'd willing go back to:manuasl typrewritersd,rotary telr

                  I just did,and make it easier to directly speak with a live English speaking human being.Your"virtual system"only puts me into an endless loop and STINKS !!I just want/need Windows 2010,Word 7.0 to function.I do not need or want newer products[and can't afford them on my very limited Social Security];ditto cell phones-I only use them in an emergency and need one that will hold a fully charged unused battery for over a month.From now on I will do more communication by hand writing and postal mailing letters[despite the lousy service of the USPost Office.].Make a system that is also solar flare…

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                    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow images to be ignored by assistive technology in Outlook and Mail

                    I am a software developer working for the UK government on a service that sends emails.

                    We send HTML emails and have images in them which are only useful visually. We give them blank alt text to mark them to be ignored by the email program.

                    Using Outlook 2016 and Windows 10 Mail with JAWS and NVDA, the images are still included in what is spoken. Their URLs are announced as part of the email text.

                    I have also tried giving them aria-hidden="true" and role="presentation" to mark them as presentational but this information is not being conveyed to screenreaders.

                    Can…

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                      1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix alarms and clocks. It doesnt work for repeat alarms

                      I need the alarms feature to remind me three times a week to take a shot of interferon for MS. Its not working, goes off once, then quits. The disability help desk tried, but it is still the same issue. their call # was 1442799447. I am now shopping for an add on program for this since the built in one hasn't worked. Just FYI.

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

                        Hi! I work with several groups on Skype. A big reason I've been reluctant to switch to the new Skype is that I've had a hard time figuring out how to do simple things like adding and removing people in a conversation. Is there an easy way to do these things that I'm not aware of, besides attempting to write it into the chat?

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                          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Skype Compact View

                          Please add the option from earlier versions of Skype to have a compact view and the ability to have separate or tabbed chat windows. The current UI makes it difficult to position the Windows Onscreen Keyboard.

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                            1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Chinese IME Microsoft Pinyin accesssible to other screen readers

                            Only narrator can read candidate item of Chinese input method. Other screen reader cannot get candidate item of Microsoft Pinyin through ITfUIElementSink

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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Give people who's account has clearly been hacked better access to help not just waiting up to 24 hours for an email reply

                              your online team were unable to help me better with an obvious account hack, instead all I could do was email you via outlook and wait up to 24 hours for a response, despite the fact that myself and the technician had established suspicious activity, really Microsoft?? this is the 21st century right?

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                                1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In Excel, negative numbers can be fromatted in several ways, one being red with no parentheses or negative sign. This clearly violates WCAG

                                In Excel, negative numbers can be formatted in several ways. One of the ways is red, with no negative sign and no parentheses. This clearly violates WCAG 1.4.1, do not use color alone to convey meaning, yet the accessibility checker does not flag this error.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable Cortana and Narrator to work together without them both talking on top of one another.

                                      Narrator and Cortana talk on top of each other when I use both at the same time.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Microsoft Excel

                                        There is a series problem navigating with keyboard in Microsoft excel 365 and apparently in older versions.
                                        The F6 key dos not go to the sheets area in the workbook
                                        As a result a keyboard user without a screen reader cannot perform actions on a sheet using the right click Key
                                        Using Alt + H O R is very difficult to use with keyboard only – and spatially for People with motor-handicapped hands
                                        Even if you can add buttons to a Quick Access Toolbar, navigating it might create a load if there are too much buttons on these toolbar
                                        So…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Narrator to unmute the system sound device

                                          Narrator should check the system output device when ever it is activated. If the sound device is muted, Narrator should automatically unmute it and set the volume to a value such as 50% so that it is audible. If the sound device is working properly, Narrator should do nothing and start normally. This would be a great help when trying to work with a system where the sound was muted. By pressing Control+Windows+Enter, the screen reader starts and the sound device is unmuted and set to a relatively high volume.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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