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  1. Teams Chat: Right-click option to reply to specific comment within the chat and reply directly

    In Microsoft Teams, when using on a mobile phone it is possible to right-swipe on a comment within a chat to embed this comment in your reply, which is very useful. However, on the desktop version, there doesn't appear to be an option to be able to do this, which is frustrating.

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    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Fix typing lag while using text cursor indicator

    I upgraded to the new 2004 build and I was thrilled to see Microsoft added the text cursor indicator. However, after using it for a few days, I noticed lag while typing. I turned off the feature on and off, and I concluded that the text cursor indicator is causing the lag.

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    3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Hello. I am a user of a screen reader living in Turkey. We want the Emel voice, which is used as a text-to-speech voice in Microsoft service

    Hello. I am a user of a screen reader living in Turkey. We want the Emel voice, which is used as a text-to-speech voice in Microsoft services such as Microsoft Edge Chromium, Office 365, based on Azure, to be used in Windows screen readers. We find Emel voice more successful than Tolga Mobile voice. There is an excessive pause problem only in punctuation and at the end of the sentence. I think that is because it is server based. I think it will perform better if the Emel synthesizer is running on the device and integrated into Windows 10. Thank…

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    6 votes
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  5. zoomtext and teams

    I use Zoomtext with full screen magnification and this works well for pretty much most things however am having issues with Teams. I don't use a screen reader as i'm also deaf, so am relying solely on magnification. In Teams the toolips and popups that are continuously appearing on mouseover obscure what you're trying to read. In a video meeting, the captioning disappears before you can finish reading it - as you have to move the screen around to read it with the level of magnification I use. Is there a way to have toe captioning appear in its own…

    4 votes
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  6. Bug when we are using Narrator through Chrome

    We are facing a problem when we use Narrator to read content via Chrome.

    In Chrome, any HTML select control can be switched pressing keyboard up/down, also can be switched pressing Enter then use up/down.
    Once we start Narrator and make a HTML select control in focus, it does not work through keyboard up/down, we have to press "Enter" to display panel which contains all options, but it also does not work if we press up/down in option panel, it will close current panel and move to next section.

    4 votes
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  7. Please Support Tobii 5 with Microsoft Eye Control

    Currently on the list of supported devices for Microsoft Eye Control, Tobii 4C is listed. However, Tobii no longer makes 4C and has upgraded to the 5 model. I cannot use my Tobii 5 with Microsoft Eye Control due to the drivers nor being supported, yet I am unable to purchase a 4C due to them being discontinued. All other supported items cost hundreds of dollars more. Please support Tobii 5 with Microsoft Eye Control!

    5 votes
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  8. need support email address for hearing impaired

    M/S Support needs to provide an email address for those who are hearing impaired. I have no other way of reaching you and getting help on your products (your AI interfaces don't work)

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  9. question

    While using MS teams, in a meeting with students, teaching remotely how can I show material or information to a deaf student while I am simultaneously signing so they can see me while I explain to the students what they are viewing. Often its vocabulary words, or a short story and we are reading it together.

    4 votes
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  10. Please add an OCR-function

    It would be very helpful to have an OCR-function that can read out text from images or non-searchable PDFs. I'm a student and most teachers are not able to create searchable PDFs...

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Assign a shortcut key to specific input language

    It would be great that a specific keyboard shortcut can be assigned to the Windows keyboard input language in the Language Settings.
    At the moment, as screen reader user, I can swich the keybord language by pressing alt+shift. As I speak many languages I have many keyboard languages installed, and, by pressing alt+shift, I have to cycle through the complete list of languages each time when I want to change the keyboard language.

    Example:
    I am writing this text in English and, at the same time, I have a chat in French and Italian. As I have 7 more keyboard…

    4 votes
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  12. make vs code python extension work with JAWS

    make vs code work with jaws make vs code work with jaws or other screen reader,

    3 votes
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  13. When you cannot locate the source of alt text errors

    How to locate the source of hidden pics resulting in alt text errors.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Implement Open vs. Save As dialog

    Please bring back Save or Open option during file download! tTHanks

    4 votes
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  15. fix the stickykeys issue that has been present since XP and reported numerous times by many

    Issue present in Win XP, 7, 8, 10 (including latest fast ring)

    Summary
    When using sticky keys on windows 10, the left and right sides control (ctrl), Alt and shift keys are independently activated without a visual display or sound, making it clear enoughdifficult to distinguish between left and right sides. Further when activating the right hand side sticky keys with the setting of double press activate (push the key twice and it not only toggles but it holds down the key pushed indefinitely) it can be override by the left keys one push if the right key was the…

    6 votes
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  16. Image for windows check boxes don't read correctly

    There are hardly any programs that allow blind users to backup and restore their pc without sighted help. Terabyte unlimited image for windows can do this you can even create a bootable cd/usb with narrator on it so ifw and narrator automatically start after the system boots. The program is accessible but narrator doesn't read the options check-boxes correctly so you don't know if things like verify, scale to fit etc are set or not. Any chance ms could work with company to fix it?

    5 votes
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  17. Office 365

    I received an invitation from a friend to create a shared One Drive folder but it wasn't intuitive about how to set it up, largely because the text of the email message that was generated by Microsoft contained several graphic images without alt text. I use JAWS 2020, Windows 10 and Office 365. If you could make the invitation more accessible and intuitive, I think it would enable users to create the shared folder more independently. Thank you!

    3 votes
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  18. Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

    Why no subtitles for Mac version of Powerpoint 16.38?

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  19. 6 votes
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  20. please can you email me (second request, president@isaac-online.org about the possibilty of doing a webinar through our network for peop

    We would like to run a webinar with Microsoft on issues with Skype accessability. cc franklin@isaac-online.org. Thanks Meredith Allan ISAAC President

    11 votes
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