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  1. The bulgarian voice IVAN pronounces some words incorrectly

    The bulgarian voice IVAN, available in the Windows 10 Insider Preview, pronounces some words incorrectly. It inserts small pauses inside the words and it seams that it sometimes stresses the wrong syllables. It is hard to explain, unfortunately. But hear how wrongly it pronounces the word "интервал", for example - it inserts an unnecessary pause between "ин" and "тервал". This word is only an example and it is far from being the only problematic one. I haven't found a pattern (if there is one) for the words which are affected by this, unfortunately.

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    • Change the Conversation Window background on Skype for Business back to white!

      Black text on a gray background is MUCH worse for eye strain and visual disability sufferers. It makes the program unusable for folks suffering with this disability

      Change it back to white, or better yet make the background color of the conversation window a user setting

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      • Add options to change the way Narrator indicates capital letters.

        Narrator should allow the user to specify how capital letters are voiced. For example, options could include changing pitch, saying capital, or saying nothing at all. I would especially like the nothing feature because the SAPI Vocalizer voice I use already says capital when reading capital letters. This means when the voice is used with Narrator, I hear capital capital a, capital capital b, etc.

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        • System Repair Disk missing Narrator

          Microsoft has been making major improvements to Narrator and all of us that use screen readers are impressed. Sure there are things that folks want added, however Rome was not built in a day.

          Narrator would be a great addition to the Microsoft System Repair Disk, this would allow screen reader users to repair issues that arise that screen reader users now have to wait for assistance to fix.

          On a some what different note, The Microsoft Disability answer Desk team should take an extra minute to spell check their answers to this forum.

          I know that time is money,…

          4 votes
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          • Spell check in PowerPoint should check the spelling of alternative text

            When running a spell check in PowerPoint it does not check the spelling of alternative text in the "description" field. This means that most alternative text is likely to be misspelled and poorly written with no oversight because it would not be seen by a copy editor . When alt text is misspelled it may not be pronounced correctly or translated into contracted Braille correctly. People with disabilities deserve to have alternatives that are spelling correctly just like everyone else.

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            • In Windows Ink Workspace, add centre of circle

              In Windows Ink Workspace, please add centre of circle when drawing a circle (or arc) with protractor inking windows ink.
              This will definitely help Math teachers a lot. (and I have a feeling it won't take much effort. THANKS!!

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                  • no more updates that take 3 hours for what ?

                    have Win 10 since 1 week and only have trouble. My new PC got stuck for more thén 3 hours today o an update (which does what to better its use ?) I preferred my old Vista

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                    • Add the ability to use insert or caps lock in Narrator

                      I'd like to see an option under Narrator's general settings pane to use caps lock, numpad insert or extended insert as the Narrator modifyer key. For some reason, I'm finding that only using caps lock as modifyer to be a bit wonky. Indeed, I'm coming from Jaws and NVDA, so this may be a newby's foyble, but this would make my transition that much more smooth.

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                        Hello,

                        THis is an interesting request. It makes sense in that it would make the transition from JAWS or NVDA easier for users. We’ll pass this on to our product team and let you know when this becomes available.

                        Thank you for your input; and in the future, if you have any issues, questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.

                        Sincerely,

                        The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

                      • Add a Two Switch access mode for the On Screen Keyboard

                        Add a manual step scanning option for switch users, for those able to use two switches. E.g. Key1 = Manual step scan. Key2 = Select.

                        This would enable some users to use the slick On Screen Keyboard utility much more quickly and deliberately.

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                          Hello Barrie,

                          This is a pretty good suggestion which makes sense. We’ll forward this on to our product managers for further consideration and keep you up to date on any further developments around this.

                          Again, Thank you for reaching out to us; and if there’s anything else we can help with in the future, let us know as we’re willing to help.

                          Sincerely,

                          The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

                        • Win10 creator update overall fine. One problem: the supplied screensaver will no longer quit with mousemove or space bar or esc.

                          Now I need to do ctrl-alt-del to get out of screensaver. Is there a fix? It's not a big deal, just would like it to work appropriately.

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                          • Make the out office shading darker

                            The out of office all day shading on the calendar is too light to be effective. Please go back to the old shading.

                            10 votes
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                            • * PLEASE set up an email address for Bing ecommerce setup support? (Need chat alternative!)

                              * PLEASE set up an email address for Bing ecommerce setup support? (Need chat alternative!)

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                              • Great Accessibiltiy Team

                                I just want to extend my appreciation to Microsoft for having a team of professionals that provide outstanding support to those of us with certain physical issues. My Hard Drive failed and Microsoft Accessibility team stayed with me and took control of my computer and reinstalled W10. The technicians were friendly, understanding, and subject matter experts and I just wanted to publicly thank them. From an Idea POV, I think it would be a great marketing tool to offer one hour of free support to all authorized users; No one in the Industry is doing that and I think that…

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                                  respected sir,
                                  How to use narrator on my touch screen for scrolling down and up in windows 10 creators

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                                  • For email, add a function that allows you to add a note to saved emails so that you remember the action that you took or need to take.

                                    My disability can make it difficult for me to remember actions I've taken or need to take on emails received. Adding a note feature to saved emails would help me a lot more than flags.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • lumia 520

                                      Please repair error flight mode

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                                      • provide option to see caps lock status on screen instead of sound

                                        provide option to see caps lock status on screen instead of sound

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                                        • Narrator won't stop reading titles

                                          When switching windows or a new one opens, Narrator won't stop reading the title of the window until it has fully read it. When a key is pressed, Narrator won't interrupt itself and keeps reading the title of the window until the title has been fully read. After the title of the window is read, Narrator behaves normally. This also applies to edit fields, or anything with a long title. For example, this very edit box behaves like this. The phrase "Describe your idea" keeps being read, even if I press arrow keys to navigate the text. The update that…

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