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  1. If UAC is set to 34%, Narrator can't interract with the UAC prompt dialog #7825

    A friend of mine has reported something strange - that her installed copy of NVDA 2017.3 does not read UAC prompts to her, even though as I said it is an installed copy and it is set to run on secure screens and after user sign in. And besides that, NVDA should read UAC prompts even if it is not set to run on secure screens and after user sign in - I can confirm that it does so on my mother's laptop. I used Team Viewer to check what's going on and was surprised to see that the slider…

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      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • i think that word should be free to all windows 10 users

      since we are using windows 10 I think that word should be free to the users. A lot of us love using it but since you have to pay a lot of money which most of us can not do for many reasons I think that it should be free for everyone on windows 10

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        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't change the magnifier window to the magnifying glass icon when the window loses focus.

        I suggest leaving the magnifier window as is and not changing it to the magnifying glass icon when the window looses focus.

        The icon is too hard to find.

        Also: it takes extra clicks to change the zoom, because you have to un-iconify the window first.

        If people want the window out of the way they can always minimise it themselves.

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Shading for outlook all day events needs to be darker so I can clearly see I am busy

          Make all day event in a darker shade or different colour so I don't double book myself

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          • Default settings for Microsoft Word

            Currently, default settings for Word 2016 for table properties are selected to allow rows to break across pages, and don't allow header rows to repeat. My suggestion, since we are all trying to comply with federal law (Section 508) and also be more inclusive of people with disabilities, is to set the default for the following: Deselect "allow rows to break across pages" and select "repeat header rows at the top of each page." It this default is set, then it takes fewer steps to make documents accessible for screen-readers. Thank you.

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            • paint

              Please don't stop develop MS Paint :-(

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                1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use of Dynamic Text type in Microsoft Apps for iOS

                As a visually impaired person, I'm using Apple's in built dynamic text type, setting it at it's largest setting. However some Microsoft apps do not respond well to this. For example, in Cortana for iOS, the weather card is so long as I have the description say "Mostly Cloudy" with each individual letter on a new line pushed up to the right hand side with large amounts of white space. In OneDrive for iOS, the share feature to upload content is a pain, with folders overlapping, and hard to click even the right account. And on the new Edge for…

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                • Please require alt text when inserting an image into an office document

                  Go into Microsoft Word, clock on the insert menu. Click on image and select an image. Once you press OK, the image is inserted into a document with no prompting for alt text. Most of the world has no idea what alt text is.

                  Please add either another required field to the insert dialogue that says "please describe the image" or "please describe the image to a blind person" that will be alt text, or have a second dialogue pop up after the insert image dialogue that requires alt text before the image can be inserted.
                  These fields can have…

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                    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make signature lines in Office accessible to a screen reader

                    In Word 2016, go to the insert menu and click on signature line. If one tabs through the boxes here, they are not labeled. Next, after filling out the unlabeled boxes, press OK. Now a graphic called "Microsoft Office signature line..." is inserted into the document. First, the signature graphic should say "Unsigned Microsoft Office signature line..." so the user knows the line is unsigned. Second, there is no way for the screen reader user to click the signature to sign the line.

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

                      Tampilkan semua konten orang yang paling sering di hubungi saya

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                        1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • i wanted add an input method through the keyboard namely for typing tamil language without seeing the keys i donot need any

                        how to add an input method (manually through pressing of keys) is not clear in the ease of access my problem is that i donot find on the keyboard any letters of thamizh language all the thamizh alphabets can be printed on the keys themselves while selling the product in the area where the pc is sold
                        ட can be lncluded

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                        • Can't move back a word with Bluetooth keyboard in Word for iPhone

                          Hello,

                          I would like to report a serious problem regarding Microsoft Word for iPhone using a Bluetooth keyboard and only with VoiceOver enabled.

                          It's not possible to move backwards by word because Alt + Left arrow doesn't work, although moving to the next word pressingAlt + Right arrow works okay. Not being able to navigate back a word renders Word useless on iPhone.

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                          • Typing accented characters inserts wrong characters in Word for iPhone

                            Hello,

                            I would like to report a serious accessibility problem regarding Microsoft Word for iPhone using a Bluetooth keyboard and only with VoiceOver enabled. The problem relates to typing of accented characters using the Czech language layout on a Bluetooth keyboard.

                            Whenever I want to type a Czech character which requires first to press the diacritic mark key (i.e., accent "'" or caron "ˇ"), and then to type the letter key which should receive the diacritic mark, such as "d" to become ď, Microsoft Word instead inserts a wrong character. To be specific, it inserts just "ˇ" instead of "ď".…

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                              • Accessibility Checker gives warnings for single item lists

                                It would be nice if the accessibility checker gave a warning when there is a list that only contains one list item.

                                It could be similar to the warnings about "Infrequent Headings".

                                I have been remediating quite a few documents where the document creator wanted spaces between list items, but instead of modifying the list style, they put in a paragraph between the list items. Thus, instead of having one list with 20 items, they have 20 lists with one item.

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                                • Update the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) with its Color Contrast Analyzer to work with the Edge browser, (paciellogroup)

                                  The WAT toolbar by Paciello group is on GitHub but no longer updated; the key features needed: Color Contrast Analyzer and structure tools such as the tab indicator, display of tab order, display of headings.

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                                  • Edit support pages for good accessibility behaviour

                                    Hello,

                                    having searched & read to page 5 I can't see this comment. I hope it's not pedantic?

                                    I am heartened to see a more cohesive and fuller set of accessibility support pages by MSoft (Sept. 2017) however,,,

                                    Descriptive links are not used on this 2016 page but should be (example: "here" used multiple times):

                                    https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2016/10/19/accessibility-in-the-classroom-tools-that-impact-my-students/

                                    This is concept explained on a separate page:

                                    https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Get-accessible-templates-for-Office-ca086caa-2bd2-4ac8-8c12-4cd495bd4d76?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

                                    "Hyperlink information: Mostly, users don’t find clear and accurate information about the hyperlinks inserted in a document, spreadsheet or presentation. The accessible templates include appropriate description about the hyperlinks. For example, click here hyperlink is…

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                                    • You are not providing support for dyslexics

                                      I am a Windows software developer, but I am also mildly dyslexic. A friend of mine is very dyslexic and has an even bigger problem than I do with this issue.

                                      One of the hallmarks of dyslexia is we navigate the world through patterns and when the patterns change, it messes up our world. Whenever Microsoft changes interface on programs or Windows, it messes me up until I learn the new patterns. When I'm working, it cuts my productivity in half for weeks.

                                      I tend to stay well behind the software release curve because of it. I still use Office…

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                                      • A live vectroscope

                                        A vectroscope that you can fullscreen or put somewhere in the corner.

                                        It's just pleasing to look at, can't find any gadget for it though

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                                        • PDF Microsoft Edge Accessibility

                                          Since the fall creators update, when opening PDF's in Microsoft Edge, the background colour has been changed to a light grey. Having a visual impairment, when opening documents which are majority on a white background, the light grey does not provide a very good contrast. Can you consider returning to how it was previously or just simply using a darker grey background for PDF's in Microsoft Edge to provide a higher contrast with the actual document.
                                          Furthermore, when using read aloud in PDF's, can you allow it to read from where you left click the mouse, the same as online,…

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