Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. typing echo

    Can you add typing feedback to Windows? I imagine this would work similar to the Typing Feedback feature on the iPhone. When enabled it would speak each character as the key is pressed aloud.

    This is useful for low vision users who cannot see the keyboard but want audible confirmation they have pressed the right key.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. What Im I Supost To Put Here???

    It Deeplyyy Challenges Me

    LinkedIn For Those Users Like Myself Who Pay A Monthly Premium

    They Have No Customer Phone Support! I'm Not Looking For Toll Free Phone Support!!! But Live People I Can Dialogue With!!!

    For This Super Dyslexic ADD Guy Chat And Email Support Are Of No Help!!!

    Sadly LegalShield Does Not Support LinkedIn! Corporately They Support Facebook! I Have Absolutely Nooo Interest In Facebook!!!

    Come On LinkedIn Step To The Plate For Your Premium Users!!!

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Mobile camera on webinar

    Add the ability to share a mobile camera on a computer. This feature can be used in a video recording of a problem-solving tutorial.

    2 votes
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  4. Fix Word Native PDF Generator Limitations - PDF/UA

    PDFs output with the “Document structure tags for accessibility” and “PDF/A compliant” options checked facilitate the production of accessible PDFs, however the resulting PDF does not comply with the newer PDF/UA standard (ISO 14289-1:2014).

    We found the following limitations that prevented Word 2019 (on Windows) from achieving PDF/UA compliance.

    [Bounding Boxes]
    Images that are inserted into Microsoft Word documents are not output with bounding boxes. Each "Figure" structure element should have a bounding box.

    [Table Header scope not set]
    Table header cells render as TH elements in the PDF structure tree, which is semantically correct. However, they are missing a…

    4 votes
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  5. Fix Word Accessibility Checker Heading Level Bug

    When a document is missing a top level heading (Heading 1) yet contains other heading levels, the accessibility checker does not detect skipped heading levels. It will only properly detect skipped heading levels when a top level heading is present somewhere in the document.

    To reproduce the issue:
    1. Create a test document and add test content.
    2. Insert a Heading 3 near the top of the document.
    3. Insert a Heading 2 near the bottom of the document.
    4. Use the Accessibility Checker: File | Info | Check for Issues | Check Accessibility
    5. The Accessibility Checker will wrongly…

    4 votes
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  6. compatibility patch to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

    Please consider adding a compatibility patch to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 that will allow plug and play accessibility for CH Products yoke and pedal accessories.

    6 votes
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  7. Microsoft is a Complete waste of Time, Over 3 hours online with NO Results

    i have tried to contact microsoft and yet I have been unable to contact anyone.So now I am leaving Microsoft for good...This means after 10 years plus on here I will be forced to leave for good..my email address i cannot access since i have lost the Password.. I am a Physically Disabled male and yet NO email you sent me worked...I suffer with a short term memory Loss that effects me every day.The email below is my New Email address...So if some bright spark reads this maybe he may learn something...NO Access for me on your Disability disabled Site...

    2 votes
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  8. I'm saying for everyone but those of us with disabilities can we bring back email!

    Most the time because my disability I go to Chat and then ask for them to email so I can sit and think the best way to say what is wrong with my account. Like now it's late here and I know your short handed and I wanted to ask anyone about an sign-in problem but I don't want to wait someone on chat or call and that's if someone there. I think I know why like most companies the ability to send in emails without you first sending one was removed but I hate waiting for someone to answer…

    2 votes
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  9. Scrolling underline or windox box please

    as I age reading is getting to be a bit of a challenge since I do read rather dense materials. All Im looking for at this point is either a line that I move with my mouse as I read or a window box that does the same. thx

    4 votes
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  10. Putting the " open"option back in Outlook 2019 when right click function is used to select an email

    My wife has trouble double clicking her mouse to open a selected email in Outlook. We found if you right the selected email an option to "open" was available at the top of the options. That function has gone away in Outlook2019 ! Is there some way to restore that option? Perhaps in the next office update?

    2 votes
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  11. adaptive controller with big stick

    Sony had the idea to create an analog joystick for the PlayStation. I have a disability, I cannot fully use the gamepad, fine motor skills do not work well. Now I'm working on a homemade joystick, making a model for 3D printing.
    Many details are not yet ready, such as the joystick mechanism. At first I wanted to use off-the-shelf joysticks like the Logitech extreme 3d pro, but they required a lot of rework.
    I also don’t know how the electronics of the xbox controller will accept the e49 hall sensors instead of the analog sticks.
    here's what should happen. …

    4 votes
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  12. Reading functionalities have been disabled because no compatible voice was found

    Microsoft Magnifier "Reading functionalities have been disabled because no compatible voice was found"
    How to fix this?

    Tried launching Narrator and it is working. I can choose different Narrator voices. It's the Magnifier Reader that is greyed out.

    5 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. Inaccessible beauty

    Bing wallpaper produces such exquisite photos of places of faraway beauty, places evocative of serenity in nature. Science tells us that nature heals. People with disabilities, who most need to heal, from physical and mental pain, are left out from ever being able to access these areas. In return for the money made by the covid (health) crisis generating extra online activity, Microsoft could regain its lustre by developing tours geared for providing access to these areas. Only creativity and intent are required.

    2 votes
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  15. We want a new version of xbox controllers

    We want xbox to make same news xbox controllers without changing the all controllers only move the left dual shocks alignment from up position to down position and direction buttons move them from down position to up position. Like that of playstation. But don't stop making the old controllers. As old xbox controllers are not suitable for everyone and only good for EA sports fifa.So that whoever want old xbox controller version gets them and whoever wants new xbox controller versions gets them.And please make the new xbox controller version work on every xbox console and pc. Please don't stop…

    3 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Stop the pop ups on log on

    Stop popping up the accessibility window whenever I log on. There is no "don't show me this again" button. It is most annoying and intrusive.

    2 votes
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  18. Add audio description tracks for Film and TV content in the Microsoft store

    As per Apple, Netflix and Amazon; would it be possible to add audio description soundtracks for TV and Film content on the Microsoft store. I have just had it confirmed that this feature is not available and it would be a boon for visually impaired customers who can't currently enjoy this content from the MS store. I have had to choose a category for this idea that is not necessarily correct as there wasn't a category for store content or film and tv

    2 votes
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  19. Give us the option of removing clock from the lock screen.

    I and many others it seems would like full control over what is displayed on the lock screen.
    I entered this under "Windows Magnifier" as there was no option for windows 10

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  20. Don't force us to choose a school or job, give us something useful.

    Please consider changing the registration method (LinkedIn) from forcing a selection and/or naming of a job/school. Not all of us are employed. And not all of us are in school, because not all disabilities can be "reasonably accommodated." Sure, I am disabled. But that's not relevant to seeking a job unless it directly interferes with the process of a job I can't do, and I'm not here to look for a job that I can't do. I shouldn't have to label myself in a way that would make a potential employer question me or my ability. Let me select student…

    2 votes
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