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  1. 4 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dyslexic interactive

      I feel that being able to verbally interact with Windows would have a powerful effect on a dyslexic senior ability to engage in word!

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Outlook - clearly show destination when moving an email into a folder

        In Outlook 2013 I cannot tell which folder I am moving an email into. The color options do not provide a clear trail when I drop an email from the Inbox into a folder. I am low vision; if it goes into the wrong folder, I will never find it.

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          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • an audable sound when win pe is booted so people who can't see will know when the re enviroment has loaded

          the ability for win pe /win re to have an audable sound when win pe is booted so people who can't see will know when the re enviroment has loaded
          I believe this would be very useful to people like me who don't have any site.

          5 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • for narrator to have more voices like microsoft mark

            it would be great if narrator had more nachural sounding voices like microsoft mark clear, crisp and easy to understand
            microsoft mark seembs to be more responsive compared to the other voices.

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Learning Tools

              Learning tools is an accessibility feature that should be available in all versions off office at least as an optional add-on. I recommend making it a part of the program too so students, faculty, and staff do not have to go through filling out ADA paperwork just to get it. Learning tools is not included in the Office 365 ProPlus or the free copies that employees or students receive. People with disabilities are penalized by having to pay for a subscription that would otherwise be at no charge.

              15 votes
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              • On YouTube with Edge, the player's progress slider is no longer visible if high-contrast mode is active

                On YouTube with Edge, the player's progress slider is no longer visible if high-contrast mode is active. This happens since a few days ago, when the design of the YouTube HTML5 player changed again. To reproduce this, in Settings -> Ease of Access -> High-Contrast, select the high-contrast black theme. Then open Edge, go to YouTube and select a random video to play. When it starts playing, use the mouse to click on the playback progress bar to fast forward a bit, so the progress indicator from the left end is at least somewhat filled. Previously, the "filling" was visible…

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                  2 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • bing inspired me back ;on fresh paint app

                  bing inspired me back on all fresh paint and window store more like the way it was before ten dont like the new one

                  4 votes
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                  • 4 votes
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                    • Change ruler angle by x degrees

                      The Windows Ink Workspace can be improved... especially for those without touchscreen (the majority I guess)
                      My suggestion: clicking or double clicking on the ruler changes the angle by (10) degrees. Using the scrollwheel works, but is not a great experience...

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 2 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please help all sighted users format their Word documents correctly

                          When I say to a sighted person: Can you please put headings into your document through the styles dialogue", they have no idea what I'm talking about. Headings are not something sighted people intrinsically understand when using word. The vast majority of word documents I read do not have proper headings in them. In fact, sometimes I get documents that have the heading style on a whole paragraph.
                          I can think of 3 solutions to this problem:
                          1. Have an AI style the document based off line breaks and font. If there is a line with a blank line on…

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                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • For narrator, it might be a good idea to have announcements of individuals typing when in the skype moddern app.

                              When using the desktop client for skype with third party screanreaders, there is a notification when in a conversation window indicating when a user is typing. For narrator, as of right now, I do not see this feature and think it would be a much needed implementation in helping Narrator become the screanreader it should be. Love the work so far, however, and am looking forward to seeing more developments and new features!

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Flag Windows store apps that are particularly accessible.

                                I don't want to purchase or even install a ton of apps only to find I won't be able to read their screens with narrator. Can Microsoft give apps that are especially accessible an award or something so I can search for just those?

                                16 votes
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                                • Issue with sound output via the A2DP and HFP Bluetooth protocols

                                  NOTE: I'm posting this here, because the described behavior affects accessibility in general and screen reader (with text-to-speech output) users in particular.

                                  And now, here's the issue:
                                  1. Connect a Bluetooth headset that supports both A2DP and HFP (for calls with microphone) protocols and make sure that both protocols are enabled.
                                  2. While the A2DP protocol is used, launch Narrator. The bug can be reproduced no matter what sound is being played, but with assistive technologies like Narrator the seriousness of the issue is bigger.
                                  3. While Narrator is running with speech, go to Control Panel -> Sound. When the…

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Marketing and organization event

                                    Raditi na promovisanju pripremljenih ideja na visokom sveobuhvatnom nivou.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Project - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remove reports on XBOX systems it's getting out of hand

                                      People don't deal with other XBOX gameplayers well enough to block them but just reports them instead who aren't being abusive or threatening
                                      I thought people were smart enough to block people if they don't want to hear from someone if they send a message on their XBOX account
                                      People probably send in more reports on people than blocking them and it ruins peoples gaming which could lead to people getting permanently suspended on XBOX Live for no reason

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Reverse the columns in the tables for keystroke-based help articles

                                        Many of the older knowledge-based articles which show keystrokes for office have column 1 of the table showing the keystroke and column 2 showing what that keystroke does.

                                        Most people don't care what the keystroke is; they have an action they want to perform and they want to know what keystroke they need to access it.
                                        So be consistent; the first column should always be the action so it's easier to look up.
                                        Someone needs to go through all the help articles that list keystrokes and clean this up. Most of the newer help articles don't have this problem.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix the spelling of accessibility in several of these sub-forum

                                          Several places in this forum "office accessibility", "word accessibility" you have spelled it with two Is. How can we take Microsoft's commitment to access when the person creating the forum apparently cannot spell!

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