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  1. Ease of Access on screen keyboard

    I am a user of Windows 10. I am also a quadriplegic. Because of that, I use the on-screen keyboard in your “Ease of Access” feature. I’m a slow typist, but the auto-complete helps speed me up – until an apparent update affected word prediction. I used to be able to type “C” & up in the prediction list would be “Candy” then it would suggest “Roper”. Then I would type “P” & “President Bonanza Kennel Club” would follow. With the change that was made, I have to type nearly everything out now. Just for my first name it went…

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      2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An Idea For Your Accessibility Tab

      It is extremely difficult to get a hold of the Microsoft Support Team if one does not have access to a phone. It is great to have the 'Chat' option, however, if one's account has been restricted for security reasons, one would think that the Team would use the alternate Recovery e-mail address as an option to be able to retrieve a code in order to regain access to one's account. Have you thought about people who have no ability to send you a text message? Food for Thought!

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        1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Select specific spot to read in edge

        Users should be able to highlight any text in Edge and have it read to them at that spot and not have to start at the beginning each time.

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          1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide advance eye control settings

          who use the spectecualr they want eye comfortable feature in window setting.

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            1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Skype Feedback

            Hi! I work with several groups on Skype. A big reason I've been reluctant to switch to the new Skype is that I've had a hard time figuring out how to do simple things like adding and removing people in a conversation. Is there an easy way to do these things that I'm not aware of, besides attempting to write it into the chat?

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            • Red Light Bug

              Stop releasing product to market before it is ready!
              I do not like being bata tester!

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                1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to use alt f4 to close Skype. At the present time, completely closing Skype is very difficult for blind keybard users.

                At th present time, there is no easy way hor a visually ipaired keyboarduser to completely close Skype. The only way it’s possible is t go ino the task nager and force clse it tat way. I have raised this issue several times, but o oneha one anything about it, so I am asking again, Please Fix This. Every other application can be exited with alt f4, so there’s no reason Skype should be any differnt. I’ve resortd t usin te Skpeapp on my iphon bcase of thisstupid issue with the desktop app.

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                  1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Narrator support for Google Chrome

                  Hi it would be really helpful if Windows Narrator was made accessible for Google Chrome as a lot of people have their data saved in their Google account and it is a lot easier to keep your info synced across all of your devices e.g. your android phone and PC and Chromebooks. I would like to see Narrator work the same way in Chrome as it works in Internet explorer. I would also appreciate if you allow scripting for Narrator as it does not work with companies own programs.

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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a getting started with Narrator Xbox guide

                    Please create a user manual similar to the Windows 10 Narrator guide for Xbox. This should include details such as a physical description of the controller, starting Narrator, and information on using Narrator to navigate the interface. You may want to expand the existing guide with a link to the Xbox specific information.

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                    • Ability to remap keyboard shortcuts

                      When using Sticky Keys bringing up the start menu search with a single Windows key press is not possible. Instead Ctrl & Esc must be used. It would be nice to remap shortcuts such as Ctrl & Esc to combinations that require less travel (Alt & Space for instance).

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                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • As a 65 yr old I struggle with understanding what I read. Please make it easier for seniors

                        Difficulty understanding when reading. Nothing makes sense. Please make reading not a priority for everyone. Some can’t do what other’s can. I appreciate calls. I do not like or appreciate virtual help, I have never accomplished anything with it. I have wasted a lot of time with it. My suggestion is to get rid or improve it a lot.

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                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I have had Office 365 for years. Recently I began receiving a pop-up that said you needed my help with a problem. Tell me???

                          If Microsoft doesn't have a program that will let them know whether or not I have Office 365 on my COMPUTER, maybe someone can write that program. If a program is already written and in use, does it recognize that I have Office 365 on my computer?

                          Why do I continually get a pop-up that informs me there is a problem with my account, yet when I go to my account, I am NOT INFORMED of a problem.

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                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In Excel, negative numbers can be fromatted in several ways, one being red with no parentheses or negative sign. This clearly violates WCAG

                            In Excel, negative numbers can be formatted in several ways. One of the ways is red, with no negative sign and no parentheses. This clearly violates WCAG 1.4.1, do not use color alone to convey meaning, yet the accessibility checker does not flag this error.

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                              1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edits in immersive reader

                              Would love to be able to edit my text in word while it’s displayed in immersive reader. Toggling back and forth can be difficult for our more involved students.

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                                1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Closed captions settings on Skype

                                Please allow size settings on IOS version of closed captions on Skype
                                Also please work with Amazon to include closed captions on their implementation of Skype on Alexa

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Report for disability deaf

                                  hi microsoft, im trutly deaf with 2 hearing impair, i have been report twice someone who really rude, and it still didnt work. So how am i supposed to do when someone really rude? if you dont anything for disability deaf or normal disability or cancer childern in many world. What are you going to about it. So please help us we have been pleased... Help us Microsoft

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                                  • Pricing of the Adaptive Controller

                                    I purchased the adaptive controller for my son who is 9 years old because he has cerebral palsy. I was excited to learn about this controller because this will give him the chance to play on the xbox with his family and friends. However, it was really disturbing to learn that there are four pieces that comes with the adaptive controller and the price of all four pieces came up to the amount of $251. Why is it that a regular controller costs on $59 but someone with a disability have to pay 3 times that amount just to feel…

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                                    • Narrator + Edge in Win 1809 seems unable to cope with websites in different languages

                                      When browsing the web on Edge with Narrator on Win 1809, and one navigates on a page authored in any other language than the one set for Narrator's synthesizer, Narrator will not switch to the correct language synthesizer but will attempt to pronounce the content in the default synthesizer, which will make the content unintelligible. This seems a rather basic feature. Am I missing a setting, or something, to make it work? NVDA, for instance, switches between languages smoothly as one browses through multilingual content with the correct lang attributes set.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Paper model for OneNote

                                        It could be great to be able to apply some paper model in the backgroud of OneNote. As an example in France children are working on Seyes paper : https://getfrenchbox.com/what-is-french-ruled-paper-seyes-school/

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                                          1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PowerShell accessibility

                                          A customer of mine has trouble coding in PowerShell because of the dark background, font color and size. He is older so his eye sight is not as sharp. Not being able to change the font size or color makes PowerShell inaccessible to some users. Please consider making it more accessible so anyone can use PowerShell.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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