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  1. Creating new lists for mail merges is not accessible

    I like to use the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word. When I attempt to create a new list with the Alt+M,R,N key tip or edit an existing list with the alt+M,
    R,E key tip, I get an accessible dialog box. When I tab through the fields. I don't get an indication of what fields I'm editing. Also, the buttons to add new entries, cancel and ok buttons aren't in the tab order.

    4 votes
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    • Make the command lines work better with screen readers, including the new Bash client for developers

      The current command line works pretty good, but there are two major problems that showed up particularly in windows 10:
      1. You need to use the review cursor to read the command line. This is OK, but not novice friendly and has always been the case.
      2. When one has "speak typed characters on" or "speak typed words on" I will hear new output spelled to me rather than read normally. This is beyond aggravating!
      Next, the new Bash client acts like the command line, but when using things like SSH, Nano or Vim, it acts a little strangely.
      For…

      13 votes
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      • give me a live voice to talk with

        i need to talk to a person not a machine

        4 votes
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        • make narrator automatically switch voice based on the language of the text

          it would be very useful if the new mobile core voices can be language aware, so that an English voice would speak English text, the Arabic one would only read Arabic text, etc.

          15 votes
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          • 2 votes
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            • Inconsistent accessibility features in Edge and other MS apps

              I was directed to come here by customer support. I had to install Windows 7 on a different hard drive just to post this! I have been a member of the "insider" program since February 14th 2015.
              I have a spinal cord injury which renders my hands and arms useless. I have been disabled for 25 years. I worked with Mark Novak, at the University of Wisconsin Weisman Center, on the original Access Pack for MS-DOS and Access Pack for Windows 3.1 which is the forefather of "Ease of Access". I must use a mouthstick or voice recognition to navigate…

              8 votes
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              • Windows 10 violates

                FTR'' I love the new win10. Windows 10 violates good Old fashion privacy, on one note am on my Own Time, not on yours . I CANT STOP YOU FORM UPDATEING '' I Ask one Thing and one Thing ONLY, give the People A Voice to Vote ! on this Yes/ for you. No/ I will updated on my own time. Ps this was just on my chest had to get it off. Thanks for your time, keep up the good work to "all of you" making Microsoft for what it is to day and for tomorrow...

                3 votes
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                • real time captioning for Skype for Business

                  Desired outcome: During a Skype for Business call, when I am sharing my screen and a presentation/desktop demo my audience can see the words I am speaking coming up in front of them on their screens (or in the IM window) so they are able to read the English and follow (imagine deaf audience for eg)

                  13 votes
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                  • 5 votes
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                    • Add a Screen Curtin Like on IOS

                      In windows 10, especially on the Surface devices, the ability to turn off the screen has been disabled. The old method was to press windows+p to get to projector options, then arrow up to second screen only and press enter.
                      There are three reasons why having a way to turn off the screen is important:
                      1. Privacy and safety. As a blind user, we have no idea who could be looking at our screen and if we are writing some highly personal data in a public place, then we have no way to insure someone is not looking over our…

                      8 votes
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                      • 4 votes
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                        • Please make an audible or vibration signal to indicate when the pen is paired with the surface pro4 tablet. G

                          There should be a vibration or audible signal to indicate when the function key is pressed. This is particularly important for us blind jaws screen reader users. I have muted my surface many times because I didn't realize the function key was not depressed.

                          2 votes
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                          • Bring Siri's "What did they say" to Windows 10

                            One key difference I would like to see would be to have it expand the reach of the feature. Make "What did they say" work in Edge.

                            7 votes
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                            • SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog and Accessibility issues

                              SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog and Accessibility issues

                              I got an opportunity to work on a SharePoint project recently. As part of this project, we had to fix accessibility issues on a SharePoint site. Here is the list of issues I found which can be made accessible out of the box. Let me know in case of any questions.

                              1. Modal content gets rendered in an iframe but without title. iframe should have a title as per Accessibility Guidelines. If you don't, screen reader starts reading the source URL. I suggest you to provide the page name as title at least .

                              2. It…

                              13 votes
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                              • Give Narrator more expression.

                                I love the samples of Narrator I've heard but the speech pitch needs to rise and fall more in the speech's natural progression, the expression now is slightly robotic. Thanks for being interested in our ideas. I am a prospective Windows 10 user.

                                7 votes
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                                • pasar global dunia islam dan koperasi dunia islam

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                                  • Voice commands for teachers

                                    integrated voice commands in Windows 10 using Cortana, not just for accessibility but broader use, as a teacher would like to walk into a room and say, "Cortana, On Screen" then a series of events would happen to project device screen to front of the room. Say "Cortana, Blank Screen" to hide screen, in classroom say "Cortana, Show Billy's Screen" and so on. Would be many other uses for Cortana commandlets for the Internet of Things.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • enable shared users of Office 365 not to receive messages of subscriptions ending.

                                        include data on how to respond to incorrect messages about subscriptions ending.

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