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  1. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Soundscape  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Framework for locational audio of voice chat

    Hi, it occurs to me that it would be great to have the ability in games for the speaker in multiplayer games speaking from the direction of their PC so their voice will come from a specific place in the stereo field and will be quieter the further they are away. The application would be to guide blind players as would work in the real world but also increase that sense of reality for other gamers. It seems to be a simple series of calculations as long as you know where the other PC is in relation to the listener…

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Eyes First Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Copilot over the internet

    Hello, I was hoping it would be possible to do copilot over the internet tfor those of us who live alone but may either require help or want to experience a game together. Thanks.

    2 votes
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  4. arc touch mouse (SE)

    I just bought the latest ARC Touch Mouse but due to the new curve it does not fit in my hand (missing two fingers) the mobile mouse has the same issue but the other way around. would like to see if the less curved ARC mouse is still somehow available.

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  5. Ho un problema

    Salve, vorrei sapere perché il mio account microsoft non si collega alla play per poter usufruire le nuove funzionalità di minecraft

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. More virtual desktop keyboard shortcuts

    I control my computer entirely by voice, which mostly involves mapping voice commands to keyboard shortcuts to control things. This works well provided the keyboard shortcuts exist.

    Virtual desktops in Windows 10 are a great feature, but are missing some quite obvious and essential functionality. In particular there are no keyboard shortcuts for going to particular workspaces by number, or for moving windows between workspaces. For example the recommended way to move a window from workspace one to workspace five is to open the task view and then drag the window around. This seems like terrible UX even for normal…

    3 votes
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  7. Surface Duo - Audio Streaming for Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    I hope the Surface Duo team can implement direct audio streaming in Android 10 to hearing aids and the Cochlear Nucleus 7 sound processor for the deaf.

    Apple iOS has had this capability for more than two years and Google Pixels now have it, including the new Pixel 4. No other Android devices have it.

    "With the official release of Android 10, Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL* will be the first Android phones to support direct streaming to ReSound LiNX Quattro™ and Beltone Amaze™ hearing aids and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor.…

    2 votes
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  8. WordWeb

    Sou T.E em um colégio onde temos estudante de inclusão que utilizam o word web

    Portanto gostaria de solicitar se possível desenvolver uma opção em que ao pressionar uma tecla do alfabeto é reproduzido o som da letra teclada

    Ex: ao Pressionar A é sai o som da letra A

    2 votes
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  9. Problems creating accessible pdfs with Word 2016 on a mac.

    I have problems creating accessible pdfs from Word 2016 on my mac. The document passes the accessibility checker, but the pdf does not have correct formatting - text is on top of each other.

    I contact the Disability Support desk and they want me to contact Adobe, but I see the problem in Acrobat Pro and in Preview on my mac so I believe the problem is in how the pdf is created by Word. Have others had this problem?

    2 votes
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  10. There is no way to talk or chat with soneone about ysing Seeing AI. A visually disabled individual is going to have a hard time using email

    Have a phone contact with a Seeing AI expert to help implementation. I am having a difficult time with using all of the catagories. Also I had to buy an IPOD as I use an Android phone. Will it ever be available for Android or does Apple pay Microsoft to make it exclusive for Apple.
    Can someone help me use AI. I am a retired health professional.

    2 votes
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  11. Point and click should be available for all the enhancements to the screen

    I am hearing/visually impaired as well as color blind. I find the keyboard commands to access the screen's assistive features too difficult to use. If there was a user tool bar to pull down the features you wish to use using a point-and-click with one's mouse that would be faster and less prone to keyboard errors and searching for keys that are unfamiliar to a sight-impaired user. I cannot use the hearing/listening features very well if at all. The mix of tones is not effective for my level of hearing--moderate to profound loss of tones.

    2 votes
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  12. I have an idea for a video game that does not require joystick functions.

    Please make an Xbox game that does not require the use of a joystick for kids (people) with high cognitive ability but low physical ability. My son uses two switches connected to the adaptive controller; he could maybe use three. Create a fun game where acceleration/forward movement is automatic, and where buttons are used for steering and/or jumping. Do not require backing up; do not make it go too fast. Create a variety of terrains (not tracks - too hard to navigate) with a variety of obstacles to go over/through. There are hardly any games like this on Xbox or…

    3 votes
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  13. High Contrast

    My experience of this and my eye sight, is that consistency is not good enough. You can end up with menus not working or some windows have the standard Colors that you can’t read.

    I want to select a back colour and text Colors and size and border colour sizes, and have it consistently applied.
    MS should have a certification scheme were other products can prove they work to this standard, so users can buy with confidence.

    2 votes
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  14. skype

    Is it a way that I can change the startard size of the window that is always on top in a video conversation and save it. I always need to adjust it with my mouse and its a bit annyoing. I want to drag it to my own size and save it as standard

    2 votes
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  15. Skip navigation Lynda.com from LinkedIn Library All Subjects Search Search Hi Will Publisher 2007 Essential Training Layout Add to P

    A disability helpline is essential. It will be vital to tbi customers for any online tutorials to be executed as though you're training a 3-year-old who never has heard of computers. The huge pay off is tutorial 2,3,4... will serve the tbi client with the feeling of HUGE accomplishment, and a great will to further learn.

    2 votes
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  16. WCAG 2.2.2 - Skype does not give the option to pause, stop or hide GIF images

    Hello,

    One of my coworkers finds it extremely difficult to use Skype due to the nature of the GIF images. They play incessantly and he cannot stop them. There is no mechanism to Pause, Stop or Hide the content. He has resorted to using this method to push the GIF out of the viewport:
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
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    [ animated GIF viewport…

    15 votes
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  17. why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive

    why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive from each other, especially by color at the very least! It's so frustrating trying to switch apps and confusing them all for each other.

    2 votes
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  18. Fix Toggle Keys so that the setting actually turns off

    I turned on Toggle Keys once, about four years ago, to see if I liked it. I do not, but the setting persists. I have turned it off in both the newer system settings and the old control panel. I have tried registry edits. I have done everything to stop Toggle Keys from playing a tone, but every single time I turn on my computer or wake it from sleep, that setting is back on.

    2 votes
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  19. Seeing AI on Android

    Seeing AI is a fantastic app! Please make it available on Android platform.

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  20. Eye Control stops functioning after using eye control mouse to select

    After updating to Windows 1903 Eye Control has started to not operate after using it for a short period.
    After using Eye Control for a while, it stops responding after using the Eye Control mouse to select something. The Tobii sensor and eye movement is still operating correctly on Tobii, but Eye Control does not pick up the eyes gazing at the Eye Control Launchpad. The only way to fix it is get somebody to turn off Eye Control and then turn Eye Control back on. (Tobii remains on all the time). It operates ok for some time (30 min…

    2 votes
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