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  1. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Just call customers back

    Just call a disabled customer or state clearly you do not want nor support disabled customers - appreciate profit is no 1 priority

    2 votes
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  3. I have so

    I have ADHD and so many passwords. I am going insane. I cant do anything.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 7 VS 10

    I am disabled and on a fixed income. My 7 laptop was not compatible with the 10 upgrade. Now I will not have a computer for use after 7 end of life. I can't afford a new computer or smartphone and data plan. Microsoft should buy new computers for everyone who bought 7 since it is microsoft that is ending the product support. But I guess I will be saving money since I will no longer need internet to my home so I will be eating better.

    2 votes
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  5. Aria-live text updates do not work in Narrator

    Currently, when an aria live region has aria-relevant as "text", it will not read out any textual changes within the live region. You can test with this example:

    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Aria-live test</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <button aria-controls="test-area" onclick="testFunction()">Click me</button>
    <div id="test-area" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="text"></div>
    <script>
    var toggle = false;

    var testFunction = function(){
    document.getElementById("test-area").innerText = toggle ? "Even newer text" : "New text";
    toggle = !toggle;
    }
    </script>
    </body>
    </html>

    NVDA reads the changes in this example out fine but narrator does not.

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Xbox Controller for left hand only

    My name is Mason. I am almost nine. I have cerebral palsy and can’t use my right hand to operate the Xbox controller. Is there something that can help me use the controller with only my left hand.

    3 votes
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  7. Disability Answering Desk is wonderful, but Microsoft engineers probably don’t care about PWD. Every time when Microsoft upgrade new version

    Disability Answering Desk is wonderful, but Microsoft engineers probably don’t care about PWD. Every time when Microsoft upgrade new version for many of us everything is so none accessible that we need to call DAD every day beg for help.
    You just implement new upgrade and now many pages are out of normal size of screen. No matter what I did decrease or increase screen it doesn’t help and DAD wonderful people don’t know a solution!
    I attached just few print screens, but I can show you much more. You have still Ronaldo and few others who try very hard…

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Totally redesign Windows Sticky Keys

    I can no longer use Windows Sticky Keys. (compared to macOS, it isn't clear what operator keys is active) and whether it is for one key press or permanent.

    Please, please Microsoft, change this to a clear on screen / audible indication of what operator key is active, and for how long.

    This is a very pressing problem!

    Sarah

    2 votes
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  9. Lag in latest update of Skype for desktop, version 8.51

    Hello. In the latest version of Skype for desktop, currently 98.51, screen reader users are facing a major productivity issue. When opening a conversation, either from the recent chats list or by just pressing enter on a contact, keyboard navigation becomes completely unresponsive for up to 15 seconds. During this time, You can not do anything in Skype, and if you try to navigate it causes the whole program to freeze and sometimes go into not responding as well. To reproduce the bug, make sure that a screen reader such as Jaws or NVDA is running. Now, press alt plus…

    2 votes
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  10. MAKE THE MAGNIFIER AS GOOD AS THE ONE ON THE MAC

    THE MAGNIFIER NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED!

    THE ZOOM MOTION IS TERRIBLE AND GIVES ME HEAD PAIN

    TAKE MAC OS MAGNIFIER AS EXAMPLE, IT WORKS WELL, SMOOTHLY AND FAST.

    PLEASE, DO IT!

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Please add a Hotkey to Quickly access Favorites Menu.

    Please add alt+A functionality, to quickly access the "Favorites" menu, as in Internet Explorer. As a screen reader and primarily keyboard user, every keystroke matters. Even one or two additional keystrokes make a workflow more cumbersome.

    3 votes
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  12. STOP DELETING OUR RESQUESTS! WE NEED A BETTER MAGNIFICATION!

    USE THE GPU GRAPHIC TO IMPROVE ZOOM
    MAKE IS AS GOOD AS THE MAC OS

    COME ON, IT IS EASY TO DO!

    2 votes
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  13. MAKE THE ZOOM AS GOOD AS THE Mac OS OPTION!

    MAKE THE ZOOM BETTER, IT IS THE WORST IN THE MARKETING!
    USE THE GPU GRAPHIC TO BETTER THE MAGNIFICATION AND ADD A SELECT TO SPEAK OPTION.

    2 votes
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  14. Cortana Voice command to quick send critical text/ email/ instant message to select contacts, with an emergency screen flashing sequence

    Cortana Voice command to quick send critical text/ email/voice instant message to select contacts, with an emergency screen flashing sequence saying SOS User XYZ is in distress, please reach or call now on +98094809248 and with options to engage Kaizala, Teams and other webcams and more in all signed in devices, also Emergency details like contacts,blood group, allergies , last location visible to everyone in emergency contact alert list, and also can be invoked by special key combination or Voice Command, Android has it so should Google, and yes the internet is still unreliable, and canNOT replace 911 or distress…

    2 votes
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  15. API for developers to make Narrator speak some text

    Hello,

    I suggest adding a Narrator API allowing to make speak some text .
    GUI application developers would call this API to inform Narrator users of changes in their application.

    For example in a chat application, incoming messages should be read as they arrive, even if the focus is currently outside of the chat window.
    Another example: during a lengthy task, users would like to be informed about the progression at regular interval, perhaps with something more clearer than just a simple percentage.

    On the web, this is often called live region. There's no similar possibility in native GUI applications…

    1 vote
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  16. Seeing AI on Android

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

    182 votes
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  17. Saving to personal folder with save button

    Some people with intellectual disability can't read. So saving a file is difficult. In apps that I am developing for my students. Pressing on save button, perform saving to predefined folder. Instead of showing save dialog menu. Name of the file generated based on the date and time. Would love, to have this option in MS Paint. The folder would be configured in accessibility settings. After it, the user can save files independently.

    2 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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