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  1. 1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to configure settings for certain apps or websites

      In most other screen readers, there is a feature that allows the user to specify certain settings for certain situations. For example, you could create a profile for reading text which sets spoken punctuation to none and slows down the speech rate and/or changes the voice. When you're done with that specific task, you can switch back to your default settings. In macOS, these are called Activities while NVDA calls them configuration profiles. What ever you decide to call the feature, the idea is the same. Narrator should allow the user to create a group of settings for specific situations…

      3 votes
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      • In Windows Ink Workspace, add centre of circle

        In Windows Ink Workspace, please add centre of circle when drawing a circle (or arc) with protractor inking windows ink.
        This will definitely help Math teachers a lot. (and I have a feeling it won't take much effort. THANKS!!

        5 votes
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        • The bulgarian voice Ivan reads some latin characters as roman numerals

          The bulgarian TTS voice Ivan from Microsoft reads some latin characters like I, V and X as roman numerals and not as latin characters. That includes not only capital characters (e.g. I, V, X), but small characters (e.g. i, v, x). I suggest that this behavior is changed so Ivan will read the latin characters as such and not as roman numerals. Because, here in Bulgaria we do sometimes use roman numerals for innumeration of some objects (e.g. the months of the year), but we more often than that use the latin characters as latin characters (e.g. as part of…

          3 votes
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          • Make Windows10 free for everyone. Keep it simple. Am disabled, got talked out of the Free download.

            I have an energy deficit disorder. About to give up on the complexity and jargon of Windows and go to Linux if I cant get Windows10 free. It will not download when I tick assistive technologies box. Also I cant get into my microsoft account here and get sent round in circles. I feel like sending a snailmail as this is all so stupidly difficult.

            4 votes
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            • Alt+Tab with Narrator is not smooth.

              When alt+tab is pressed, I expect to hear the program name I switched to.

              Instead, I hear one of "Running Programs", "Running Applications" or
              "Task Switching", depending on how many times I press tab.
              After I hear one of these, I then hear the name of the program. I suggest trying to make this a bit more seemless.

              21 votes
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              • The bulgarian voice IVAN spells out unknown words written in latin text

                The bulgarian voice IVAN, available in the Windows 10 Insider Preview, spells (pronounces character by character) some words. In my observations, those are the words which are written in latin characters but are not strictly in english. For example - my name is Kostadin Kolev and IVAN spells it out character by character, instead of reading the two words as whole words.

                4 votes
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                • The bulgarian voice IVAN pronounces some words incorrectly

                  The bulgarian voice IVAN, available in the Windows 10 Insider Preview, pronounces some words incorrectly. It inserts small pauses inside the words and it seams that it sometimes stresses the wrong syllables. It is hard to explain, unfortunately. But hear how wrongly it pronounces the word "интервал", for example - it inserts an unnecessary pause between "ин" and "тервал". This word is only an example and it is far from being the only problematic one. I haven't found a pattern (if there is one) for the words which are affected by this, unfortunately.

                  4 votes
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                  • Change the Conversation Window background on Skype for Business back to white!

                    Black text on a gray background is MUCH worse for eye strain and visual disability sufferers. It makes the program unusable for folks suffering with this disability

                    Change it back to white, or better yet make the background color of the conversation window a user setting

                    4 votes
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                    • que el servicio answer desk disabilty sea en el idioma de cada pais

                      conozco el idioma ingles, pero no se muchas palabras el significado...entoces resulta que al iniciar una conversacion o un texto no encuentro las palabras...por favor alguien me puede ayudar...gracias por leer este mensaje...ruego respuesta...jose.

                      7 votes
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                      • Office 2016

                        Working on a Surface Pro with Windows 10 and excel 2016 I find it crashes whilst using a pivot table and restores with a new file but as a blind user it doesn't Inform me of this. I have tried both Jaws 18 and Narrator in creators update.

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                        • Add options to change the way Narrator indicates capital letters.

                          Narrator should allow the user to specify how capital letters are voiced. For example, options could include changing pitch, saying capital, or saying nothing at all. I would especially like the nothing feature because the SAPI Vocalizer voice I use already says capital when reading capital letters. This means when the voice is used with Narrator, I hear capital capital a, capital capital b, etc.

                          4 votes
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                          • 3 votes
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                            • look at your website

                              https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/store/d/surface-pro/8NKT9WTTRBJK/1QS3

                              has a page that has questionable feature listing.
                              "• The New Surface Pro produces more sound that Surface Pro 4 (15%) & Surface Pro 3 (30%) "

                              Does that mean that the New Surface Pro produces more noise??

                              Also, reporting this is difficult as there is no simple email to mail this to. Hence, not surprised that those people whom discovered before I did tried but gave up to inform you guys about this.

                              2 votes
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                              • Spell check in PowerPoint should check the spelling of alternative text

                                When running a spell check in PowerPoint it does not check the spelling of alternative text in the "description" field. This means that most alternative text is likely to be misspelled and poorly written with no oversight because it would not be seen by a copy editor . When alt text is misspelled it may not be pronounced correctly or translated into contracted Braille correctly. People with disabilities deserve to have alternatives that are spelling correctly just like everyone else.

                                4 votes
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                                • no more updates that take 3 hours for what ?

                                  have Win 10 since 1 week and only have trouble. My new PC got stuck for more thén 3 hours today o an update (which does what to better its use ?) I preferred my old Vista

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                                  • Great Accessibiltiy Team

                                    I just want to extend my appreciation to Microsoft for having a team of professionals that provide outstanding support to those of us with certain physical issues. My Hard Drive failed and Microsoft Accessibility team stayed with me and took control of my computer and reinstalled W10. The technicians were friendly, understanding, and subject matter experts and I just wanted to publicly thank them. From an Idea POV, I think it would be a great marketing tool to offer one hour of free support to all authorized users; No one in the Industry is doing that and I think that…

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                                    • Win10 creator update overall fine. One problem: the supplied screensaver will no longer quit with mousemove or space bar or esc.

                                      Now I need to do ctrl-alt-del to get out of screensaver. Is there a fix? It's not a big deal, just would like it to work appropriately.

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                                      • Request for interview

                                        My wife and I are the hosts and producers of "Eyes On Success" which is a radio show / podcast geared to visual impairment that has been airing for over 6 years. We would like to arrange an interview with a representative from MS about the new "Seeing AI" app. We would also be interested in interviewing a visually impaired developer from MS and/or a representative who might be able to talk more globally about accessibility efforts for the visually impaired at MS.

                                        You can find out more about us and/or listen to previous episodes (including an interview with a…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • lumia 520

                                          Please repair error flight mode

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