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  1. Fix Contracted Braille Input in Narrator

    When typing contracted Braille, the translator misses characters if you're typing too quickly. This results in garbled text. Please make the contracted Braille input work more smoothly. I am using the latest version of Windows 10 with a Focus 40 Blue model that has Whiz Wheels.

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      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Closed Captioning for all Microsoft videos

      Please provide Closed Captioning for all Microsoft videos in the Microsoft Educator Community making all content more widely accessible.

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        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I am photosensitive. Extremely sensitive to light, so I prefer dark screens. Allow more darkness via a secondary program.

        I am photosensitive. Extremely sensitive to light, so I prefer dark screens. Allow more darkness via a secondary program.

        Blue colors are higher in energy, thus photosensitive people don't want the screen dark only, but brown-yellowish to cut-off the high frequencies.

        My intelligence is normal and I use the Photoshop for short periods.
        When I finalize a picture, I usually keep it dark, but without that brown-yellowish effect in order I control the output. So an on/off button to the high-cut filter (or blue cut-off filter) would be useful.

        People are photosensitive due to:
        1. disease (genetical, viral, bacterial, hormonal…

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          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Reverse the columns in the tables for keystroke-based help articles

          Many of the older knowledge-based articles which show keystrokes for office have column 1 of the table showing the keystroke and column 2 showing what that keystroke does.

          Most people don't care what the keystroke is; they have an action they want to perform and they want to know what keystroke they need to access it.
          So be consistent; the first column should always be the action so it's easier to look up.
          Someone needs to go through all the help articles that list keystrokes and clean this up. Most of the newer help articles don't have this problem.

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            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix the spelling of accessibility in several of these sub-forum

            Several places in this forum "office accessibility", "word accessibility" you have spelled it with two Is. How can we take Microsoft's commitment to access when the person creating the forum apparently cannot spell!

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              1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Microsoft need to use AMD Ryzen with surface series

                is there any possibility that Microsoft will use AMD Ryzen with surface series?

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                  1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve focus on Edge's notification bar

                  When the notification bar pops up, i use ALT+N to navigate, then cannot see the focus so I have no idea that navigation was successful. Add color and larger borders to the focus element!

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Simplify web access bar for Tobii

                    The current eye gaze system for internet access is very complicated for users who are developmentally delayed or inexperienced with mouse selections. There should be a more simplified way of moving around the internet. Picture symbols would be great!

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More eye gaze apps for tablets!

                      There are tons of apple apps but being an Android family, they are of no use to us. Can we get more options for eye gaze apps (games and learning) that aren't apple-based??

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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • this new sign in sucks, I can never get to my hotmail,outlook

                        Fix this program so I can sign in once and be remembered, I never can get to MSN.com-Hotmail, Outlook email. I am totally fed up with this.

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                          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • narrator on log on screen

                          as of now, narrator only starts after typing the password. but I wish, it should launch automatically on log on screen too. I've already enabled start narrator automatically under setting>ease up access center.

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                              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • bring back being able to email microsoft.. not all of us have the time for other ways

                              getting office has done something to other apps on my computer .. wher they wont open ..

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                                2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I somehow managed to disable Scheduler and Windows Update permanently

                                I somehow managed to disable Scheduler and Windows Update permanently.
                                Can never ever enable it again no matter how hard Windows tries to do it.
                                Help!!!

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                                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow screen readers to access the graphics menu in Microsoft Office

                                  Go to the insert menu. Choose "picture". Select the image you wish to insert. Now the image will be inserted into the document with no alt text (Please require everyone to type in alt text when inserting an image). Now with a screen reader, it is impossible to get to the picture menu to add alt text.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please make seeing AI app available in Australia and also on Android

                                    This is a brilliant app for users with vision impairments, reading and mobility difficulties. Please enable access in Australia

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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A Utility For Identifying Words With Multiple Spellings That Sound the Same

                                      As a blind writer and editor, my biggest challenge is homonyms and homophones. Current tools allow me to proof for all other aspects of copy, but not this one. Grammar check catches selected ones like it’s verses its, which is helpful. What would be ideal, is a utility that flags every word in a document that is a homonym or homophone, pops up a window with very brief definitions, and lets you verify which spelling you want. It would also be helpful if you could enter exceptions, words you’re confident you already know, in order to streamline the process. Of…

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Add a function to be able to choose to NOT save sent items in your sent folder.

                                        It would be nice, like in Outlook on a PC, if you could have the option to NOT automatically save sent email (saved in sent folder). Many of us in my office do not like to automatically save sent email. If it's critical, I just cc myself. I was able to do this when I was on a PC. Mac does not give that option.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Website for updating to Windows 10 for accessibility tech users.

                                          When I attempted to use the down load button on the disability webpage to allow disabled users great to Windows 10 for free my screen reader could not activate the button and I tried several screen readers including jaws are the creators update and the new improved narrator in the fall creators update as part of the insider program.

                                          5 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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