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  1. Make Chinese IME Microsoft Pinyin accesssible to other screen readers

    Only narrator can read candidate item of Chinese input method. Other screen reader cannot get candidate item of Microsoft Pinyin through ITfUIElementSink

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      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Arabic version

      Can anyone let me know plans for seeing AI being available in Arabic please

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        1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • maske youentire system more usable to NON generation x,y.z,millenial computer geeks.I'd willing go back to:manuasl typrewritersd,rotary telr

        I just did,and make it easier to directly speak with a live English speaking human being.Your"virtual system"only puts me into an endless loop and STINKS !!I just want/need Windows 2010,Word 7.0 to function.I do not need or want newer products[and can't afford them on my very limited Social Security];ditto cell phones-I only use them in an emergency and need one that will hold a fully charged unused battery for over a month.From now on I will do more communication by hand writing and postal mailing letters[despite the lousy service of the USPost Office.].Make a system that is also solar flare…

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          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix alarms and clocks. It doesnt work for repeat alarms

          I need the alarms feature to remind me three times a week to take a shot of interferon for MS. Its not working, goes off once, then quits. The disability help desk tried, but it is still the same issue. their call # was 1442799447. I am now shopping for an add on program for this since the built in one hasn't worked. Just FYI.

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          • Color control of OS

            with in windows xp and windows 7 there was UI control of the colors of the OS. I do not see this within windows 10 beyond the High Contrast setting. Which is limiting and prompting me to try and find a 3rd party solution to a feature that was within the previous OS,and allowed the control to be in the users hands. I'd like to see this option to be placed back so support can be made to those with sensitive eye sight.

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              1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Give people who's account has clearly been hacked better access to help not just waiting up to 24 hours for an email reply

              your online team were unable to help me better with an obvious account hack, instead all I could do was email you via outlook and wait up to 24 hours for a response, despite the fact that myself and the technician had established suspicious activity, really Microsoft?? this is the 21st century right?

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              • offer ways to change the pointer and blinking cursor color

                I've created slides with a dark background and light text, but am always losing the pointer and blinking cursor. This is especially tough when I'm editing, but it's also a problem in presenter mode, when I'm trying to toggle between my large font notes and advancing the slides.

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                  1 comment  ·  PowerPoint - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reinstate Classic Theme Engine to restore ability of visually impaired users to have fine grained customisation of OS & App UI appearance

                    The problem is, I can't use Windows 10 without discomfort and symptoms, because you removed the Classic Theme engine after Windows 7. I don't believe this was necessarily good for accessibility and inclusion. It was my "bread and butter" to be able to effectively access previous versions of Windows. The customisability of Windows 10 high-contrast themes is too limited for my visual access needs. The Windows UI needs to be open to full user customisation and be fully user-adaptable through the use of CSS.

                    Please extend the support life for Windows 7 and put the classic theme engine (with full…

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Cortana and Narrator to work together without them both talking on top of one another.

                        Narrator and Cortana talk on top of each other when I use both at the same time.

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Narrator to unmute the system sound device

                          Narrator should check the system output device when ever it is activated. If the sound device is muted, Narrator should automatically unmute it and set the volume to a value such as 50% so that it is audible. If the sound device is working properly, Narrator should do nothing and start normally. This would be a great help when trying to work with a system where the sound was muted. By pressing Control+Windows+Enter, the screen reader starts and the sound device is unmuted and set to a relatively high volume.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "message list" "outlook for mac"

                            I am an Escalation Lead in Microsoft CSS and received an escalation this past week regarding Accessibility Features that are not working properly in Outlook for Mac. There are Font configuration options that are supposed to make the Message List and emails more readable for visually impaired users; however, the customer reports that the settings are not being retained. They reset back to defaults. This is a major issue for this customer's ongoing use of our products. Thanks!

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                              3 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • OneNote for Android

                              Guys, please include more functions to OneNote. I don't understand why iOS version of OneNote differs from Android so much. It is ridiculous. 

                              They have a variety of pen/pencil options, inserting pdf options, shape corrections etc. Please for the love of god include all these to OneNote. I'm not having the same experience of using OneNote in school as compared to my friends using iOS. Please, please, please include them for Android.

                              Yours sincerely,

                              OneNote fan boy

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                                1 comment  ·  OneNote - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I will like the SEEING AI

                                I will like the SEEING AI application loaded into smart-glasses or devices that can be attached to other glasses.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • turkish phonetic notification problem

                                  While the characters are declared phonetically, English words are used (bravo, delta). Turkish phonetic characters should be used instead (bursa, denizli).
                                  In addition, while the picture is made in the detailed description of the picture content is not in Turkish, English is done.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • problems is narrator and turkish microsoft voice

                                    I'm using Windows 10.
                                    Microsoft's Turkish male voice has some problems.
                                    First of all, the sound is not clear enough. Looks like the explosions ahead and the wind.
                                    Turkish voice, the sound of characters (letters, numbers, etc.) The sound is thicker than the normal speech sounds.
                                    The stopping time of the male voice in the punctuation mark is sometimes too long.
                                    This sound is incorrect in words (x q w) with English characters. In particular (exe, example) words are ignored x.
                                    Among Turkish speaking users, female voices are higher than male voices. So we have the expectation of a female…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sculpt ergonomic keyboard: Merge numpad into main keyboard

                                      It is too far for one's hands to travel to the right every time, to the separate numeric keypad. ... Otherwise great layout ... Thanks!

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                                      • Narrator and difficult situations

                                        Narrator is becoming more powerful with every windows 10 release. With that being said, here are some things that would make it more valuable. 1. The ability to access advanced settings in windows, as well as bios configurations. There are times when I need to immage on to a USB drive, and I am unable to. 2. The ability for narrator to work with browsers outside Edge and the now outdated internet explorer. 3. Abaility for narrator to work with other applications o outside microsoft. 3. The abaility for narrator to work with complex web applications that offer chat functionality.4.…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give BETTER help & advice to disabled people. Take over facebook too, as we would be able to get help easier

                                          It would be great if microsoft took over facebook. It would be better run & if us disabled people had a problem, we would get a better & quicker result in getting problems sorted out, unlike at present with facebook. They just do not respond to anything. Microsoft has ALWAYS put customers first, unlike facebook, they only care about themselves.

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