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      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • NEW skype version 8, put back the 2 status options taken away, everyone I know, is not happy they are not included in the NEW Skype.

        New Skype version 8 has removed 'away' and 'invisible' - please put them back, Everyone I know is resisting the new up-date, and staying with 'classic' as long as possible. The new version should have more options, not less. Everyone is used to them, why were they removed?
        'away' still allows messages to pass through, 'do not disturb' and off-line do not ... ? Green / Yellow / Red and OFF, what is the problem?
        VOTE - we want them back.

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          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Outlook 2016 expanded preview Of Messages

          In outlook 10 that I use at work with JAWS, the messages are read in several preview lines before I have to open it. I don't like the way it has been shortened to only reading 3 lines; it makes the reading of email cumbersome. Please put Outlook back the way it was in Outlook 2010

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            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better Beehive

            I am writing to let you know about my startup working to serve the disability community. Better Beehive is a review application, like yelp, except for the disability community to review businesses and organizations based on their accessibility, empowerment and inclusion of the disability community. A Buzz review is reserved for a disability-friendly entity, and a STING is for the opposite. All reviews are reviewed by the site administrator as a safety measure to make sure only helpful feedback is left on the site. The genuine intent is to create a win-win situation for both businesses and the disability community.…

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              1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add touch area for next and previous page for pdfs in Microsoft Edge

              For pdfs in Microsoft Edge, alongside swiping left and right for page navigation, there should also be touch areas at the edge of the screen to navigate back and forth between pages. The touch area can be a square down in the corners, or they could be defined as rectangles somewhere along the edge.

              E.g look at the Amazon kindle devices.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I’m trying to access my hotmail account. I have not been on this account for I’m not even sure how long. The password that I used for this ?

                I’m trying to get into my Hotmail account but haven’t been very successful. 4 years ago I was in a horrific accident and now I suffer from memory issues. Anyways I used the same password to get into my laptop that I used for my Hotmail account and I really need help getting my account information. Can anybody please please please help me??

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                  3 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Users who are legally blind have a depth issue and in turn cannot see any 3-D. How can we make this accessible for legally blind users

                  Users who are legally blind have a depth issue and in turn cannot see any 3-D. How can we make this accessible for legally blind users

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                    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • equalizer in Windows

                    Make Windows more accessible to hard of hearing persons.
                    So that it be adjusted to the hearing loss of the user.

                    2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show as Out of Office shading - Outlook 2016

                      The shading for the Show as Out of Office needs to be much darker in Outlook 2016, just as it was in earlier versions. It is very annoying that you are no longer able to scan the calendar for out of office days due to the color change.

                      7 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Faster mouse pointing by combining eye and head tracking

                        I noticed that with the current mouse pointer it's common to be off by about an inch even when the device is calibrated. There is a second mode offering a precision mouse pointer where I can move the mouse more precisely by looking at direction arrows. However, this is a fairly slow process requiring multiple steps.

                        Instead, I would like to propose an improvement that allows for faster and more precise clicking. It works by combining both eye tracking and head tracking. The eye tracker is used for fast warps across the screen and get to you within an inch…

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please allow Outlook 2016 to say "message"

                          I am trying to make Outlook 2016 the best screen reader it can be for people who are blind or visually impaired, or for others with disabilities.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix your online accessory... I keep getting a loop.. I want to close one account but the program WILL NOT LET ME !!!

                            I have been trying for SEVERAL days to close an account, and I keep getting in a loop. The email on file is closed, removed, gone. I want to change my account password and my EMAIL ADDRESS !!!! but your program will not let me. So now I'll now have to pay 10.00 BECAUSE of your program..

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                              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When will Soundscape be available for Android?

                              Release Soundscape for Android

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Soundscape  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide an option to make the mouse cursor/insertion point centered in full screen when magnified.

                                Providing an option for making the mouse cursor centered when moving around the screen would negate the need for ZoomText; additionally, I'd want the functionality to apply to centering the screen around the insertion point when typing.

                                There has already been an idea posted here:
                                https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/17819389-improve-magnification-make-it-more-apple-like

                                But it seems the "- Add an option to center the mouse in the zoom area (full screen mode)" has been ignored

                                3 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

                                  please extend the free upgrade window 10 for accessibility users

                                  8 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order: 1. provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

                                    In the Accessibility Checker, on reading order warnings: Provide option to auto-order starting from title and then top left to bottom right

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Mac için Publisher

                                      biz öğrencilerin ödev ve proje çalışmalarında yapacağımız sunum çalışmalarında bu uygulama kolay ve yararlı olmaktadır. Ancak Mac pc lerde publisher çalışmamaktadır.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public.

                                        I suggest that, if possible, you should find a way to identify disabled people, and offer windows 10 free, but without having it public. I think that it should work with a link sent through mail, or a key, if you don't want healthy people to use the free option.
                                        There are people like me, who were under a rock or so, and found out only recently that windows 10 was released. Sadly, not all countries give disabled people enough money to get windows licences. That's why I ask, if possible, for those people to get help. Right now i'm…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Gaze Speak available as download in South Africa

                                          Per information on this website- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gazespeak-1.pdf

                                          You have developed an app eye gaze.

                                          We have however tried all avenues to download this to assist with my father in law that due to his condition cannot speak. We live in South Africa so not sure why not available here?

                                          If you could send us a link where we can download this on an I-Pad

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                                            2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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