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  1. Put a chat on line

    a chat online to solve problems inmediately

    9 votes
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    • 3D audio events

      Hi, I'd like it if Narrator's audio events were 3d, so that we could know where things are on the screen as we move to them. This could also include progress bars, updating from left to right, as it is visually.

      6 votes
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      • Windows 10 Backup drive selection appears white on white in dark mode

        In Windows 10 Backup (WINDOWS+i then update and security then backup). When "Add a drive" is chosen, a menu appears with all attached suitable backup drives. If Windows "app mode" is set to dark (Settings - personalisation - colors - choose an app mode), then the list of backup drives appears white on white.

        5 votes
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        • Create new Outlook rule action to "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar" for individual mailbox accounts

          Please create new Outlook rule action option to "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar" for individual mailbox accounts.

          4 votes
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          • 6 votes
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              Hello Kay,

              Thank you for reaching out to us with your suggestion. In order to help you further, we would like some more specifics as to what you looking for. As you may no, with Word and PowerPoint, that there are ribbons that are dedicated to shapes. Now there is a way to set up macros that will produce the same effct of what you’re generally looking for. However, I’m gathering that this would be too cumbersome. So is it safe to assume that you’re looking for actual hardware to handle this functionality? If that’s the case, can you give us more specifics as to what the dificulties you’re encountering are and what you want to see, so we can investigate this further?

              Again, thank you for reaching out to us with your suggestion. It’s our mission to help those with verious disabilities to access our products with greater ease…

            • Make the Narrator keyboard commands mimic two of the most popular screen readers JAWS or NVDA. This would make it easier to switch between t

              Make the Narrator keyboard commands mimic two of the most popular screen readers JAWS or NVDA. This would make it easier to switch between the different screen readers. Narrator is starting to show some potential but as it becomes more useful it may be too difficult to use if the commands are to difficult to remember.

              13 votes
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              • Add customizability to narrator output options

                TL:DR
                -Control voice speed by words per minute instead of arbitrary % value

                -Highlight each word as it's voiced. Allow pausing, rewind (e.g. 10 words, 1 sentence.) and skipping ahead. Read mode where successive paragraphs are immediately started after the previous completes itself.

                -More options to enable or disable actions which cause voice output (e.g. don't read paragraphs/only read paragraphs on screen, not windows names etc.)

                Hi,

                I think narrator is really excellent and you've done a great job making it. Thanks!

                I have some suggestions for features, I expect they may be considered already, but I think they would…

                7 votes
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                • Creating new lists for mail merges is not accessible

                  I like to use the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word. When I attempt to create a new list with the Alt+M,R,N key tip or edit an existing list with the alt+M,
                  R,E key tip, I get an accessible dialog box. When I tab through the fields. I don't get an indication of what fields I'm editing. Also, the buttons to add new entries, cancel and ok buttons aren't in the tab order.

                  4 votes
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                  • Outlook Fixed Zoom for Reading Pane

                    When viewing Outlook in the "Compact View", please fix the zoom slider so that one can set it to a specific zoom instead of having to adjust the slider for each email.

                    I have found a macro that I can use to fix the zoom in emails I open, but it is easier to just view many of them in the reading pane.

                    2 votes
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                    • Please allow scrreen readers to fully read Windows Runtime applications like the Cortana search box

                      Apparently Microsoft just made a security decision to block any application, even a trusted screen reader, from injecting its code into any WinRT application.
                      This includes Windows core components like the start menu, settings app and Microsoft Edge. This also means windows store apps as well.

                      This greatly reduces accessibility in all these essential apps and in particular edit boxes. We are pretty much writing silently and there is no sound for when we misspelled something or when a suggestion comes up.
                      Microsoft is moving more and more to having all their apps and components be packaged like this, so…

                      15 votes
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                      • The Alarms & Clock app

                        The Alarms & Clock app should be immediately familiar if you’ve ever used a smartphone. It allows you to set alarms, use a world clock, and has a timer and stopwatch functionality integrated. It goes without saying that this universal app would probably be most useful on a smartphone or smaller tablet, but it’s still available and included on the desktop.

                        5 votes
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                        • give me a live voice to talk with

                          i need to talk to a person not a machine

                          4 votes
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                          • give win10 the ability to have a thicker coloured border around Windows like in win7

                            give win10 the ability to have a thicker coloured border around Windows like in win7

                            this would be extremly helpful for visually impaired users

                            6 votes
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                            • Make the command lines work better with screen readers, including the new Bash client for developers

                              The current command line works pretty good, but there are two major problems that showed up particularly in windows 10:
                              1. You need to use the review cursor to read the command line. This is OK, but not novice friendly and has always been the case.
                              2. When one has "speak typed characters on" or "speak typed words on" I will hear new output spelled to me rather than read normally. This is beyond aggravating!
                              Next, the new Bash client acts like the command line, but when using things like SSH, Nano or Vim, it acts a little strangely.
                              For…

                              11 votes
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                              • 2 votes
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                                • make narrator automatically switch voice based on the language of the text

                                  it would be very useful if the new mobile core voices can be language aware, so that an English voice would speak English text, the Arabic one would only read Arabic text, etc.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Windows 10 violates

                                    FTR'' I love the new win10. Windows 10 violates good Old fashion privacy, on one note am on my Own Time, not on yours . I CANT STOP YOU FORM UPDATEING '' I Ask one Thing and one Thing ONLY, give the People A Voice to Vote ! on this Yes/ for you. No/ I will updated on my own time. Ps this was just on my chest had to get it off. Thanks for your time, keep up the good work to "all of you" making Microsoft for what it is to day and for tomorrow...

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Inconsistent accessibility features in Edge and other MS apps

                                      I was directed to come here by customer support. I had to install Windows 7 on a different hard drive just to post this! I have been a member of the "insider" program since February 14th 2015.
                                      I have a spinal cord injury which renders my hands and arms useless. I have been disabled for 25 years. I worked with Mark Novak, at the University of Wisconsin Weisman Center, on the original Access Pack for MS-DOS and Access Pack for Windows 3.1 which is the forefather of "Ease of Access". I must use a mouthstick or voice recognition to navigate…

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Add alt-text options to Power BI

                                        Currently it's impossible to add alt-text to Power BI, which means dashboards cannot be used by visually impaired persons who rely on screen readers. It also means we cannot use the program for projects that must be ADA compliant.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Please read the texts messages from 62shanna@gmail

                                          Need help with credit card misuse

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