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  1. Surface Duo - Audio Streaming for Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    I hope the Surface Duo team can implement direct audio streaming in Android 10 to hearing aids and the Cochlear Nucleus 7 sound processor for the deaf.

    Apple iOS has had this capability for more than two years and Google Pixels now have it, including the new Pixel 4. No other Android devices have it.

    "With the official release of Android 10, Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL* will be the first Android phones to support direct streaming to ReSound LiNX Quattro™ and Beltone Amaze™ hearing aids and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor.…

    2 votes
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  2. Consider visual needs of highly sensitive persons (HSP)

    After the upgrade from Win7 to Win10 I am encountering accessibility issues with regard to Sound recorder. Highly sensitive persons (15-20% of population) have lower capacities to filter information, so anything that blinks or moves can be very distracting. I am a songwriter and used to quickly record song ideas using the Windows 7 Audiorecorder. Unfortunately, while recording, the Win10 Sound recorder displays big moving circles around the centre recording button. These are visually so distracting that they make me completely forget what I wanted to record and stops my creative process. I cannot even minimise the Sound recorder into…

    1 vote
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  3. WordWeb

    Sou T.E em um colégio onde temos estudante de inclusão que utilizam o word web

    Portanto gostaria de solicitar se possível desenvolver uma opção em que ao pressionar uma tecla do alfabeto é reproduzido o som da letra teclada

    Ex: ao Pressionar A é sai o som da letra A

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. enable the ability to set inprivate browsing as default

    Please let us set inprivate browing to the default, so all tabs open in the secured browser. The completing browsers allow for this already

    1 vote
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  5. UI

    Dear sir/mam it would be kind if you would redesign the UI of windows 10 something similar as
    ( https://youtu.be/GksehGJccqQ ) UI shown in this video .

    1 vote
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  6. Problems creating accessible pdfs with Word 2016 on a mac.

    I have problems creating accessible pdfs from Word 2016 on my mac. The document passes the accessibility checker, but the pdf does not have correct formatting - text is on top of each other.

    I contact the Disability Support desk and they want me to contact Adobe, but I see the problem in Acrobat Pro and in Preview on my mac so I believe the problem is in how the pdf is created by Word. Have others had this problem?

    2 votes
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  7. Seeing AI

    PLEASE make Seeing AI available on Android!!

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  8. There is no way to talk or chat with soneone about ysing Seeing AI. A visually disabled individual is going to have a hard time using email

    Have a phone contact with a Seeing AI expert to help implementation. I am having a difficult time with using all of the catagories. Also I had to buy an IPOD as I use an Android phone. Will it ever be available for Android or does Apple pay Microsoft to make it exclusive for Apple.
    Can someone help me use AI. I am a retired health professional.

    2 votes
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  9. Fading Webinars

    It looks like the webinars are winding down. Will you be continuing them?

    1 vote
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  10. Old look for Edge

    Dear Microsoft,
    The new look of Edge Browser is horrible. If I would want it look like Chrome I would choose Chrome Browser. I don't mind about the Chrome engine and I think it's a good idea but please reconsider the look or at least add the choice for users how they want it to look. I prefer this smooth old look with straight lines and squares not round lines which looks totally like Chrome. You totally killed it by changing its layout.

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  12. Point and click should be available for all the enhancements to the screen

    I am hearing/visually impaired as well as color blind. I find the keyboard commands to access the screen's assistive features too difficult to use. If there was a user tool bar to pull down the features you wish to use using a point-and-click with one's mouse that would be faster and less prone to keyboard errors and searching for keys that are unfamiliar to a sight-impaired user. I cannot use the hearing/listening features very well if at all. The mix of tones is not effective for my level of hearing--moderate to profound loss of tones.

    2 votes
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  13. I have an idea for a video game that does not require joystick functions.

    Please make an Xbox game that does not require the use of a joystick for kids (people) with high cognitive ability but low physical ability. My son uses two switches connected to the adaptive controller; he could maybe use three. Create a fun game where acceleration/forward movement is automatic, and where buttons are used for steering and/or jumping. Do not require backing up; do not make it go too fast. Create a variety of terrains (not tracks - too hard to navigate) with a variety of obstacles to go over/through. There are hardly any games like this on Xbox or…

    3 votes
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  14. Skip navigation Lynda.com from LinkedIn Library All Subjects Search Search Hi Will Publisher 2007 Essential Training Layout Add to P

    A disability helpline is essential. It will be vital to tbi customers for any online tutorials to be executed as though you're training a 3-year-old who never has heard of computers. The huge pay off is tutorial 2,3,4... will serve the tbi client with the feeling of HUGE accomplishment, and a great will to further learn.

    2 votes
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  15. WCAG 2.2.2 - Skype does not give the option to pause, stop or hide GIF images

    Hello,

    One of my coworkers finds it extremely difficult to use Skype due to the nature of the GIF images. They play incessantly and he cannot stop them. There is no mechanism to Pause, Stop or Hide the content. He has resorted to using this method to push the GIF out of the viewport:
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport scuttling message ]
    [ animated GIF viewport…

    15 votes
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  16. provide hotkey for immersive reader view in Edge

    It would be really helpful to have a hotkey to bring up the immersive reader view in the new Microsoft Edge. I will use this feature a lot and want to be able to get to it as quickly as possible when using the keyboard with a screen reader..

    2 votes
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  17. why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive

    why are the icons for word, outlook, calendar, and mail all basically identical at first glance? they should be visually distinctive from each other, especially by color at the very least! It's so frustrating trying to switch apps and confusing them all for each other.

    2 votes
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  18. Fix Toggle Keys so that the setting actually turns off

    I turned on Toggle Keys once, about four years ago, to see if I liked it. I do not, but the setting persists. I have turned it off in both the newer system settings and the old control panel. I have tried registry edits. I have done everything to stop Toggle Keys from playing a tone, but every single time I turn on my computer or wake it from sleep, that setting is back on.

    2 votes
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  19. Seeing AI on Android

    Seeing AI is a fantastic app! Please make it available on Android platform.

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  20. Eye Control stops functioning after using eye control mouse to select

    After updating to Windows 1903 Eye Control has started to not operate after using it for a short period.
    After using Eye Control for a while, it stops responding after using the Eye Control mouse to select something. The Tobii sensor and eye movement is still operating correctly on Tobii, but Eye Control does not pick up the eyes gazing at the Eye Control Launchpad. The only way to fix it is get somebody to turn off Eye Control and then turn Eye Control back on. (Tobii remains on all the time). It operates ok for some time (30 min…

    2 votes
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