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  1. 2 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • im using high contrast mode and when in the 'ease of access' settings the texted is not visible next to the tick boxes. Is this irony?

      im using high contrast mode and when in the 'ease of access' settings the texted is not visible next to the tick boxes. Is this irony?

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        1 comment  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • This last upgrade took away my ability to enlarge the letters. I don't need the whole screen magnified, I just need the letters bigger!

        This last upgrade took away my ability to enlarge the letters. I don't need the whole screen magnified, I just need the letters bigger!

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update for Users

          Please update the social networking sites include the Skype, Share it, and Imo. That will be very useful to users.

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            1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Natural sounding voices

              If you could have more natural sounding voices for ease of access options. I am a college student, and I have difficulties with learning if I cant hear it and read it and see it, I struggle. When the voices sound synthesized and computerized, I can't focus at all i can only focus on the voice and how irritating it sounds not to be rude at all. But it is almost like nails on a chalkboard and affects me worse than not having the read-aloud option.

              6 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve VoiceOver support for Remote Desktop on macOS.

                When I downloaded Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store, I discovered that the program wasn't very compatible with VoiceOver. I encountered an item that just said "text" when I opened the main window. I was able to find the new button in the toolbar, but I could not figure out how to actually connect to a Windows 7 Professional computer. Many of the buttons that bring up a menu of choices do not work correctly with VoiceOver. I have to press the down arrow followed by enter. If I want to see if the value changed, I have to…

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                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Help folks who inadvertantly have created two accounts and want to combine or eliminate one. This is not covered in the "community forum".

                  Pls give direction on how to combine or eliminate an extra account. I only need one but accidentally created the second one. I want to have only one. This is not covered in the forum.

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                    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support RTT (Real-Time Text, the replacement for TTY) in Skype

                    I'd like to be able to use Skype (home or enterprise versions) as full-feature communications systems. To do that I'd need RTT support. The main differentiator is (possibly optional) real-time chat where each character is sent separately, simultaneously with voice and/or video. But this would also mean support for TTY (with Skype In or Out).

                    Background info:

                    http://www.realtimetext.org/rtt_in_detail
                    https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/60001388386.pdf
                    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=18521
                    https://tap.gallaudet.edu/IPTransition/Real-Time%20Text%20and%20TTY%20interworking%20in%20various%20technical%20environments.pdf

                    6 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Speak toa live person without wait time - some from U.S.

                      See above and
                      apply to people with mental illness.
                      and what is slimline. no explanation no help screen.. No contact no.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Excel eyestrain from glare of white background...

                        There needs to be an option to reduce the default Excel white worksheet color to gray or beige.

                        Please don't suggest using the Windows 'High contrast mode', which is worse. High contrast helps people who need the added contrast for legibility.

                        But for reduced eyestrain, LOWER contrast is needed. A grayish or beige background should be an option for the worksheet cell area -- better yet, allow the user to select their ideal color from a color picker.

                        It's ridiculous that there's a dozen different options for "background" like "Calligraphy", and 3 different options for "theme" (Colorful, Gray, White), but…

                        4 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add accessibility API to apply custom color-shifting filter for color-blindness

                          Hello,
                          I am a software engineer student and I
                          am color-blind.

                          I am currently working on implementing a color-shifting filter for
                          colors specifically tailored for my vision defects.
                          Since on a desktop environment I use Linux, I discovered that I can
                          easily do it in some linux Desktop managers.
                          More technically I developed a GLSL fragment shader that applies a
                          non-linear color shift in the HSV colorspace.

                          I know that currently Windows 10 has some pre-made color-correction
                          filters for color-blindness, but they are too general, and often
                          really "destructive" in the way they makes you able to see the
                          differences…

                          4 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Windows High Contrast  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please consider adding ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITIES to your Microsoft Rewards program. I am a Dog Advocate. The animals NEED our help.

                            Please consider adding ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITIES to your Microsoft Rewards program. The animals need our help worldwide.
                            Offering rewards such as fast foods, etc. unfortunately, only contributes to continuing violence against animals, in slaughtering billions of animals. Stop and think how Microsoft Corporation can be a BIG VOICE for animals in need around the world. There are many, many animal welfare organization's you can list as rewards choices:
                            SOI DOG FOUNDATION
                            FREE KOREAN DOGS
                            DUO DUO PROJECT
                            INTERNATIONAL AID FOR KOREAN ANIMALS
                            FIGHT DOG MEAT
                            STOPPINGTHEDOGANDCATMEATTRADEWORLDWIDE.ORG
                            PETA
                            Thank you for all you CAN do to help our animal friends,
                            Tammy …

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Use a pop-up when you use your cap locks or num lock instead of sound.

                              My keyboard doesn't have a light to tell me my num locks are on. The sound is nice but confusing as to which is on and which is off.
                              Thank You.

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                                1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • One sided hearing

                                I’m a fellow gamer who likes to play lots of multiplayer games with friends. My question or suggestion is this, for the gamers who only hear out of one ear and is completely deaf in the other ear, I can only hear out of my left ear and I’m completely deaf in my right ear. I’m one of these gamers who has a hard time trying to locate a sound in a game for example the Tom Clancy rainbow six siege if I have my character sitting in a room and I hear footsteps I cannot tell where the footsteps…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Regarding Cortana -

                                  It would be very good of you could get Cortana to be more like a "sophia" AI, to be able to hold intelligent conversations and responses.
                                  Further more, after Cortana tells a Joke, a pun, or sings a song, etc. Leave the mic on and leave Corrana LISTENING for a Response or Reply to whatever she just said, did, quoted, etc.
                                  Allow an actual conversation to take place. Let Cortana become more personal and more friend like to people.
                                  You might be asking what are the benefits? How would this benefit people?

                                  Well, in short, a quick answer;
                                  People whom…

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improvements to On-Screen Keyboard

                                    Here are a few suggestions for the on-screen keyboard:

                                    -allow users to add words to the dictionary
                                    -add functionality for "abbreviation expansion" (allowing users to type a few letters that automatically expand into a longer string, such as an e-mail address or phrase)
                                    -allow users to customize the layout and color scheme
                                    -improve word prediction by learning the user's writing style
                                    -emoji!

                                    Thanks!

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Circle (shapes?) and Highlight Text (Straight Line)

                                      The snipping tool is such a great tool! Its gets used numerous times a day, but it is missing just a few critical items.

                                      1. Add the ability to draw a circle (shapes in general?) so that we can draw attention to clicking somewhere etc.

                                      2. Add the ability to highlight in a straight line. I cannot keep my mouse straight as i highlight which looks unprofessional.

                                      3. Add the ability to add text (text boxes?)

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please, make Seeing AI app available in Russian AppStore

                                        Please, we need Seeing AI app available in Russia. AppStore says it is not available for the Russian store.
                                        Thank you

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                                          2 comments  ·  Seeing AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Microsoft Presenter

                                          I am a high school teacher who teaches struggling readers. Besides native English speakers, I have over 30 non-English speakers (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian and Croation), as well as, deaf and hard of hearing students. Your new Microsoft Presenter using the Microsoft Garage Dictate It and Translator Presenter has rocked the world in my classroom!!!! It has leveled the playing field for ALL of my students!!! Learning is now 100% accessible to everyone!!! I can’t wait to train my entire school on how to utilize this invaluable tool!!!

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