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  1. It would be wonderful if we could get a way to completely disable the monitor on laptops (like windows+p used to do on 7).

    All available options currently turn the screen off, but any key press brings it back. Keeping the screen completely turned off is great for us blind users who don't use it at all, since it offers privacy, saves battery, and means we don't need to change brightness settings whenever somebody else needs to use the machine.

    12 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Letting screenreaders read the Settings information

      Some details or information on the Settings screen cannot be read by a screenreader. Some way, it has to be expressed that the data has to be accessed. It just can't be read by either Narrator, the screenreader or the JAWS mode. Was trying to find my "Last Backup date" and it only gave me buttons to backup and such, though the information was there on that same page.

      6 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Eye Control: Open up the operating system to all alternative access users.

        It's exciting that the operating system may be opened up for eye-gaze users, as a built in feature, but....

        What about head-tracker users?
        What about non-Tobii eye-tracker users?
        What about other pointer controlling AT devices?
        What about switch users?

        Would be magical to open things up for a much vaster array of users, rather than curtail to one narrow area. Please do it. :)

        16 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Narrator on 64-bit systems should be able to use 32-bit TTS voices

          Currently, on 64-bit Windows, Narrator can use only TTS voices that have 64-bit support. Most (if not all) newer voices do have 64-bit support. But there are older TTS voices, that have only 32-bit support. They can be installed on 64-bit Windows and used by programs that support them. But Narrator on 64-bit Windows does not support them and can't use them. The ideal solution would be to ask the developers of the TTS voices in question to add 64-bit support to them. But most of those TTS voices are abandoned (no longer developed) and the chance to get an…

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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • what about more control!

            Don't make it too difficult for other folks

            4 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Shading for outlook all day events needs to be darker so I can clearly see I am busy

              Make all day event in a darker shade or different colour so I don't double book myself

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit support pages for good accessibility behaviour

                Hello,

                having searched & read to page 5 I can't see this comment. I hope it's not pedantic?

                I am heartened to see a more cohesive and fuller set of accessibility support pages by MSoft (Sept. 2017) however,,,

                Descriptive links are not used on this 2016 page but should be (example: "here" used multiple times):

                https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2016/10/19/accessibility-in-the-classroom-tools-that-impact-my-students/

                This is concept explained on a separate page:

                https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Get-accessible-templates-for-Office-ca086caa-2bd2-4ac8-8c12-4cd495bd4d76?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

                "Hyperlink information: Mostly, users don’t find clear and accurate information about the hyperlinks inserted in a document, spreadsheet or presentation. The accessible templates include appropriate description about the hyperlinks. For example, click here hyperlink is…

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Project - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Closed Captioning for all Microsoft videos

                  Please provide Closed Captioning for all Microsoft videos in the Microsoft Educator Community making all content more widely accessible.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow people to downlaod apps without the microsoft acount

                    Allowing people to download apps without having a Microsoft acount

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                      2 comments  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve focus on Edge's notification bar

                      When the notification bar pops up, i use ALT+N to navigate, then cannot see the focus so I have no idea that navigation was successful. Add color and larger borders to the focus element!

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Simplify web access bar for Tobii

                        The current eye gaze system for internet access is very complicated for users who are developmentally delayed or inexperienced with mouse selections. There should be a more simplified way of moving around the internet. Picture symbols would be great!

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • More eye gaze apps for tablets!

                          There are tons of apple apps but being an Android family, they are of no use to us. Can we get more options for eye gaze apps (games and learning) that aren't apple-based??

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • narrator on log on screen

                            as of now, narrator only starts after typing the password. but I wish, it should launch automatically on log on screen too. I've already enabled start narrator automatically under setting>ease up access center.

                            9 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • bring back being able to email microsoft.. not all of us have the time for other ways

                                getting office has done something to other apps on my computer .. wher they wont open ..

                                5 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please require alt text when inserting an image into an office document

                                  Go into Microsoft Word, clock on the insert menu. Click on image and select an image. Once you press OK, the image is inserted into a document with no prompting for alt text. Most of the world has no idea what alt text is.

                                  Please add either another required field to the insert dialogue that says "please describe the image" or "please describe the image to a blind person" that will be alt text, or have a second dialogue pop up after the insert image dialogue that requires alt text before the image can be inserted.
                                  These fields can have…

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) with its Color Contrast Analyzer to work with the Edge browser, (paciellogroup)

                                    The WAT toolbar by Paciello group is on GitHub but no longer updated; the key features needed: Color Contrast Analyzer and structure tools such as the tab indicator, display of tab order, display of headings.

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A Utility For Identifying Words With Multiple Spellings That Sound the Same

                                      As a blind writer and editor, my biggest challenge is homonyms and homophones. Current tools allow me to proof for all other aspects of copy, but not this one. Grammar check catches selected ones like it’s verses its, which is helpful. What would be ideal, is a utility that flags every word in a document that is a homonym or homophone, pops up a window with very brief definitions, and lets you verify which spelling you want. It would also be helpful if you could enter exceptions, words you’re confident you already know, in order to streamline the process. Of…

                                      13 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • MICROSOFT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A DISGRACE

                                        I am posting on this forum as a desperate attempt. I would like to make an official complaint but despite my best efforts I cannot find the relevant information.
                                        I purchased a £900+ Microsoft surface in January 2017, for my studies. And within the first weeks of usage I believed it to be faulty. Because, my battery bar would indicate I had 100% battery but the amount of usage time would state 8hrs whereas 10 minutes later my battery would be at 70% and have 21 hours of battery life according to the screen but would die within 4 hours.…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a function to be able to choose to NOT save sent items in your sent folder.

                                          It would be nice, like in Outlook on a PC, if you could have the option to NOT automatically save sent email (saved in sent folder). Many of us in my office do not like to automatically save sent email. If it's critical, I just cc myself. I was able to do this when I was on a PC. Mac does not give that option.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessiiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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