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Request/suggestion for a specified sound for system updates
This morning I experienced a download which (for whatever reason) did not complete. So, I used settings and downloaded again. 😀 All went well. However, I would not have known that there was a special icon at the bottom of my screen indicating 'attention' except for a family member mentioning this. For the future releases is it possible to include sounds which assist the visually impaired to respond to 'system attentions' 🤔 - would be helpful # JustAsking 😀
Quick Start Guide to Windows 10
Whether you’re picking up a Windows device for the first time or you’re a long-time computer user transitioning from Windows 7, here’s what you need to get up and running on Windows 10 quick and easy.
Office Lens and Immersive Reader
One of my favorite accessibility tools to use with my family is immersive reader and Office Lens in OneNote. My mom only speaks Spanish and sometimes she find flyers or information in papers that she can’t understand. I tough her how scanning a paper through office lens and saving it in her OneNote allows her to then translate the content to Spanish. She even practices her English pronunciation with Immersive Reader. Did anyone else knew you could do that? How else have you all use this?
Edge side scroll bar
I wonder how many users actually find the thin scrollbar at the side easier to use than the normal wider, fixed width type? Personally, I find it fiddly and irritating. Yes, I could use the older browser or a different brand, but this feature is hardly a accessibility advantage, is it. Personally, if I was designing the feature, I would retain the tried and trusted wider type and make it semi-transparent. The user would always be able to see the scrollbar, access it quickly and easily and still see anything under it. Perhaps MS should offer the option of 'keep it thick' by default and see how many users change it to 'thin but expanding' as it is now.
Support options for individual Special Needs users?
OTHER THAN high level large enterprise support contracts - And other than paying some high hourly fee, or a high per call fee, regardless of problem resolution > What Microsoft support options are available for . . . 1> . . . the work needs of any single small business and/or professional user? 2> . . . the special and unique personal and work related needs of the single business and/or professional user? For the purpose of this discussion . . . 1> "SUPPORT" requires an assigned personal contact (a human). All other support tools (internet resources, documents, AI chat, forums, etc) are part of a comprehensive package, and improve service while limiting total personal cost. However, a human element is required for consistency and trust worthiness of the support. 2> The special and unique needs involve Cognitive disabilities of the otherwise functional professional worker. The challenge of cognitive disability in this context requires attention (beyond product capabilities) to product usability, learnability, special training, product structure, and adaptability to the unique special needs of the individual. Cognitive and learning disabilities most often involve overlapping issues with adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD,ADD-inattentive type), Depression, Trust issues, OCD, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar and/or Manic episodes. Additionally, normal difficulties that accompany age, exacerbate prior difficulties, such as prior lifelong Adult ADD and depression. 3> It is expected that a combination of tools and enforced (yet customized) structure can assist the challenged functional professional; improving quality of work and life, work / personal life balance, health (reduction of stress, reduction of anxiety and coincident issues worsened by work stress). This allows the aging challenged individual to remain productive, successful, and confident of contributions, empowering the individual to continue work successfully and staving off self-imposed "forced" retirement.
Starting Magnifier Before or After Sign-in
Magnifier is an accessibility tool that allows you to enlarge your screen to see things bigger. If you want to allow your computer to start Magnifier automatically: 1. Press WINDOWS LOGO + U. 2. Click Magnifier. 3. Do the following: - If you want to start Magnifier after you sign in, click to put a tick in the box on "Start Magnifier after sign-in". - If you want to start Magnifier before you sign in, click to put a tick in the box on "Start Magnifier before sign-in for everyone". This is useful if you're sharing your computer with another user.
Smile, A great new innovation to make CC work with the mic..
Would it be so awesome to make a game/platform work along side with the microphone as is in using "CC" as some would know what that means, it refers to Close captions that most see on their T.V. or Roku, etc. Having this would open up a much needed device for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing world, just think that Microsoft would be the first in doing so...it is a major plus for those who now are in a HUGE multi-player realm playing as a soldier or any team/squad games, you would be doing the deaf/HH world a huge favor, just because we can not hear does not make us any less but a unique person who is able to uses their loss as a gain in being much more in-depth in their surroundings...therefore you would open up a whole new frontier in doing so...Thanks for reading this....
Value of Microsoft Games and Tools
On a scale of O-150 for Alzheimer's I am 120 and my Doctors are amazed at how well I am doing. I tell them it is because I spend 3 plus hours a day on my computer doing challenging puzzles, games and word games. I read a legal and medical article ( I was a crime victim advocate for 20 plus years and retired from a surgeons office. The products I have found through Microsoft are invaluable for me. I just wish I could track my progress. Is that possible in the future? And the variety of games for us "older" challenged helps! Thank you
Why ? Have not anyone come up with a solution...?
Hello...Greeting smile!! Yes, that is a question, Why not ? Just think of the powerful impact this would have... 1. To be able to use headset/mic in a gaming world,working with the "CC" that is short for "Close Captions", as you see on most T.V. platforms for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing world. But, does it end there, NO it does not... 2. While yet it is a small spectrum of people who rely on having to read lips or a simple text messages on their phones/T.V. It does not stop there, for example...one could be of a different nationality ,not knowing the language/s of whom they are trying to listen to and how to gain a understanding of... could simply put on the headset with a mic, and presto the language/s can be understood by both parties, because of the languages barrier/s is now understood as a 'minor obsequy"....Now no longer is there a barrier to not understand a unknown language/s. 3. Or simply wanting to have no sound, but just a text messages ,and a piece of mind knowingly that you will have a record of the conversation/s with... *the market is open to something new and bold. Why not give this a starter in an known format as in CC. Thank you for reading this, And please help those who have great ideas...to better the world now and tomorrow.
Six ways Minecraft can help kids and adults learn
Seems a lot of kids - and many adults - are playing Minecraft. Why? Beneath its blocky appearance is a sophisticated and fun game that any age can learn from.
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Microsoft accessibility overview. There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. Read on to find out how people at home, school, and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.
Provides a centralised location where you can adjust accessibility settings and programs. You can also get recommendations for settings to make your PC easier to see, hear and use. Magnifier. Magnifies the screen or a portion of the screen to make text, images and objects easier to see. On-Screen Keyboard
Accessibility features allow an application to provide an appropriate experience for users of Assistive Technology. Starting with .NET Framework 4.7.1, the .NET Framework includes a large number of accessibility improvements that allow developers to create accessible applications. Accessibility switches
As we pursue our mission of empowering every person on the planet, we want to share what we've learned about accessibility with our suppliers. Whether you are just starting out and need basic disability etiquette or want to test code to the latest standards, check out these helpful resources. These ...