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Accessibility option for people with low vision
I was looking in to the different accessibility options that windows has to offer, and I found this cool article https://community.windows.com/en-us/stories/windows-narrator where it explains how to set-up and use Windows Narrator in your computer. ❤ the Microsoft approach on accessibility. What is your favorite accessibility future or what accessibility future you would like to see in Windows?

07/21/2019

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Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?

07/21/2019

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HMD and VR for Windows Mixed Reality
For those of you who have been pondering WMR or for those of you who have WMR... What would you like to see Microsoft doing in this area? I think they lack the catalog of High Quality Games which I don't think will change much since people at Steam, Oculus and VIVE are making programs to allow WMR HMD's (Head Mounted Display) to operate there programs. I personally wouldn't mind seeing some windows only games and XBOX connectivity. How awesome would that be?? It would not kill PS4's VR but with the arcitecture in the XBOX I think it would hurt there monopoly on the market. Tell me or them (Microsoft) what you would like to see.

07/21/2019

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Anyone else miss the old windows phones produced by Nokia?
Okay no disrespect is meant towards Microsoft in anyway or form what so ever. Okay now with this statement out of the way, lets move on towards the main focus as this conversation's title states. So anyway yeah I was wondering if anyone else out there was lucky enough to own, or even use any of the original Window Phones, that were created and produced by Nokia? Don't get me wrong, for what few phones I have tried and even seen sold by Microsoft, we still very nice, fun, and well made, however I feel like they took over the phone market a little to soon. In my opinion they should have either waited a few more years, or at the very least came to some sort of agreement that allowed Nokia to continue building phones. The reason I say this, is because of two reasons. The first of if when Nokia was creating the phones, the were offering way better phone specs, features, and sizes on the market with use with prepaid services than Android and Apple, (And to think Apple still hasn't even bothered creating a cheap affordable device for low to mid low income individuals... talk about being all loyal to their Boujee class of peoples. LOL) And the other reason being, that their top of the line model phones, where created with amazing and not to mention most incredible cameras to still ever be found on a cell phone. For examples of what I am talking about, look at both the AT&T Windows Nokia 1020, (the phone had decent memory, was shaped like a small digital camera, and had a back facing camera that took 41megapixal photos), and the AT&T Windows Nokia 1520, (A pretty well design and durable phone that was bigger than the Note 3 and Note 4 which were the best Android Phones at the time. It had a back facing camera with 20 megapixels). *A Little Fun Fact: It is mainly all thanks to Nokia with their creation of Window Phones, that we have the decent size and as good as quality cheap android phones on the market as we do today. So anyway, does anyone else miss them?

07/21/2019

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4089827

This guide describes the most popular accessibility features of Windows and Microsoft Office. It also covers assistive technology products for Windows and Microsoft Office that are designed for people who are blind or low vision. For a more complete overview d ownload the full guide.. If you have questions related to accessibility, contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk.

https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/project-torino-co

The students at New College Worcester are all blind or with low vision, and they are part of a group of students across the UK who have spent the previous school year beta testing Project Torino, a research project that led to the development of a new product called Code Jumper.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/low-vision-how-to...

I have low vision, and I use a 3rd party program Zoomtext, to magnify my screen. I also need very good contrast, with no interactive, flashy, dim, or transparent stuff on my screen. I will want to turn Aero off.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai

Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects. Download on the App Store. Complete multiple tasks with one app. Switch between channels to tune the description of what’s in front of the camera. Short Text.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2506626

The light version of Outlook Web App is optimized to support users who are blind or who have low vision. Additionally, it supports older web browsers. For more info about the light version of Outlook Web App, see Outlook Web App Light. For more info about accessibility features in Office 365, see Accessibility in Office 365.