Learn how to navigate To-Do using accessible features

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Notes: 

  • This topic assumes you're using the iOS built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.

  • This topic assumes that you are using an iPhone. Navigation and gestures might be different for an iPad.

To-Do for iOS is designed to work with accessibility features that are built in to iOS devices. For example, you can turn on VoiceOver, Zoom, and Dictate. To learn how to set preferences and to make it easier to use To-Do with built-in accessibility features, refer to Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365. To find help for doing tasks in To-Do for iOS, refer to Accessibility support in To-Do.

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Get to know the To-Do for iOS layout

My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. In the top left corner of the view, there's the Sidebar button. In the top right corner, there's the Suggestions button.

Below the buttons, a Suggestions notification bubble is displayed if you have, for example, tasks that are due today or left over from yesterday. To check the tasks, swipe left until you hear "Review" and then double-tap the screen.

If there are no notifications, there's an uneditable My Day heading row. The current date is displayed below the heading.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items for the day. To navigate through the list, swipe left or right. VoiceOver announces the items on the list and their status. To mark an item completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen.

At the bottom of the My Day view, there's the Add a to-do item button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Suggestions view

To go the Suggestions view, in the My Day view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. VoiceOver announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader.

Sidebar view

To navigate to the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar button" and then double-tap the screen. You hear: "Collapsed sidebar." A menu displaying all your task lists opens. To move on the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader.

Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the name of the list you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

In the top left corner of the list view, there's the Sidebar button. In the top right corner, there's the List options button.

Below the buttons, there's a heading row displaying the list name.

Below the heading row, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. All your to-do items, or tasks, are displayed in this list. To move through the tasks, swipe left or right. VoiceOver announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader.

On the bottom of the list view, there's the Add a to-do item button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Navigate using touch

Here are some useful gestures for navigating the To-Do app using touch:

  • To move between the items and landmarks on the screen or in a list, swipe left or right with one finger.

  • To select an item or an action, double-tap the screen.

  • To explore what's on the screen, place your finger on the screen and slowly drag it around. VoiceOver announces the items as you reach them. When you hear the name of the item you want to select, lift your finger and double-tap.

  • To exit the search pane and dismiss the search mode in the Sidebar view, swipe a letter "z" with two fingers.

To learn more about the VoiceOver gestures, refer to Commands and Gestures and Using VoiceOver Gestures.

See also

Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader

Notes: 

  • This topic assumes you're using the Android built-in screen reader, TalkBack.

  • This topic assumes that you are using an Android phone. Navigation and gestures might be different for a tablet.

The To-Do for Android app works with accessibility features in your Android phone, such as TalkBack and Magnification gesture. To learn how to set preferences and to make it easier to use To-Do with built-in accessibility features, refer to Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365. To find help for doing tasks in To-Do for Android, refer to Accessibility support in To-Do.

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Get to know the To-Do for Android layout

My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. In the top left corner of the view, there's the Sidebar button. In the top right corner, there's the Suggestions button.

Below the buttons, a Suggestions notification bubble is displayed if you have, for example, tasks that are due today or left over from yesterday. To check the tasks, swipe right until you hear "Review" and then double-tap the screen.

If there are no notifications, there's an uneditable My Day heading row. The current date is displayed below the heading.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items for the day. To navigate through the list, swipe left or right. TalkBack announces the items on the list and their statuses. To mark an item completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen.

On the bottom right corner of the My Day view, there's the Add a to-do button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Suggestions view

To go the Suggestions view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. TalkBack announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader.

Sidebar view

To navigate to the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar button" and then double-tap the screen. A menu displaying all your task lists opens. To move on the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader.

Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the list name you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

In the top left corner of a list view, there's the Sidebar button. In the top right corner, there's the More options button.

Below the buttons, there's a heading row displaying the list name.

Below the heading row, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. All your to-do items, or tasks, are displayed in this list. To move through the tasks, swipe left or right. TalkBack announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader.

At the bottom of the list view, there's the Add a to-do button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Navigate using touch

Here are some useful gestures for navigating the To-Do app using touch:

  • To move between the items and landmarks on the screen or in a list, swipe left or right with one finger.

  • To select an item or an action, double-tap the screen.

  • To open the Global Context Menu for TalkBack options, first swipe from the top of the screen down, and then right.

To learn more about the Talkback gestures, refer to Use TalkBack gestures and Explore by touch in TalkBack.

See also

Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader

Notes: 

  • This topic assumes you're using the Windows built-in screen reader, Narrator.

  • This topic assumes that you are using a Windows Phone. Navigation and gestures might be different for a tablet.

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you could get new features faster, visit When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?.

The To-Do for Windows 10 app works with accessibility features in your Windows Phone, such as Narrator and Magnifier. To learn how to set preferences and to make it easier to use To-Do with built-in accessibility features, refer to Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365. To find help for doing tasks in To-Do for Windows 10, see refer to Accessibility support in To-Do.

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Get to know the To-Do for Windows 10 layout

My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. In the top left corner of the view, there's the Navigation button. In the top right corner, there's the Suggestions button.

Below the buttons, a Suggestions notification bubble is displayed if you have, for example, tasks that are due today or left over from the day before. To check the tasks, swipe right until you hear "Review" and then double-tap the screen.

If there are no notifications, there's an uneditable My Day heading row. The current date is displayed below the heading.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items for the day. To navigate through the list, swipe left or right. Narrator announces the items on the list and their status. To mark an item completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen.

At the bottom right corner of the My Day view, there's the Add a to-do button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Suggestions view

To go the Suggestions view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. Narrator announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader.

Sidebar view

To navigate the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Navigation button" and then double-tap the screen. A menu displaying all your lists opens. To move on the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader.

Task List view

To navigate the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the name of the list you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

On the top left corner of a list view, there's the Navigation button.

Below the button, on the left, there's a heading row displaying the list name, then to the right the Sort button, and the Edit list button.

Below the heading row, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. All your to-do items, or tasks, are displayed in this list. To move through the tasks, swipe left or right. Narrator announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader.

At the bottom of the list view, there's the Add a to-do button. To add an item, double-tap the screen.

Navigate using touch

Here are some useful gestures for navigating the To-Do app using touch:

  • To move between the items and landmarks on the screen or in a list, swipe left or right with one finger.

  • To select an action, double-tap the screen.

  • To quickly edit a task, triple-tap the screen to select the task. The task selected, double-tap the screen with two fingers. The context menu opens. Swipe left or right in the menu until you hear the option you want to select and then double-tap the screen.

  • To explore what's on the screen, place your finger on the screen and slowly drag it around. Narrator announces the items as you reach them. When you hear the name of the item you want to select, lift your finger and double-tap.

To learn more about the Narrator gestures, refer to Narrator keyboard commands and touch gestures.

See also

Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader

The To-Do for Web app works with your browser and the accessibility features on your device, such as the screen reader. To learn how to set preferences and to make it easier to use To-Do with built-in accessibility features, refer to Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365. To find help for doing tasks in To-Do for Web, refer to Accessibility support in To-Do.

Note: We recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your browser when working with To-Do for Web

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On the left side of the screen, there's the Sidebar which is displayed in all views. Press Tab to move in the Sidebar. On the top of the Sidebar, there's the Logged in as button with your account picture and name. To view the login options, press Enter. To the right of the button, there's the Search button. Below these buttons, all your lists are displayed, including My Day. To select a list, press Enter. Below the lists, there's the New list button.

To learn more about lists, refer to Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader.

My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed to the right of the Sidebar.

If you have, for example, tasks that are due today or left over from yesterday, a Suggestions notification bubble is displayed on top of the My Day view. To check the tasks, press Tab until you hear "Review," and then press Enter.

If there are no notifications, there's an uneditable My Day heading row. The current date is displayed below the heading. On the far right from the date, there's the Suggestions button.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items, or tasks, for the day. To navigate through the list, press Tab. Your screen reader announces the items on the list and their statuses. To mark an item completed, press Tab until you hear "Unchecked, Marked as not completed check box," and then press Enter. To open the Details view of a task, press Spacebar or Enter.

Below the task list, there's the Add a to-do field. To add an item, type the task content, then press Tab until you hear "Add button," and then press Enter.

Suggestions view

To go the Suggestions view, press Tab until you hear "Access suggested to-dos via Suggestions button," and then press Enter. To move in the list of suggestions, press Tab. Your screen reader announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader.

Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar, press Tab until you hear the name of the list you want to edit, and then press Enter.

On the left, the Sidebar is displayed. To the right, there's the Task List heading row. To the right of the heading, there are the Sort to-dos button and the List options button.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items, or tasks, in that particular list. To navigate through the list, press Tab. Your screen reader announces the items on the list and their statuses. To mark an item completed, press Tab until you hear "Unchecked, Marked as not completed check box" and then press Enter. To open the Details view of a task, press Spacebar or Enter. To learn more about tasks, refer to Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader.

Below the task list, there's the Add a to-do field. To add an item, type the task content, then press Tab until you hear "Add button," and then press Enter.

Details view

To open the Details view of a task, in the Task List view or in the My Day view, press Enter while on a task. The view opens on the right side of the screen. In this view, you can, for example, set reminders or write notes to a task. To move between the fields in the view, press Tab or Shift+Tab. To close the Details view, press Tab until you hear "Hide detail view button," and then press Enter.

Navigate using keyboard

Here are some useful shortcuts for navigating the To-Do app using the keyboard:

  • To move between the items and landmarks on the screen or in a list, press Ctrl+F6, Tab, or Shift+Tab.

  • To move in lists, press Tab, Shift+Tab, or the Up or Down arrow keys.

  • To select an item or an action, press Enter or Spacebar.

  • To exit a pop-up options group, press Esc.

See also

Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader

Work with suggestions in To-Do with a screen reader

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

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