Use a screen reader to upload documents and set their properties on Docs.com

You can use keyboard shortcuts and a screen reader to upload documents to Docs.com, which is a great tool for showcasing and discovering Office documents for free.

Note: When you use Docs.com, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer as your browser. Learn more about Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts.

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Move to the Publish page on Docs.com

  1. Navigate to Docs.com, and sign in with your Office 365 account. Or sign in to your Office 365 account, and open the Docs.com app.

  2. To turn on the Accessibility view, press the Tab key until you hear “Accessibility view, Link.” Press Enter.

  3. To move to the Publish link, press the Tab key until you hear “Publish, Link.” Press Enter.

Upload documents from your computer

  1. Move to the Publish page on Docs.com.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Import from computer, Button.” Press Enter.

  3. In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, do the following:

    • Press the Tab key until the focus is on the folders and files in the Choose File to Upload dialog box. You hear the name of one of the folders or files.

    • To move between and select folders and files, use the arrow keys. As you select each folder or file, you hear the folder’s name.

    • When you hear the name of a folder you want to open, press Enter. Repeat this procedure until you find the folder that contains your file.

    Note: To go up a level in the folder hierarchy, press the Backspace key.

  4. To upload your file from the currently selected folder, use one of the following two methods:

    • Keep selecting folders and files until you hear the name of your file. Then, press Enter.

    • If you know the name of the file you want to upload, press F6 until the focus is in the File name box and you hear “File name.” Then, type the file name and press Enter.

  5. As Docs.com uploads the document, you hear “Publish,” followed by the name of the document.

  6. Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it.

Upload documents from a website

You can upload Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, or PDFs from a website and publish them on Docs.com.

  1. Move to the Publish page on Docs.com.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Enter or paste a URL.”

  3. Type the URL you want to use. Press Enter.

  4. As Docs.com uploads the document, you hear “Publish,” followed by the name of the document.

  5. Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it.

Upload documents from Office Mix

  1. Move to the Publish page on Docs.com.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Import from Office Mix, Button.” Press Enter.

  3. To select an Office Mix document, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the document you want to upload. Press Enter.

  4. As Docs.com uploads the document, you hear “Publish,” followed by the name of the document.

  5. Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it.

Upload documents from Sway

  1. Move to the Publish page on Docs.com.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Import from Sway, Button.” Press Enter.

  3. To select a Sway document, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the document you want to upload. Press Enter.

  4. As Docs.com uploads the document, you hear “Publish,” followed by the name of the document.

  5. Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it.

Upload documents from OneNote

  1. Move to the Publish page on Docs.com.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Import from OneNote, Button.” Press Enter.

  3. To select a OneNote document, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the document you want to upload. Press Enter.

  4. As Docs.com uploads the document, you hear “Publish,” followed by the name of the document.

  5. Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it.

Set the properties for a document immediately after you upload it

  1. To set the various properties for a document immediately after you’ve uploaded it, press the Tab key until you hear each of the following:

    • “Title.” Type the title of the document.

    • “Author.” Type the name of the author of the document.

    • “Description.” Type a description for the document.

    • “Background image.” To select From this document, default, or custom, press the arrow keys. To insert the image from your computer, press the Tab key until you hear “Choose image” and then press Enter. You hear “Computer, Button.” Press Enter. In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, navigate to the image and insert it.

    • “Visibility.” Press Spacebar. Press the arrow keys to select Organization, Public, Private or Limited. Press Spacebar.

      Tip: The visibility properties vary by the type of Office 365 account.

    • “Allow comments about your document.” If the check box for this property is selected, you hear “Checked.” If it isn’t, you hear “Unchecked.” To toggle between Checked and Unchecked, press Spacebar.

    • “Allow others to download your document.” If the check box for this property is selected, you hear “Checked.” If it isn’t, you hear “Unchecked.” To toggle between Checked and Unchecked, press Spacebar.

    • “Creative Commons Attribution – CC BY license.” If the check box for this property is selected, you hear “Checked.” If it isn’t, you hear “Unchecked.” To toggle between Checked and Unchecked, press Spacebar.

    • “License.” Press the arrow keys until you hear the name of the license you want to select.

    • “Tags.” Type the tags (separated by commas) for the document.

    • “Language.” Press the arrow keys until you hear the language you want to select.

  2. To save the document properties, press the Tab key until you hear “Save, Button.” Press Enter.

  3. If you didn’t choose a license, you hear “Choose a license.” If you want to use a Creative Commons Attribution – CC BY license, press Enter. If not, press the Tab key until you hear “Not now.” Press Enter.

  4. As you move to your home page for Docs.com, you hear “Docs.com.”

Note: For more information on each document property, refer to Basic tasks on Docs.com.

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