Use a screen reader to build a team in Project

Use a screen reader to build a team in Project

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Use Project Online with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to build a team. Add a new project member, remove a project member or replace an existing project member with a new one.

Notes: 

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  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

  • When you use Project Online, we recommend that you use Edge as your web browser. Because Project Online runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in the desktop program. For example, you’ll use Ctrl+F6 instead of F6 for jumping in and out of the commands. Also, common shortcuts like F1 (Help) and Ctrl+O (Open) apply to the web browser – not Project Online.

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Add a project member

  1. In the Project view of Project Online, press the Tab key until you hear “Project tab,” and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Build team button,” and press Enter. The Build Team page opens.

  3. The focus is placed on the table of resources selected for the project. You hear: “Selected resources table.” Press Ctrl+F6 to move the focus out of the table.

  4. To go to the table of available resources, press the Tab key until you hear: “Available resources.”

  5. To select a resource to add, press Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key until you hear “Resource name,” and then browse the table rows with the Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow and Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow keys until you hear the name of the resource you want to add. Then navigate back to the chec kbox column by pressing the Left arrow key, and select the check box by pressing Enter. You can select multiple resources at once.

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear “Add button,” and press Enter to add the selected resource or resources to the project.

  7. Press the Tab key until you hear “Save and close button,” and press Enter to save the project team and exit the Build Team page.

Remove a project member

  1. In the Project view of Project Online, press the Tab key until you hear “Project tab,” and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Build team button,” and press Enter. The Build Team page opens.

  3. The focus is placed on the table of resources selected for the project. You hear: “Selected resources table.”

  4. To select a resource to remove, press Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key until you hear “Resource name,” and then browse the table rows with the Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow and Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow keys until you hear the name of the resource you want to add. Then navigate back to the check box column by pressing Left arrow and select the check box by pressing Enter. You can select multiple resources at once.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear “Remove button,” and press Enter to remove the selected resource or resources from the project.

Replace a project member

  1. In the Project view of Project Online, press the Tab key until you hear “Project tab,” and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Build team button,” and press Enter. The Build Team page opens.

  3. The focus is placed on the table of resources selected for the project. You hear: “Selected resources table.”

  4. To select the resource to be replaced, press Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key until you hear “Resource name,” and then browse the table rows with the Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow and Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow keys until you hear the name of the resource you want to add. Then navigate back to the checkbox column by pressing Left arrow and select the checkbox by pressing Enter.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear: “Available resources.”

  6. To select a replacement resource, press Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key until you hear “Resource name,” and then browse the table rows with the Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow and Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow keys until you hear the name of the resource you want to add. Then navigate back to the check box column by pressing Left arrow and select the check box by pressing Enter.

  7. Press the Tab key until you hear “Replace button,” and press Enter to remove the original resource from the project and replace it with the replacement resource.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new project in Project

Use a screen reader to review or edit an existing project in Project

Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

Technical support for customers with disabilities

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