Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Outlook Mail

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Outlook Mail

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Use Outlook 2016 with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.

  • 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 makes note of the JAWS functionality as well. To learn more about JAWS for Windows, go to JAWS for Windows Quick Start Guide.

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

  • For the best user experience, we recommend turning the Reading Pane off and showing emails as Messages and not as Conversations.

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Navigate the main view

Cycle through the elements in the main view

Press F6 (forward or Shift+F6 (backward) to cycle through the elements in the following order:

  • Ribbon

  • Folder pane

  • Message list

  • Status bar

Navigate the ribbon tabs

The ribbon tabs contain the main Outlook tools for sending and receiving email, tagging messages, and managing email folders.

  • To navigate the ribbon tabs, press Alt. You hear “Ribbon tabs,” followed by the currently selected tab.

  • To move between ribbon tabs, use the Left or Right arrow key, and press Enter to select a tab.

Navigate the folder pane

The folder pane contains the available email folders. The most commonly used folders are contained in the Favorites folder. Each email account also has its own subfolders. When the focus changes to this pane, Narrator reads the name of the currently active folder.

  • To navigate the folder pane, press the Up or Down arrow key. Narrator reads the folder names as they are highlighted.

  • For the Favorites and account folders, Narrator also reads whether the folder is collapsed or expanded. To collapse a folder, press the Left arrow key. To expand a folder, press the Right arrow key.

  • To open a highlighted folder, press Enter. The folder’s contents are displayed in the message list.

  • To navigate to the message list, press the Tab key.

Navigate the message list

The message list contains the contents of the currently active folder. Messages are grouped by date. When the focus changes to the messages list, Narrator reads the sender, subject, date, and a short preview of the contents of the currently selected message.

  • To navigate the message list, press the Up or Down arrow key. Narrator reads the sender, subject, date, and a short preview of the contents of the currently selected message.

  • To open the selected message, press Enter.

Navigate the message window

The message window contains the full text and other information for an email message. The message window has its own ribbon tabs, and below them, a pane containing the message header, any attachments and message body. When the focus changes to the message window, Narrator announces the message subject and format. The focus is placed to the beginning of the message body.

  • To navigate the ribbon tabs, press Alt. You hear “Ribbon tabs,” followed by the currently selected tab.

  • To move between ribbon tabs, press the Left or Right arrow key, and press Enter to select a tab.

  • To read the message header information, press Ctrl+Tab until you hear the header field you want.

  • To access any attachments in the message, press Ctrl+Tab until you hear the name of the attachment you want, and then press Alt+Down arrow key to open the context menu for the attachment. Press the Up or Down arrow key to browse the context menu and then press Enter to select option.

  • To close the message window and return to the message list, press Alt+F4.

Navigate the status bar

The status bar contains visual information on the current Outlook status. When the focus changes to the status bar, Narrator announces “Status bar,” followed by the currently active Outlook view.

  • To cycle between the view options, press the Up or Down arrow key. Narrator reads the currently highlighted option. Press Enter to select the view option.

Use the Focused inbox

  1. When viewing the inbox in the message list, the Focused inbox is opened by default.

  2. To open the Other inbox, press Ctrl+Tab until you hear “Off, Other button,” and press Enter.

  3. To navigate back to the Focused inbox, press Ctrl+Tab until you hear “Off, Focused button,” and press Enter.

Move between views

Navigate the File menu

In the File menu, you can set up new email accounts, set up automatic replies, print messages, or access your Office account information.

  1. Press Alt+F to open the File menu.

  2. To move between the menu tabs, press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the one you want and then press the Tab key to cycle through the items in the tab.

  3. To close the File menu and return to the main view, press Esc.

Navigate Outlook options

In the Outlook options window, you can change email settings such as message format, message arrival alerts, auto-saving messages, and message tracking options.

  1. Press Alt+F, T to open the Options window.

  2. To move between the options categories, press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the one you want and then press the Tab key to select it. Press the Tab key to move between the different options in a category and press Spacebar to toggle the currently highlighted option.

  3. To close the Options window and return to the main view, press Enter.

Navigate between Outlook Mail and Calendar

  • To navigate to Outlook Mail, press Ctrl+1.

  • To navigate to Outlook Calendar, press Ctrl+2.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Make your Outlook email accessible

Use Outlook for Mac with your keyboard and VoiceOver, the built-in Mac OS screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

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Navigate the main view and screen elements

When you open Outlook for Mac, the Mail main view is displayed, showing the message list with the most recent emails in the Inbox folder.

To navigate through and inside the main views and screen elements:

  • Press the Tab key to move the focus through the screen elements.

  • To cycle through the main regions of the screen only (menu ribbon, navigation pane, message list view, and quick access bar), press F6.

  • When the focus is on a button or selectable element, press Control+Option+Spacebar to perform the action or select the element.

The main view contains the following regions: quick access bar at the top, menu ribbon right below it, folder pane on the left, message list view that takes up most of the screen in the middle, and status bar at the bottom.

Quick access bar

The quick access bar is at the top of the screen. It contains the Search field and any commands pinned there for easy access, for example, Print. To move the focus to the ribbon, press F6 until you hear the name of the first pinned command, which is “Print” by default. To navigate inside the quick access bar, press Command+Option+Right or Left arrow key, and press Command+Option+Spacebar to select.

Menu ribbon

The menu ribbon contains most commands in Outlook for Mac. It is divided into several tabs, such as Home, Organize, and Tools. To move the focus to the ribbon, press F6 until you hear the name of the current tab, for example, “Home, tab.” To navigate between the ribbon tabs, press Command+Option+Right or Left arrow key, and then press Command+Option+Spacebar to open the tab you’re currently on. After opening a ribbon tab, use the Tab key or Shift+Tab to browse its commands and options, and press Command+Option+Spacebar to select.

Folder pane

The folder pane contains a list of your email folders. At the bottom of the pane, you can find the quick access buttons for Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes.

To check that the folder pane is open, press Control+Option+M anywhere in Outlook for Mac to move the focus to the Mac OS menu bar, and then press Control+Option+Right arrow key until you hear: "View." Press Control+Option+Spacebar to open the View menu, and then press the Down arrow key until you hear: "Checkmark, Sidebar." If you only hear "Sidebar," press Control+Option+Spacebar to open the folder pane. You hear "Sidebar, checked," and the focus returns to Outlook for Mac.

To move the focus to the folder pane, press F6 until you hear “Table, Inbox,” followed by the number of any unread messages, and then press Control+Option+Shift+Down arrow key. To navigate the list of folders, press the Down or Up arrow key. VoiceOver reads the name of each folder and, in the case of Inbox, the number of unread messages. The contents of the message list view change to display the messages in the selected folder as you move between folders. To exit the folder pane, press Control+Option+Shift+Up arrow key.

Message list view

The message list view contains a list of the emails in the currently selected folder, with the most recent one at the top. You can read and create messages in the message list view.

  • To browse the message list, press F6 until you hear “Message list outline view, table,” and press the Down or Up arrow key to find the email you want. VoiceOver reads the details of each email. Press Return to open the currently selected email. The email replaces the message list on the screen, and VoiceOver reads the title of the email.

  • To read the contents of the opened email, press Control+Option+Shift+Down arrow key. Press the Down arrow key to hear the next line of the message. To close the email window, press Command+W.

  • To start composing a new email, press Command+N. The mail composer replaces the message list on the screen. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab to move between the message fields. When you are done, press Command+Return to send the email.

  • To close the mail composer without sending the message, press Command+W. If you had started writing the message, Outlook for Mac asks you if you want to discard it, continue writing, or save the message as a draft. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab to move between the options, and press Return to select.

    Tip: To continue writing a message you saved as a draft, use the folder pane to navigate to the Drafts folder as instructed in Folder pane, and then open the draft from the message list view.

Status bar

The status bar contains status messages that tell you if your email folders are up to date, for example.

Move between views

To move from Mail to Calendar, People, Tasks, or Notes and back to Mail, use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Command+1 to go to Mail view.

  • Press Command+2 to go to Calendar view.

  • Press Command+3 to go to People view.

  • Press Command+4 to go to Tasks view.

  • Press Command+1 to go to Notes view.

Navigate Outlook settings

  1. Press Command+comma key (,). The Settings dialog opens.

  2. To navigate the dialog, press the Tab key to move forwards or Shift+Tab to move backwards, and press Control+Option+Spacebar to make a selection.

  3. To close the Settings dialog, press Command+W.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook for Mac

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Make your Outlook email accessible

Use Outlook for iOS with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

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

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Navigate the main view

When you open Outlook, the main view shows the inbox. The top edge of the main view has the Show navigation pane button, the mailbox name and the Compose button for creating a new message. The Focused and Other buttons are located immediately below, followed by the Filter button for filtering the inbox contents.

Below the buttons is the messages list, showing the newest message first. At the bottom of the screen are the Email, Search and Calendar tabs, for moving between the main Outlook views.

To explore the main view, slide one finger across the screen. VoiceOver announces the items as you move.

Tip: You can also navigate the main view using the VoiceOver rotor. For example, to move between headings, turn the rotor until you hear “Headings,” and then swipe up or down to move between headings.

Navigate the messages list

  1. To browse the messages list, swipe right. VoiceOver reads the name of the message sender, subject, date, and a short preview of the message contents.

  2. Double-tap the screen to open the currently selected message in a separate window.

Use the Focused inbox

  1. When viewing the inbox in the main view, the Focused inbox is active by default. To switch to the Other inbox, swipe left or right until you hear “Other button,” and then double-tap the screen.

  2. To return to the Focused inbox, swipe left or right until you hear “Focused button,” and then double-tap the screen.

Move between views

Navigate to email folders

The navigation pane contains a list of all the email accounts added to Outlook. In the navigation pane, you can also add a new email account and access the settings. Additionally, you can edit the list of favorite email folders that is shown at the top of the list.

  1. To open the navigation pane, swipe left or right until you hear “Show navigation pane button,” and double-tap the screen.

  2. If you have added more than one account, swipe right until you hear the correct one and double-tap the screen to select it.

  3. Swipe right until you hear the folder you want, and then double-tap the screen to close the navigation pane and open the selected in the main view.

Navigate to and inside the Outlook settings

  1. To open the navigation pane, swipe left or right until you hear “Show navigation pane button,” and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear “Settings button,” and then double-tap the screen to open the Settings window.

  3. To move between the different settings, swipe left and right until you hear the one you want and double-tap the screen to select it. Some settings open in a separate window. If so, you can return to the Settings window by swiping left until you hear “Back button,” and double-tapping the screen.

  4. To close the Settings window and return to the main view, swipe left until you hear “Close button,” and double-tap the screen.

Navigate between Outlook Mail and Calendar

  • To access the calendar, swipe right in the main view until you hear “Calendar tab,” and double-tap the screen.

  • To access your email, swipe right in the main view until you hear “Email tab,” and double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Make your Outlook email accessible

Use Outlook for Android with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with an Android phone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for an Android tablet.

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Navigate the main view and screen elements

When you open Outlook for Android, the Inbox view is displayed, showing your most recent emails. To navigate through and inside the main view and screen elements:

  • Swipe right or left to move the focus through the screen elements.

  • To cycle through the main regions of the screen only (Navigation drawer button, Filters button, Compose button, and any pop-up dialog that might be open, such as an account sign-in dialog), swipe up once. You hear: "Controls." Swipe right or left to cycle through the main regions. Swipe down once to switch back to the Default navigation setting.

    Note: If you hear TalkBack prompting you to sign in to an account when you open Outlook for Android, navigate to the pop-up dialog as described above. You hear: "Sign in button." Double-tap the screen and then follow the prompts to sign in to your account.

  • When the focus is on a button or selectable element, double-tap the screen to perform the action or select the element.

The Inbox contains the following regions: menu area at the top, message list view in the middle, and navigation bar at the bottom.

Menu area

The menu area is at the top of the screen. It contains the Navigation drawer button in the top left corner which lets you to jump to mail accounts, folders, and Outlook for Android settings.

Below the menu area, you can toggle between the Focused and Other inboxes.

Move between the Focused and Other inboxes

  1. To switch from the Focused inbox to the Other inbox, swipe right or left until you hear "Toggle to Other mail, switch," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Focused inbox is off, showing Other mail."

  2. When you want to switch back to the Focused inbox, swipe right or left until you hear "Toggle to Focused inbox, switch," and double-tap the screen.

Navigate to mail folders and accounts

  1. To open the navigation drawer, swipe right or left until you hear "Open navigation drawer, button," and double-tap the screen. You hear "Menu," followed by the number of items displayed.

  2. While the navigation drawer is open, swipe right or left to move between your mail accounts and folders in each account.

  3. To close the navigation drawer and return to the Inbox, swipe down-then-left.

Navigate to Settings

  1. To open the Settings menu, swipe right or left until you hear "Open navigation drawer, button," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Settings," and double-tap the screen.

  3. To close the Settings menu and return to the Inbox, swipe down-then-left.

Message list view

The message list view lists your emails. To browse the currently displayed messages in the list, swipe right or left. To scroll the message list to display more messages, swipe up or down with two fingers. The message list view also contains the Compose button, which is located after the currently displayed messages in the list.

You can read and create messages in the message list view:

  • To open the currently selected email, double-tap the screen. The email replaces the message list on the screen. Swipe right to hear the contents of the email, one heading or paragraph at a time. To return to the Inbox, swipe down-then-left.

  • To start composing a new email, swipe right or left until you hear "Compose button," and then double-tap the screen. The mail composer replaces the message list on the screen. To return to the Inbox, swipe down-then-left.

Navigation bar

The navigation bar is located at the bottom of the screen. It contains quick access buttons for Mail, Search, and Calendar.

Move between views

To move from Mail to Search or Calendar and back to Mail, swipe right or left until you hear "Mail," "Search;" or "Calendar," and double-tap the screen. TalkBack announces the current view. You hear: "Selected," followed by the view name.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Make your Outlook email accessible

Use Outlook Mail with Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • 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 Windows phone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a tablet or PC.

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Navigate the main view and screen elements

When you open Outlook Mail, the Inbox view is displayed, showing your most recent emails or meeting requests. To navigate through and inside the main view and screen elements:

  • Swipe up until you hear "Items," and then swipe right or left to move the focus through the screen elements.

  • When the focus is on a button or selectable element, double-tap the screen to perform the action or select the element.

The Inbox contains the following regions: menu area at the top, message list view in the middle, and navigation bar at the bottom.

Menu area

The menu area is at the top of the screen. It contains the Navigation button in the top left corner which lets you to jump to mail accounts, and folders.

Navigate to mail folders and accounts

  1. To open the navigation pane, swipe left until you hear "Navigation, button collapsed," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Navigation, button expanded."

  2. While the navigation pane is open, swipe right or left to move between your mail accounts and folders in each account. The selected account is announced as: "Selected," followed by the email account name and the number of unread messages. The selected folder is announced by the selected folder and the number of unread messages.

  3. To close the navigation pane and return to the Inbox, swipe left until you hear "Navigation, button expanded," and double-tap the screen.

Message list view

The message list view lists your emails or meeting requests. To browse the currently displayed items in the list, swipe right or left. To scroll the message list to display more messages, swipe up or down with two fingers.

You can read messages in the message list view. To open the currently selected email, double-tap the screen. The email replaces the message list on the screen. Swipe right to hear the contents of the email, one heading or paragraph at a time. To return to the Inbox, swipe right until you hear "Back, button collapsed," and then double-tap the screen.

Navigation bar

The navigation bar is located at the bottom of the screen. From the navigation bar you can, for example, compose a new email, search for an email, or access the More options menu. From the More options menu, you can access the Outlook Mail settings.

Navigate to Settings

  1. To open the Settings menu, swipe right or left until you hear "More options, button collapsed," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "More options, menu."

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Settings button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. To close the Settings menu and return to the Inbox, swipe right until you hear "Back, button collapsed," and then double-tap the screen.

Move between the Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar apps

  1. In Outlook Mail, to go to the home screen, swipe right until you hear "Start, button collapsed," and then double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "All apps, button," and double-tap the screen. The apps list opens.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Outlook calendar," and then double-tap the screen. Outlook Calendar opens.

  4. To move back to Outlook Mail, in Outlook Calendar, swipe right until you hear "Start, button collapsed," double-tap the screen, swipe right until you hear "Outlook mail," and then double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Use a screen reader to insert a picture or image in an email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Make your Outlook email accessible

Use Outlook Web App with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

Notes: 

  • The Mail related instructions are documented with the Reading Pane off.

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook on the web.

  • 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 Outlook Web App, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. For more information, refer to Microsoft Edge help. Because Outlook Web App 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 Outlook Web App.

  • The layout of Outlook Web App conforms to the most recent international guidelines about accessible keyboard navigation. If you're using certain keyboard shortcuts specific to your screen reader, you can take advantage of the ARIA markup on the page.

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Navigate the main view and screen elements

Note: For the best user experience, we recommend turning the Reading Pane off and showing emails as Messages and not as Conversations. To turn off the Reading Pane and Conversations, press Ctrl+Alt+A.

When you open Mail in Outlook Web App, the main view is displayed. The focus is on the message list, with the latest email. To navigate through and inside the main view and screen elements:

  • Press the Tab key to move the focus through the screen elements.

  • To cycle through the main regions of the screen only (App Launcher, search field and folders in the navigation pane, and command toolbar and message list in the message list view), press Ctrl+F6.

  • When the focus is on a button or selectable element, press Enter to perform the action or select the element.

The main view contains the following regions: horizontal navigation bar at the top, navigation pane on the left, and message list view on the right.

Horizontal navigation bar

The horizontal navigation bar is at the top of the screen below the URL address field. It contains the App Launcher and any pinned apps on the left, and access to general information, such as Notifications and Settings, on the right.

If you access general information, such as Notifications, it opens in a separate pane on the right side of the message list view.

Navigation pane

The navigation pane contains a search field at the top, and a list of email folders and groups below it. At the bottom of the pane, you can find the quick access buttons for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks.

To jump between folders and groups, press the Tab key. To navigate within the folder or group area, press the Up or Down arrow key. For example, to open an email draft, press Ctrl+F6 until you hear “Folder navigation pane,” press the Tab key twice, press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear “Drafts,” and then press Enter.

Message list view

The message list view lists your emails. To browse the messages in the list, press the Down arrow key.

Above the message list, you can select the basic Inbox content with the Focused, Other, and All tabs, view information about the next scheduled event and upcoming agenda, and filter the messages shown in the list. To move between the Inbox content tabs, press Caps lock+Left or Caps lock+Right.

At the top of the message list view, there's a command toolbar, which displays the most frequent tasks related to the currently shown content (message list, received email, or mail composer). Press Ctrl+F6 until you hear “Command,” press the Left or Right arrow key to move between the toolbar items, and then press Enter to select an item.

You can read and create messages in the message list view:

  • To open an email, press Ctrl+F6 until you hear “Conversation,” press the Down arrow key until you find the email you want, and then press Enter. The email replaces the message list on the screen.

  • To enter Scan Mode and navigate the opened email, press Caps lock+Spacebar. Press the Up or Down arrow key to scan through the email. To exit Scan Mode, press Caps lock+Spacebar again. To return to the message list, press Esc.

  • To start composing a new email, press Ctrl+N. The mail composer replaces the message list on the screen.

Move between views

To move from Mail to Calendar, Contacts, or Tasks and back to Mail, press the Tab key until you hear “Go to <module name> button,” and press Enter.

To access notifications and settings:

  • To open the Notifications pane, press the Tab key until you hear “User Settings, use the Down arrow to use the Notifications pane menu item,” and press Enter. Use the Tab key to navigate the notifications, and press Esc to close the pane.

  • To open the Settings pane, press the Tab key until you hear “Use the Down arrow to use the Settings pane menu item,” and press Enter. Use the Tab key to navigate to the setting group you want, and press Enter. A sub-pane for the setting group opens on the left side of the Settings pane. To move to the sub-pane, press Ctrl+F6.

    To close the sub-pane, press the Tab key until you hear “Save button” or “Cancel changes and retain previous settings button,” and press Enter. To close the Settings pane, press Esc.

See also

Use a screen reader to format text in your email in Outlook

Use a screen reader to insert a picture or image in an email in Outlook

Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook on the web

Basic tasks using a screen reader with email in Outlook

Basic tasks using a screen reader with the calendar in Outlook

Make your Outlook email accessible

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