Use a screen reader to show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To-Do

Use a screen reader to show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To-Do

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Use To Do with your keyboard and a screen reader to show all your tasks with a due date in the Planned list and stay on top of your most urgent tasks. We have tested it with Narrator and JAWS, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll also learn how to highlight tasks in the Planned list by marking them as important.

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Navigate to the Planned list

Your tasks with due dates are conveniently collected into one place. When you add a task with a due date to any list, the task is automatically added to the Planned list, too.

  1. In the To Do main view, press the Tab key until you hear "Lists," followed by the name of the currently selected list.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear "Planned," and press Enter.

  3. Press the Right arrow key to move to the first task in the Planned list view.

  4. To select the task and open it in the detail view, press Enter.

  5. To move in the detail view, use the Down and Up arrow keys.

    To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, press Esc.

Mark a task as important

To prioritize a task in the Planned list, mark it as important.

  1. In the To Do main view, press the Tab key until you hear "Lists," followed by the name of the currently selected list.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear "Planned," and press Enter, and then press Enter.

  3. To move to the first task in the Planned list, press the Right arrow key.

  4. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the task you want.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear "Mark as important," and then press Enter.

Tip: To remove a task from the Important list, repeat the steps above.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to add steps and set importance to a To-Do task

Use a screen reader to show flagged emails as tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to show Planner tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

Use To-Do for Mac with VoiceOver, the built-in macOS screen reader, to show all your tasks with a due date in the Planned list and stay on top of your most urgent tasks. You'll also learn how to highlight tasks in the Planned list by marking them as important.

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 macOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, go to VoiceOver Getting Started Guide.

In this topic

Navigate to the Planned list

Your tasks with due dates are conveniently collected into one place. When you add a task with a due date to any list, the task is automatically added to the Planned list, too.

  1. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Lists," followed by the name of the currently selected list.

  2. Press the Down or Up arrow key until you hear "Planned list," followed by the number of uncompleted tasks. The list opens when the focus moves on it.

  3. To move to the first task in the Planned list, press the Tab key until you hear "Tasks," followed by the details of the task.

  4. To browse the tasks, press Control+Options+Right or Left arrow key. The task detail view opens automatically when the focus moves on a task.

  5. To move to the detail view, press the Tab key until you hear: "Complete button."

    To move in the detail view, press Control+Option+Right or Left arrow key. To select, press Control+Option+Spacebar.

    To exit the detail view, press Control+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Back," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar.

Mark a task as important

To prioritize a task in the Planned list, mark it as important.

  1. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Lists," followed by the name of the currently selected list.

  2. Press the Down or Up arrow key until you hear "Planned list," followed by the number of uncompleted tasks. The list opens when the focus moves on it.

  3. To move to the first task in the Planned list, press the Tab key until you hear "Tasks," followed by the details of the task.

  4. Press Control+Options+Right arrow key until you hear the task you want. The task detail view opens.

  5. Press Control+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Important, toggle button."

  6. To mark the task as important, press Control+Option+Spacebar.

  7. To exit the detail view, press Control+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Back," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar.

Tip: To remove a task from the Important list, repeat the steps above.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to add steps and set importance to a To-Do task

Use a screen reader to show flagged emails as tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

Use To-Do for iOS with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to show all your tasks with a due date in the Planned list and stay on top of your most urgent tasks. You'll also learn how to highlight tasks by marking them as important.

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.

In this topic

Navigate to the Planned list

Your tasks with due dates are conveniently collected into one place. When you add a task with a due date to any list, the task is automatically added to the Planned list, too.

  1. In the To Do main view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Slide one finger down the screen until you hear "Planned," and double-tap the screen. The focus moves to the Planned list view.

  3. To browse the list, swipe right. You hear the title and details of the task.

  4. To select and open a task in the detail view, double-tap the screen.

  5. To move in the detail view, swipe right or left. To select, double-tap the screen.

  6. To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, swipe left until you hear "Dismiss detail view," and then double-tap the screen.

Mark a task as important

To prioritize a task in the Planned list, mark it as important.

  1. In the To Do main view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Slide one finger down the screen until you hear "Planned," and double-tap the screen. The focus moves to the Planned list view.

  3. Swipe right until you hear the task you want, and then double-tap the screen. The task opens in the detail view.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Normal task," and then double-tap the screen.

  5. To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, swipe left until you hear "Dismiss detail view," and then double-tap the screen.

Tip: To remove a task from the Important list, in the detail view for the task, swipe right or left until you hear "Important task," and then double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to add steps and set importance to a To-Do task

Use a screen reader to show flagged emails as tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to show Planner tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

Use To-Do for Android with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to show all your tasks with a due date in the Planned list and stay on top of your most urgent tasks. You'll also learn how to highlight tasks by marking them as important.

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.

In this topic

Navigate to the Planned list

Your tasks with due dates are conveniently collected into one place. When you add a task with a due date to any list, the task is automatically added to the Planned list, too.

  1. In the To Do main view, swipe left or right until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Slide one finger down the screen until you hear "Planned," and double-tap the screen. The focus moves to the Planned view.

  3. To browse the list, swipe right. You hear the title and details of the task.

  4. To select and open a task in the detail view, double-tap the screen.

  5. To move in the detail view, swipe right or left. To select, double-tap the screen.

    To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, swipe down-then-left.

Mark a task as important

To prioritize a task in the Planned list, mark it as important.

  1. In the To Do main view, swipe left or right until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Slide one finger down the screen until you hear "Planned," and double-tap the screen. The focus moves to the Planned view.

  3. Swipe right until you hear the task you want, and then double-tap the screen. The task opens in the detail view.

  4. Swipe right or left until you hear "Normal task," and then double-tap the screen.

  5. To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, swipe down-then-left.

Tip: To remove a task from the Important list, in the detail view for the task, swipe right or left until you hear "Important task," and then double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to add steps and set importance to a To-Do task

Use a screen reader to show flagged emails as tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to show Planner tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

Use To-Do for web with your keyboard and a screen reader to show all your tasks with a due date in the Planned list and stay on top of your most urgent tasks. We have tested it with Narrator using Edge and JAWS using Chrome, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll also learn how to highlight tasks by marking them as important.

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.

  • To learn more about screen readers, go to How screen readers work with Microsoft Office.

  • When you use To-Do for web with Narrator, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser.

In this topic

Navigate to the Planned list

Your tasks with due dates are conveniently collected into one place. When you add a task with a due date to any list, the task is automatically added to the Planned list, too.

  1. In the To Do main view, press the Tab key until you hear "Planned," and press Enter. The Planned list opens. With Narrator, the focus moves to the list.

    With JAWS, to move the focus to the Planned list, press the Tab key until you hear "Main region, List options."

  2. Press the Tab key to move in the Planned list view.

  3. When on a task, press Enter to select and open it in the detail view.

  4. To move in the detail view, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab.

  5. To exit the detail view and return to the Planned list view, press Esc.

Mark a task as important

To prioritize a task in the Planned list, mark it as important.

  1. In the To Do main view, press the Tab key until you hear "Planned," and then press Enter to open the list.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear the task you want.

  3. Press the Tab key once. You hear: "Mark task as important."

  4. To mark the task as important, press Spacebar.

Tip: To remove a task from the Important list, repeat the steps above until you hear "Mark task as important, checkbox, checked," and then press Spacebar.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to add steps and set importance to a To-Do task

Use a screen reader to show flagged emails as tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to show Planner tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

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