Get started using a screen reader in Outlook 2016

You can efficiently use your email and calendar in Outlook 2016 with a keyboard and a screen reader. Keyboard shortcuts help you move quickly between Outlook views, within Mail and other views, and within Outlook items.

Outlook 2016 works with Narrator, the built-in screen reader in Windows, and with third-party screen readers such as JAWS. To turn Narrator on or off, press Windows logo key+Enter. For more information about Narrator, refer to Get started with Narrator in Windows 10.

Note: As of October 1, 2017, table navigation using a screen reader has been temporarily disabled in Outlook 2016.

Start Outlook 2016

To start Outlook 2016, press the Windows logo key (between the left Alt and left Ctrl keys), type Outlook 2016, and then press Enter.

Note: To learn more about how to navigate with the keyboard in Outlook 2016, refer to Learn how to navigate in Outlook using accessible features.

Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook

Use the following links to get information about using Outlook 2016

Create accessible emails

For tips about ways to make emails more accessible, refer to the article Make your Outlook email accessible.

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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.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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