Get started using a screen reader with Excel Mobile in Windows 10

You can use a screen reader to create spreadsheets, filter data, work with charts, and more in Excel Mobile for Windows 10. Excel Mobile works with Narrator, the built-in screen reader in Windows, and with third-party screen readers, such as JAWS (Job Access with Speech).

Note: For more information about screen readers, go to American Foundation for the Blind: Screen readers, which lists many of them, including the popular JAWS.

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Start Excel Mobile

  1. To start Excel Mobile, press the Windows logo key. You hear “Search box, Edit.”

  2. Type Excel Mobile. You hear “Excel Mobile, Trusted Windows Store app.”

  3. Press Enter. As the app opens, you hear “Excel Mobile.”

Note: To learn what the Excel Mobile layout is like and how to navigate with the keyboard in Excel Mobile, choose the Mobile tab in Accessibility in Excel.

Work with screen readers

Excel Mobile works with most Windows-compatible screen readers, such as Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA. The focus moves in predictable ways to each element of app.

For example, when you select the Formulas tab on the ribbon in Excel Mobile, the focus of the screen reader moves to that tab and the screen reader says, “Formulas tab.” When you select the Date & Time option on the Formulas tab, you hear “Date & Time button.”


To turn Narrator on or off, press Windows logo key+Enter. For information about Narrator, refer to Hear text read aloud with Narrator.


For information about JAWS, refer to the JAWS Screen Reader documentation.

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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