Use a screen reader to change status on a key date or row item in a roadmap in Project Online

Use a screen reader to change status on a key date or row item in a roadmap in Project Online

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Use Project Online with your keyboard and a screen reader to change the status of a top-level key date or row item in a roadmap. We have tested it with Narrator, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques.

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 Project Online, we recommend that you use Microsoft 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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Change the status of a top-level key date

  1. In a roadmap in Project Online, press Ctrl+F6 until you hear: "High-level key dates and rows region."

  2. Press the Tab key once. You hear: "Row timeline container." Then press Enter.

  3. Press the Right arrow key until you hear the key date whose status you want to modify, and press Enter. The key date details pop-up window opens.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Status," and then press Enter to open the drop-down menu.

  5. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the status you want, and then press Enter.

  6. Press Esc to close the pop-up window and return the focus to the row timeline container in the roadmap.

Change the status of a row item

  1. In a roadmap in Project Online, press Ctrl+F6 until you hear: "High-level key dates and rows region."

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Row," followed by the name of the row that contains the item whose status you want to modify.

  3. Press the Tab key once. You hear: "Row timeline container." Then press Enter.

  4. Press the Right arrow key until you hear the row item whose status you want to modify, and press Enter. The row item details pop-up opens.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear "Status," and then press Enter to open the drop-down menu.

  6. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the status you want, and then press Enter.

  7. Press Esc to close the pop-up window and return the focus to the row timeline container in the roadmap.

See also

Use a screen reader to create and connect a row to a Project Online project in Roadmap

Use a screen reader to create and connect a row to an Azure Boards project in Roadmap

Use a screen reader to add top-level key dates in Roadmap

Use a screen reader to share a roadmap

Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate a roadmap in Project Online

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project Home

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

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