Use the Lync mobile screen reader (English only) on your Windows Phone

When you install this fall’s Windows Phone update and a separate Code Factory mobile app, you’ll have access to a screen reader you can use with Skype for Business (Lync) Mobile for Windows Phone.  When the screen reader is turned on, you’ll get a spoken description of whatever you touch, select or activate on your device while you’re in Skype for Business (Lync).

Note:  The Skype for Business (Lync) mobile screen reader is available only in English.

To set up the Skype for Business (Lync) mobile screen reader

  1. Install the Windows Phone update. (Check with your mobile operator to find out when they plan to make the update available for download to your device.)

  2. Install Skype for Business (Lync) for Mobile Windows Phone release 5.4.

  3. On your Windows Phone home screen, tap Settings > ease of access.

  4. Tap to install the Code Factory app.

  5. Slide the mobile accessibility selector to On and then go back to the home screen.

  6. When you restart your phone, the screen reader will be enabled automatically. To start using it, tap Skype for Business (Lync).

    Important: To use Skype for Business (Lync) custom screen reader on Windows 8.1, you need to have these two settings:

    • Narrator=Off

    • Quick Narrator=On

    Windows phone  narrator settings

To use the Skype for Business (Lync) mobile screen reader

With the Skype for Business (Lync) mobile screen reader, you navigate through Skype for Business (Lync) using hand gestures on the screen, as described in the tables below:

Gesture:

Action it performs:

Single finger, flick right

Advances to the next item.

Single finger, flick left

Goes back to the previous item.

Single finger, single tap

Reads out an item.

Single finger, double tap

Performs an action on an item (for example, switch a toggle, select an item, press a button, etc.).

Single finger, triple tap

Goes to a secondary menu item.

Single finger, flick down on an alert

Turns off an alert.

Two finger, drag up and down

Scrolls in a view.

Two finger, flick left or right

Navigates between panorama or pivot views (horizontal scrolling).

Action you want to perform:

Gesture:

Advance to the next item.

Single finger, flick right

Go back to the previous item.

Single finger, flick left

Read out an item.

Single finger, single tap

Perform an action on an item (for example, switch a toggle, select an item, press a button, etc.).

Single finger, double tap

Go to a secondary menu item.

Single finger, triple tap

Turn off an alert.

Single finger, flick down on an alert

Scroll in a view.

Two finger, drag up and down

Navigate between panorama or pivot views (horizontal scrolling).

Two finger, flick left or right

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