Use a screen reader to explore and navigate a roadmap

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate a roadmap

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This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Office Support home.

Use Project Online with your keyboard and screen reader to explore and navigate the screen elements 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.

Navigate a roadmap

To cycle through the main elements of a roadmap, press Ctrl+F6 (forward) or Shift+Ctrl+F6 (backward).

The focus moves through the following main elements:

  • The top navigation toolbar, which contains the app launcher, Office 365 and user settings buttons.

  • The roadmap name row, which includes the Zoom, Filter, Go to date, and Members buttons.

  • The command toolbar, which includes the Add row and Add key date buttons, as well as context-specific buttons relating to the currently selected item in the roadmap.

  • The contents of the roadmap in a table format.

To navigate inside a toolbar or the name row, press the Tab key (forward) or Shift+Tab (backward). To select an item inside an element, press Enter.

To navigate the roadmap contents, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab to move through the regions of the table. To select a table region, press Enter or Spacebar, and to move between the items in a selected region, press the Left or Right arrow keys. To select an item, press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a roadmap in Project Online

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 change status on a key date or row item in a roadmap in Project Online

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 Project Home

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

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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