Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To-Do

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Use To-Do for Web with your keyboard and a screen reader to explore and navigate the different views and move between them. 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 To-Do for Web, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. BecauseTo-Do for Web 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 To-Do for Web.

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Navigate the My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed to the right of the Sidebar. It displays your to-do items, or tasks, for the day. To navigate through the list, press the Tab key. Your screen reader announces the items on the list and their statuses. To mark an item completed, press Tab until you hear "Unchecked, Marked as not completed check box," and then press Enter. To open the Details view of a task, press Spacebar or Enter.

If you have, for example, tasks that are due today or left over from yesterday, a Suggestions notification bubble is displayed on top of the My Day view. To check the tasks, press the Tab key until you hear "Review," and then press Enter.

Navigate the Suggestions view

To go to the Suggestions view, press the Tab key until you hear "Access suggested to-dos via Suggestions button," and then press Enter. To move in the list of suggestions, press the Tab key. Your screen reader announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do.

Navigate the Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the list you want to edit, and then press Enter.

Below the date, the main content area takes up most of the space on the screen. It displays your to-do items, or tasks, in that particular list. To navigate through the list, press the Tab key. Your screen reader announces the items on the list and their statuses. To mark an item completed, press the Tab key until you hear "Unchecked, Marked as not completed check box" and then press Enter. To open the Details view of a task, press Spacebar or Enter. To learn more about tasks, refer to Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do.

Navigate the Details view

To open the Details view of a task, in the Task List view or in the My Day view, press Enter while on a task. The view opens on the right side of the screen. In this view, you can, for example, set reminders or write notes to a task. To move between the fields in the view, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab. To close the Details view, press the Tab key until you hear "Hide detail view button," and then press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do

Use To-Do for iOS with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

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.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

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Navigate the My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. To navigate between elements in the My Day view, swipe right or left until you hear the element you want, and then double-tap the screen to select it.

Navigate the Suggestions view

To go to the Suggestions view, in the My Day view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. VoiceOver announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do.

Navigate the Sidebar view

To navigate to the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar button" and then double-tap the screen. You hear: "Collapsed sidebar." A menu displaying all your task lists opens. To move in the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do.

Navigate the Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the name of the list you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

To move through the tasks in the task list, swipe left or right. VoiceOver announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use To-Do for Android with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

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.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Navigate the My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. To navigate between elements in the My Day view, swipe right or left until you hear the element you want, and then double-tap the screen to select it.

Navigate the Suggestions view

To go to the Suggestions view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. TalkBack announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do.

Navigate the Sidebar view

To navigate to the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Sidebar button" and then double-tap the screen. A menu displaying all your task lists opens. To move in the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do.

Navigate the Task List view

To navigate to the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the list name you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

To move through the tasks in the task list, swipe left or right. TalkBack announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use To-Do for Windows 10 with Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to explore and navigate the different views and move between them.

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.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

In this topic

Navigate the My Day view

When you open To-Do for the first time, the My Day view is displayed. To navigate between elements in the My Day view, swipe right or left until you hear the element you want, and then double-tap the screen to select it.

Navigate the Suggestions view

To go to the Suggestions view, swipe left or right until you hear "Suggestions button" and then double-tap the screen. To move in the list of suggestions, swipe left or right. Narrator announces the status of each item on the list. For more info on what you can do with Suggestions, refer to Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do.

Navigate the Sidebar view

To navigate the Sidebar view, in the My Day or Task List view, swipe left until you hear "Navigation button" and then double-tap the screen. A menu displaying all your lists opens. To move in the menu, swipe left or right. To select a list, double-tap the screen. To add a new list, swipe right until you hear "New list button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about lists, refer to Work with lists in To-Do with a screen reader.

Navigate the Task List view

To navigate the Task List view, in the Sidebar view, swipe left or right until you hear the name of the list you want to edit and then double-tap the screen.

To move through the tasks in the task list, swipe left or right. Narrator announces the tasks and their statuses. To open the details of a task, double-tap the screen. To mark a task completed, swipe right until you hear "Not completed to-do item button" and then double-tap the screen. To learn more about tasks, refer to Work with tasks in To-Do with a screen reader.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To-Do

Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To-Do

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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