Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project Home

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project Home

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Use Project Home with your keyboard and screen reader to explore and navigate the screen elements and views. We have tested it with Narrator, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. Project Home provides you quick and easy access to Project Online projects and roadmaps you have worked on recently, or which you have marked as favorites.

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 Home, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Because Project Home 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 Home.

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Navigate the Project Home main view

To cycle through and inside the Project Home screen elements, press the Tab key (forward) or Shift+Tab (backward). To select an item inside an element, press Enter.

The focus moves through the following main elements:

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

  • The Create New button, for creating new roadmaps and projects.

  • The Favorites list, which contains projects and roadmaps you have marked as favorites.

  • A menu bar with the Recent, Shared to me and Created by me tabs.

  • A table of projects and roadmaps belonging to the currently selected menu bar tab.

Open a project or roadmap

  1. In the Project Home main view, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the currently selected tab.

  2. If the project or roadmap you want to open is not on the currently open tab, press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the tab you want, and then press Enter.

  3. Press the Tab key to move the focus to the table of projects and roadmaps, and then press the Down arrow key until you find the one you want. Press Enter to open the project or roadmap in Project Online.

Add a project or roadmap to favorites

  1. In the Project Home main view, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the currently selected tab.

  2. If the project or roadmap you want to open is not on the currently open tab, press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the tab you want, and then press Enter.

  3. Press the Tab key to move the focus to the table of projects and roadmaps, and then press the Down arrow key until you find the one you want.

  4. Press the Right arrow key until you hear "Add this item to favorites, button," and press Enter. The item is added to the Favorites list.

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online

Basic tasks using a screen reader with 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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