Microsoft Project, Project Online and Planner Accessability!

Microsoft’s Project and Planner teams have been working on improving accessibility of the two products. They have released sets of documents that walk through screen reading functionality which has been added to help users that use Narrator when on Projects/Planner. The accessibility support pages for Project web app, Project desktop and Microsoft Planner can be accessed:

For accessibility support for Project web app click here.

For accessibility support for Project desktop click here.

For accessibility support for Microsoft Planner click here.

The screen reader feature can tell where the user is on the screen whereby for example if the user is in the schedule web part, it tells them which column/row they are on and if it can be edited or if it is read only. Keyboard shortcuts are available on both the web and desktop client, one of which worth remembering is ‘Alt Q’ which goes directly to the Tell Me dialog. From here users can search for commands and run them directly from the dialog.

For the Planner improvements screen elements are described which will help the Narrator user to understand the layout and details of the keyboard controls are given too.

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