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Use new Outlook with your keyboard and screen reader to use My Day to review your upcoming calendar events and tasks. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques.
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Open My Day
In Outlook, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "My Day," and then press Enter. The My Day pane opens, with the focus on the Calendar tab.
To close My Day, press the Tab key until you hear "Close pane," and then press Enter.
Review upcoming calendar events
My Day shows a list of your upcoming calendar events on the Calendar tab.
On the Calendar tab of the My Day pane, open the Outlook Calendar by pressing the Tab key until you hear "Open Calendar" and then pressing Enter.
Your upcoming events are listed at the bottom of the Calendar tab. To browse the list, press the Tab key until you hear "Add a task due today," then press the Down arrow key to find the one you want. Press Enter to open the event in the My Day pane.
Tip: For events set to occur within the next 24 hours, the screen reader reads the time remaining until their beginning.
When the event has been opened, you can edit or delete it. Do one of the following:
To edit the event, press the Tab key until you hear "Edit," and then press Enter. The event opens in a new window for editing.
To delete the event, first press the Tab key until you hear "Edit," then press the Right arrow key until you hear "Delete," and then press Enter.
To return to My Day without editing or deleting the event, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Back," and then press Enter.
To add a new event directly from My Day, press the Tab key until you hear "New event," and then press Enter.
Review upcoming tasks
My Day displays a list of tasks you have given yourself in the To Do tab. You can add, edit, or mark these tasks as completed.
By default, My Day opens with the Calendar tab active. To move to the To Do tab, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Calendar," and then press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "To do." To open the tab, press Enter.
To add a new task, press the Tab key until you hear: "Add a task, edit." Enter the name of the task, then press Enter. The focus remains in the Add a task field so you can quickly add multiple tasks this way.
To browse the task list, press the Tab key until you hear "Task," followed by the name of the first task in the list. Move up and down in the task list with the Up and Down arrow keys.
To mark a task as completed, find it in the task list and then press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Mark as completed." Press Enter. Completed tasks are removed from the task list and moved to the list of recently completed tasks.
To browse the list of recently completed tasks, first press the Tab key until you hear "Show recently completed," and then press Enter to expand the list. Then move the focus to the list by pressing the Tab key once, and navigate with the Up and Down arrow keys. To unmark a task as completed, press the Right arrow key once, and then press Enter. The task is then moved back to the task list.
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