Use a screen reader to create and connect a row to a project in a roadmap in Project

Use a screen reader to create and connect a row to a project in a roadmap in Project

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Use Project for the web with your keyboard and screen reader to create and connect a row to a project in your 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 Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 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 for the web, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Because Project for the 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 Project for the web.

Create and connect a row

After you have created a roadmap in Project Home, you can add rows and connect them to Project for the web projects.

  1. When you open a roadmap from Project Home, you hear "Roadmap name" and its name. Press the Tab key until you hear "Command toolbar, Add row," and press Enter.

  2. Type a name for the row.

  3. Press the Tab key once and type the name or email address of the row owner. You hear the first search result when you stop typing. To move forward in the list of search results, press the Tab key. To select a result, press Enter.

  4. Press the Tab key. You hear: "Connect to a project." Press Enter to open the drop-down menu. You hear: "Project, menu item." Press Enter. The Connect to a project pane opens.

  5. To select one of your recent projects, press the Tab key until you reach it on the list, and press Enter to select.

    Tip: To search for a project that does not appear in the list, type your search term in the Search for project field.

  6. Project for the web may ask you to confirm the connection. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Continue, button," and press Enter.

  7. Project for the web starts to load the project connections. When you hear "Connect enabled" or "Connect, button," press Enter to complete the connection. The list of tasks in the selected project opens.

  8. Press the Tab key until you hear the details of the task you want, followed by "Check box status, unchecked." Press Spacebar to select the task.

  9. Repeat step 8 until you have added all the tasks you want. Then press the SR key+Spacebar, press B until you hear "Add, button," and press Enter to finish.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new project in Project

Use a screen reader to review or edit an existing project in Project

Keyboard shortcuts for Project

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

Use Project Online with your keyboard and screen reader to create and connect a row to a Project Online project in your 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 Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 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.

Create and connect a row

After you have created a roadmap in Project Home, you can add rows and connect them to Project Online projects.

  1. When you open a roadmap from Project Home, you hear "Roadmap name" and its name. Press the Tab key until you hear "Command toolbar, Add row," and press Enter.

  2. Type a name for the row.

  3. Press the Tab key once and type the name or email address of the row owner. To move the focus to the list of search results, press Shift+Tab once, and press the Tab key once. Then press the SR key+Right arrow key to move forward in the list, and press Enter to select a result. You hear "Deselect owner," followed by the name of the selected owner.

    Note: You hear each search result twice when moving in the list.

  4. Press the Tab key. You hear: "Connect to a project." Press Enter, and use the Down and Up arrow keys to move between Project Online and Azure Boards. Select Project Online and press Enter.

  5. Type or paste the Project Web App URL, press the Tab key, and press Enter to validate the URL. When the link has been validated, you hear:" Alert, looks good."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Search for project, editable combo box." Start typing the name of the project you want to connect to. Press the Down arrow key to browse the matching results, and press Enter to make a selection.

  7. Press the Tab key until you hear "Connect, button," and press Enter.

    Note: If you hear "Continue, button" instead, press Enter, wait a moment, and then press Enter again to connect.

  8. You hear: "Search for items to add." Start typing the name of the task you want to connect to. Press the Down arrow key to browse the matching results, and press Enter to make a selection.

  9. Repeat step 8 until you have added all the tasks you want. Then press the Tab key until you hear "Add, button," and press Enter.

See also

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

Keyboard shortcuts for Project

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

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