Use a screen reader to insert a form into OneDrive for work or school

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This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Microsoft Support home.

Use OneDrive for work or school for the web with your keyboard and a screen reader to create and insert a new form as an Excel workbook to a OneDrive for work or school directory. We have tested it with Narrator and JAWS in Microsoft Edge, but it might work with other screen readers and web browsers 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.

  • Forms for Excel is only available for OneDrive for work or school for the web and new team sites connected with Microsoft 365 Groups. For detailed information on Microsoft 365 Groups, refer to Learn about Microsoft 365 Groups.

  • To learn more about screen readers, go to How screen readers work with Microsoft Office.

  • When you use OneDrive for work or school in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from desktop use. 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 OneDrive for work or school for the web.

Insert a new form

You can start creating and inserting a new form straight from OneDrive for work or school. For example, you can create a new from the Files view or from a folder.

  1. In OneDrive for work or school for the web, navigate to the location where you want to insert the form.

  2. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Command bar, New," and press Enter.

  3. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Forms for Excel," and press Enter. The Forms for Excel dialog box opens. The focus is in the form title text field.

  4. Type a name for the form and press Enter.

  5. Microsoft Forms opens in a new browser tab. You can now fill in the details and add questions to your form. For instructions on how to create a form, refer to Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms.

  6. When you're done creating the form in Microsoft Forms, return to OneDrive for work or school. The new form has been added as an Excel file.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Excel

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneDrive for work or school

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate OneDrive for work or school

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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