Accessibility in Office Delve

Office Delve includes accessibility features that make it easier for people with disabilities to use the app. For example, people who are blind or have low vision can use screen readers to have information about the user interface (UI) read aloud to them. People who have limited mobility can use keyboard shortcuts instead of a mouse. This article covers accessibility features available in Delve


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Understand the main components of Delve

Delve surfaces personalized content that’s based on what you’re working on and who you're working with in Microsoft 365. You can use Delve to discover documents that's likely to be most interesting to you right now.

In Delve, documents are shown as content cards. The information on a content card can help you understand why a document would be interesting or relevant to you.

Note: Delve only shows documents that you have permission to access. Your private files will not be shown to others. To learn more about privacy in Delve, see Are my documents safe in Office Delve?.

Get oriented: Overview of the Delve user interface

If you’re a person who is blind or has low vision, or if you have limited mobility, you can move forward through the elements in Delve by using the Tab key. To move backward, use Shift+Tab. When you know the UI elements in Delve, you can build a mental model that can help you to move around the UI.

The following table describes the main UI elements in Delve:

Area of the UI

Elements in the Delve UI

Top left: Microsoft 365 navigational links

  • App Launcher link.

  • Microsoft 365 link.

  • Delve link.

The first two are common elements for all Microsoft 365 web applications

Top right: Microsoft 365 information

  • Notifications pane.

  • Settings pane.

  • Help pane.

  • Account pane.

These are common elements for all Microsoft 365 web applications

Left: Delve main navigation

  • Search box. Use this to search for people, files or boards.

  • Home link (this is the same as the top left Delve navigation link). When you select this, Delve shows documents that are likely to be most interesting to you right now. It's a mix of documents you've worked on and documents your colleagues are working on. To learn more about the UI elements in content cards, go to the next row of this table.

  • Me link. When you select this, you're taken to your profile page. On your profile page you can find and update your profile information, and also quickly get back to documents you've recently authored or modified.

  • Favorites link. When you select this, Delve shows documents you've marked as Favorite.

  • People list. Shows up to seven of the last people you've visited Delve. When you select a person on this list, you're taken to their profile page.

  • Boards list. Shows up to five boards that you've created or marked as Favorite. Boards are used to group and share documents.

In the lower left corner, below the main navigation items, two links are shown:

  • Get Delve mobile app link.

  • About privacy in Delve link.

Content card

The UI elements on a content card are:

  • Picture and name of the person who last modified the document.

  • Time the document was last modified.

  • A preview image that’s extracted from the document. If the document doesn’t have an image, Delve shows a default image illustrating the file type.

  • File type of the document.

  • Location where the document is stored. This is either a SharePoint site or someone’s OneDrive for work or school.

  • The number of views for the document.

  • An icon that you can select to add or remove the document from your Favorites.

  • An icon that you can select to add or remove the document from a board.

  • An icon for more options. When you select this icon, a dialog box opens and you can select to:

    • send a link to the document through email.

    • copy a link to the document.

    • find out or change who has access to the document

    • post the document on Yammer.

Keyboard shortcuts in Delve

For a list of keyboards shortcuts that you can use in Delve, go to Keyboard shortcuts for Office Delve.

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or have 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 visit the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

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