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Use a screen reader to add Microsoft Planner tasks to a calendar

This article is for people who use a screen reader program such as Windows Narrator, JAWS, or NVDA with Microsoft 365 products. This article is part of the Microsoft 365 screen reader support content set where you can find more accessibility information on our apps. For general help, visit Microsoft Support.

Use Microsoft Planner with your keyboard and a screen reader to add Planner tasks to a calendar. We have tested it with Narrator in Microsoft Edge, but it might work with other screen readers and web browsers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques.


  • 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 365.

  • When you use Planner, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Because Planner runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in a 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 Planner.

 Add Planner tasks to a calendar

  1. In the Planner main view, press Shift+Tab until you hear "My tasks," and press Enter. The My tasks view opens.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "More button," and then press Enter. You hear: "Add My tasks to Outlook calendar." Press Enter. The Add "My tasks" to Outlook calendar with an iCalendar feed dialog box opens.

    Note: The owner of the plan needs to enable the iCalendar feed before it can be imported to a calendar.

  3. Press the Tab key. You hear: "Selected, unpublish." To publish your Planner tasks in the iCalendar format, press the Down arrow key until you hear "Selected, publish."

  4. To import the iCalendar feed to your calendar, do one of the following:

    • Press the Tab key once. You hear: "Group." Press Enter to import the iCalendar feed into Outlook.

    • Press the Tab key twice. You hear the HTTP address of the iCalendar feed, which you can copy and paste to import it into your calendar.

  5. Press Shift+Tab until you hear "Close," and press Enter to close the Add "My tasks" to Outlook calendar with an iCalendar feed dialog box.

See also 

Use a screen reader to group and filter tasks on a board in Microsoft Planner

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Planner

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Planner

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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