Use a screen reader to manage accounts in the Office app

Use a screen reader to manage accounts in the Office app

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Use the Office app with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to add and manage your account.

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.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

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Add an account

It's easy to add your Office account to the Office app.

  1. In the Office app, tap with four fingers near the top of the screen to move the focus to the Account profile button, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Sign in," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Tap with four fingers near the bottom of the screen, swipe left until you hear "Email, phone, or Skype," and double-tap the screen. Then use the on-screen keyboard to type the email address of your account.

  4. Tap with four fingers near the bottom of the screen to move the focus to the Return button, and double-tap the screen. The Enter password view opens.

  5. Double-tap the screen, and use the on-screen keyboard to type your password.

  6. Tap with four fingers near the bottom of the screen to move the focus to the Go button, and double-tap the screen.

The Office app may display one or more introduction screens after you sign in. To move past them, swipe right until you reach the button at the end of each screen, and double-tap the screen.

Manage your account

It's simple to review your account information and sign out if, for example, you want to sign in with another Office account.

  1. In the Office app, tap with four fingers near the top of the screen to move the focus to the Account profile button, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you reach your account, and double-tap the screen. The Account info view opens.

  3. To review your account information, swipe right until you hear "View profile," and double-tap the screen. Then swipe right to have VoiceOver read the details of your account one item at a time, such as your user name and contact details. To return to the Account info view, tap with four fingers near the top of the screen to move the focus to the Back button, and double-tap the screen.

  4. To sign out with the account, swipe right until you hear "Sign out," and double-tap the screen. To confirm the sign-out, swipe right until you hear "Sign out," and double-tap the screen. The focus returns to your profile.

See also

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Office app

Learn the layout of the Office app with a screen reader

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate the Office app

Use the Office app with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to add and manage your accounts.

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.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Add an account

It's easy to add one or more Office accounts to the Office app.

  1. In the Office app, swipe up-then-down to move the focus to the Your profile button, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Connect account," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Edit box, email, phone, or Skype," and double-tap the screen. Then use the on-screen keyboard to type the email address of your account.

  4. Swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard, swipe right until you hear "Next, button," and double-tap the screen.

  5. Swipe right until you hear "Password," and double-tap the screen. Then use the on-screen keyboard to type your password.

  6. Swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard, swipe right until you hear "Sign in, button," and double-tap the screen.

The Office app may display one or more introduction screens after you sign in. To move past them, swipe right until you reach the button at the end of each screen, and double-tap the screen.

To add another account, simply repeat the above steps.

Manage your accounts

If you have added several accounts to the Office app, it's simple to review their information and, if necessary, remove them from the Office app.

  1. In the Office app, swipe up-then-down to move the focus to the Your profile button, and double-tap the screen.

  2. All connected accounts are listed at the beginning of your profile. Swipe right until you find the account you want to manage, and double-tap the screen. The Account info view opens.

  3. To review your account information, swipe right until you hear "View account information," and double-tap the screen. Then swipe right to have TalkBack read the details of your account one item at a time, such as your user name and contact details. To return to the Account info view, swipe down-then-left.

  4. To remove the account from the Office app, swipe right until you hear "Remove account," and double-tap the screen. You hear the details of what happens when the account is removed. To confirm the removal, swipe right until you hear "Remove, button," and double-tap the screen. The focus returns to your profile.

See also

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Office app

Learn the layout of the Office app with a screen reader

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate the Office app

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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