Use a screen reader to work with multiple accounts in To Do

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

Use To Do with your keyboard and a screen reader to work with multiple user accounts. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll learn how to add user accounts, switch between accounts, and sign out of an account.

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Add additional user accounts

  1. Press Ctrl+1 to expand the To Do sidebar.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "User menu," and then press Enter. You hear: "Manage accounts." Press Enter to open the Manage accounts dialog box.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add account button," and then press Enter.

  4. To select the account type you wish to add, press the Tab key until you hear: "Let's get you signed in, use a different account list." The focus is on the first option. If it's not the one you want, press the Down arrow key until you hear the account type you want. Press Enter to select.

  5. You hear: "Enter your email, phone, or Skype." Type the required information and then press Enter. Type your password and then press Enter. Depending on the type of account you are adding, you may be prompted to enter other authorization information.

  6. If this is the first time you are signing in with this account, the Stay signed in to all your apps dialog box opens and your screen reader reads the explanation. If you are okay with this, press the Tab key until you hear "OK button," and then press Enter. If not, press the Tab key until you hear "No, sign in to this app only," and then press Enter.

The dialog box closes and the account you added opens in To Do.

Switch between user accounts

After adding another user account, it's simple to switch between accounts.

  1. Press Ctrl+1 to expand the To Do sidebar.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "User menu," and then press Enter. You hear the first user account you can switch to. If you have more than one alternative account, press the Down arrow key until you hear the name of the account you want to switch to.

  3. Press Enter to switch to the selected account.

Sign out of a user account

Signing out of a user account removes it from To Do.

  1. Press Ctrl+1 to expand the To Do sidebar.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "User menu," and then press Enter. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Manage accounts," and then press Enter to open the Manage accounts dialog box.

  3. Press the Down arrow key until you hear the account you want to remove, and then press the Tab key once. You hear the account info again, followed by "Sign out button." Press Enter to sign out of the account.

  4. A confirmation dialog box opens. Press the Tab key until you hear "Sign out button," and then press Enter to finish signing out. To close the Manage accounts dialog box, press Esc.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To Do

Use a screen reader to work with To Do with Cortana

Use a screen reader to enable Live Tile for To Do in Windows

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To Do

Use To Do for Android with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to work with multiple user accounts. You'll learn how to add user accounts, switch between accounts, and sign out of an 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 Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Add additional user accounts

  1. In To Do, swipe right until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear the user account that you're currently using, followed by "Double-tap to manage accounts and go to settings," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Add account," and double-tap the screen.

  4. You hear: "Choose an account." Do one of the following:

    • To choose an existing account, swipe right until you hear the account you want to use, then double-tap the screen.

    • To use a different account, swipe right until you hear "Use a different account," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Email or phone number," then double-tap the screen, and use the on-screen keyboard to type the required information. To sign in with the account, swipe right until you hear "Sign in," and double-tap the screen. Depending on the account type, you will be asked for a password or other credentials. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the required information.

Switch between user accounts

  1. In To Do, swipe right until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear the user account that you're currently using, followed by "Double-tap to manage accounts and go to settings," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear the account you want to switch to, and double-tap the screen.

Sign out of a user account

Signing out of a user account removes it from To Do.

  1. In To Do, swipe right until you hear "Sidebar," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear the user account that you're currently using, followed by "Double-tap to manage accounts and go to settings," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Manage accounts," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Swipe right until you hear the account you want to sign out of. Swipe right until you hear "Sign out," and double-tap the screen.

  5. A confirmation dialog opens. To confirm signing out, swipe right until you hear "Yes, sign out," and double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with tasks in To Do

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To Do

Use a screen reader to work with To Do with Cortana

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To Do

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.

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