Use a screen reader to work with suggestions in To Do

This article is for people with visual or cognitive impairments who use a screen reader program such as Microsoft’s 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 home.

Use To Do for Windows 10 with your keyboard and a screen reader to use the suggestions pane to mark tasks complete, add them to My Day, and fetch additional suggested tasks. 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. The suggestions pane lists your uncompleted tasks that are, for example, overdue or due today.

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Open the suggestions pane

  1. To open the suggestions pane, in the My Day view, press the Tab key until you hear "Suggestions button," and then press Spacebar. The suggestions pane opens on the right side of the To Do window.

Complete tasks

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Tab key once to move to the list of tasks, and then press the Down arrow key until you hear the name of the task you want to complete.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Complete task checkbox," and then press Spacebar to mark the task complete. You hear an audio cue to confirm your action.

Add a task to My Day

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Tab key once to move to the list of tasks, and then press the Down arrow key until you hear the name of the task you want to add to My Day.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add to my day," and then press Spacebar to add the task to My Day.

Close the suggestions pane

  1. In the suggestions pane, press Shift+Tab until you hear: "Hide suggested tasks button."

  2. Press Spacebar to close the suggestions pane and return to the My Day view.

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 show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To Do

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 Mac with your keyboard and VoiceOver, the built-in macOS screen reader, to use the suggestions pane to mark tasks as completed and add suggested tasks to My Day. The suggestions pane lists your uncompleted tasks that are, for example, overdue or due today.

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 macOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, go to VoiceOver Getting Started Guide.

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Open the suggestions pane

  1. To open the suggestions pane, in the My Day view, press the Tab key until you hear "Suggestions, collapsed button," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar. The suggestion pane opens to the right.

  2. To browse the suggestions, use the Down and Up arrow keys.

Complete tasks

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Down arrow key until you hear the task you want to mark as complete.

  2. Press the Tab key once. You hear "Entering," followed by the task name and then "Incomplete task."

  3. Press Control+Option+Spacebar to mark the task as complete. You hear an audio cue to confirm your action.

Add a task to My Day

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Down arrow key until you hear the task you want to add to My Day.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add, button," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar to add the task to My Day.

Close the suggestions pane

  1. To close the suggestions pane, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Suggestions, expanded button," and then press Control+Option+Spacebar.

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 show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To Do

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 iPhone with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to use the suggestions view to mark tasks complete, add them to My Day, and fetch additional suggested tasks. The suggestions view lists your uncompleted tasks that are, for example, overdue or due today.

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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Open the suggestions view

  1. In the My Day view, swipe right until VoiceOver announces: "Access suggested tasks via suggestions."

  2. Double-tap the screen to open the suggestions view.

Complete tasks

  1. In the suggestions view, swipe right until VoiceOver announces the task you want to mark complete. Then double-tap the screen to open the task details.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Incomplete task," and then double-tap the screen.

Add a task to My Day

  1. In the suggestions view, swipe right until VoiceOver announces the task you want to add to My Day. Then double-tap the screen to open the task details.

  2. Swipe right until VoiceOver announces: "Add task to My Day."

  3. Double-tap the screen to add the task to My Day.

Load more suggestions

  1. In the suggestions view, swipe right until VoiceOver announces: "More."

  2. Double-tap the screen to oad more tasks.

Close the suggestions view

  1. While on a task in the suggestions view, swipe left until VoiceOver announces: "Done."

  2. Double-tap the screen to close the suggestions view.

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 show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 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 use the suggestions view to mark tasks complete, add them to My Day, and fetch additional suggested tasks. The suggestions view lists your uncompleted tasks that are, for example, overdue or due today.

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.

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Open the suggestions view

  1. In the My Day view, swipe right until TalkBack announces: "For today. Double-tap to access suggested tasks via suggestions."

  2. Double-tap the screen to open the suggestions view.

Complete tasks

  1. In the suggestions view, swipe right until TalkBack announces the task you want to mark complete.

  2. Swipe right until TalkBack announces "Incomplete task," followed by the task name.

  3. To mark the task complete, double-tap the screen.

Add a task to My Day

  1. In the suggestions view, swipe right until TalkBack announces the task you want to add to My Day.

  2. Swipe right until TalkBack announces: "Add to-do to My Day."

  3. Double-tap the screen to add the task to My Day.

Close the suggestions view

  1. While on a task in the suggestions view, swipe left until TalkBack announces: "Back."

  2. Double-tap the screen to close the suggestions view. The My Day view opens and TalkBack announces: "My Day."

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 show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To Do

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To Do

Use To Do for the web with your keyboard and a screen reader to use the suggestions pane to mark tasks as completed and add suggested tasks to My Day. The suggestions pane lists your uncompleted tasks that are, for example, overdue or due today. We have tested it with Narrator in Microsoft Edge and JAWS and NVDA in Chrome, 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.

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

  • When you use To Do for the web, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Because To Do for the web runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in the desktop program. For example, common shortcuts like F1 (Help) and Ctrl+O (Open) apply to the web browser – not To Do for the web.

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Open and use the suggestions pane

  1. In the My Day view, press the Tab key until you hear: "Suggestions, button."

  2. Press Enter to open the suggestions pane. The suggestions pane opens to the right.

  3. To go to the suggestions pane, press the Tab key until with Narrator and JAWS you hear: "This is a list of tasks you’ve created that you can mark as complete or add to my Day." With NVDA, you hear: "Dialog, close button." The focus is on the Close button for the suggestions pane.

  4. To browse the suggestions, press the Tab key.

Complete tasks

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Tab key until you hear the task you want to mark as completed.

  2. Press Shift+Tab once. With Narrator, you hear: "Mark as completed, checkbox unchecked." With JAWS and NVDA, you hear: "Mark as completed, checkbox not checked." 

  3. To mark the task as completed, press Enter. You hear an audio cue to confirm your action.

Add a task to My Day

  1. In the suggestions pane, press the Tab key until you hear the task you want to add to My Day.

  2. Press the Tab key one more time. You hear: "Add to My Day." Press Enter to add the task to My Day.

Close the suggestions pane

  1. While on a task in the suggestions pane, press Shift+Tab until you hear: "Close, button."

  2. Press Enter to close the suggestions pane. The focus returns to the My Day view.

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 show Planner tasks in To Do

Use a screen reader to show all tasks with a due date in the Planned list in To Do

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.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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