Reference Guide and Tutorial for Screen
Reading with Jaws,
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Outlook Calendar Shortcuts and Notes for Jaws screen Reader
Control N. Creates a new appointment only when in Calendar
Control Shift A. Create a new appointment when anywhere else in Outlook.
Insert Tab. read the current week or month if not specified
Alt W. switch to weeks view if using Outlook default views
Alt M. switch to months view if using Outlook default views
Alt Y. Switch to Days view if using Outlook default views.
Alt O. Open an appointment when reminder comes up
Insert+Windows Key+R. When Outlook displays a reminder for a scheduled appointment, you can use this command to move to the reminder window.
Alt S. Snooze when reminder comes up
Alt D. Dismiss when reminder comes up
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Z. If JAWS does not read time slots or appointments in the calendar, use this command to retrain JAWS to properly recognize the selection highlight. Only works in Day view.
Alt Control Shift M. Read MSAA Information use If information for the currently selected item is abbreviated or not read in full, perform this command. MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) provides more details to JAWS so that the information can be read in full.
Alt Shift 7. Selects the Reminder Sound button in the Task folder that opens the Reminder Sound dialog where you can attach a sound to a reminder.
CtrL+Tab Or F6. Move between Calendar, TaskPad, and the Folder List. Outlook.
Instructions for Calendar 2003
Jaws has some problems in Versions earlier than MS Outlook 2003 reading dates in Calendar. The following suggestions from Qantum Technology allow for easier reading of calendar for these older versions and even for Outlook 2003.
The Outlook Calendar provides a number of default views for displaying the appointments for a single day, a week or month. None of these views are particularly easy to use with the keyboard and can be quite confusing to navigate.
To use the Outlook Calendar with the keyboard and with adaptive technologies such as JAWS it is recommended that you create a number of table-based views to list the appointments. The following instructions explain how to do this:
· Create the following custom views: Today, Tomorrow, Next week, This week, Next month, This month. These custom views are used rather than the views that are provided in Outlook.
· To create a custom view:
When you open the calendar it is displayed using the same view that was used that last time you accessed the calendar.