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Thank you for your help in answering my question about Teams access; I
intend to join your email list, and will post questions there as
At 09:21 AM 6/5/2020, you wrote:
Hello. Teams is definitely
accessible but it has its share of accessibility quirks. Sometimes, it
appears to randomly become unresponsive to screen readers. The solution
to this problem is to either restart Teams or to change the size of the
window, such as restoring or maximizing with Windows-down arrow or
Windows-up arrow, respectively. I believe that Microsoft is aware of
these issues and, for me, this never happens anymore.
At times navigating with tab and shift-tab produces inconsistent results.
When moving backward with shift-tab you will sometimes find that many
items in the tab order are skipped and they are found when using tab to
move forward. One thing that I really like about Teams is that navigating
chats and messages in a public channel can be done either with up/down
arrow keys or by enabling the virtual cursor, where dates and messages
are nicely categorized by headings.
I run a discussion group for users of Teams who need accessibility and
you're more than welcome to subscribe. To do so, send a message
I would respectfully ask that people not write to me privately with
support questions regarding Teams as I don't have enough time to provide
individual support. Instead, please post them on a relevant list, either
this one if doing so is permitted or the Teams-access list. This way
others can answer the question and you'll also receive help much
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 6/4/2020 10:14 PM, Greg Daniel wrote:
While I have had a fair amount of experience using Zoom, I am a total
newbie when it comes to Microsoft Teams.Â I am using Windows 10
with JAWS 2019, and am wondering if Teams is accessible and, if so, are
instructions for using Teams available for newbies like me.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.