Which Microsoft apps for iOS are accessible?

iOS & iPadOS

Hi, everyone...

Does anyone know which Microsoft apps for iOS are accessible with VoiceOver? Using an iPhone 7 with iOS 11.0.3 on it and recently upgraded my PC to the latest version of Windows 10. One of the things that popped up after the upgrade was finished and I was logged in was that I could continue tasks I started on my mobile device on the PC. I followed the steps to make this work, and got a SMS with a link that brought me to the App Store on my iPhone so I could install an app called Continue On PC from Microsoft. Supposedly I can send web pages I'm browsing on my iPhone to the PC with this app, and it did work when I tried it. Other then Skype, does anyone else have experience with Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Ditto for OneNote and Cortana. Any advice would be helpful...

Thanks in advance,

Greg L



Submitted by Kelly Hill on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In the version of the app I downloaded today I have to turn off VoiceOver, then swipe with one finger from right to left to move to the next page of the tutorial that opens when the app is opened. There is a place where you are supposed to be able to change pages that shows up with voiceover, and flicking up and down on it causes VoiceOver to announce a page change but it doesn't actually change. It looks like we're able to use it with Office apps on iPhone as well. what you do is open a document, click Share, then click Send with another app, then click Continue On PC.

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

I do know that one note on iOS is accessible. It can be a bit tricky to get the edit field to actually type your notes in but once done it works fairly well. After you select the section you want you then select a page you have currently made or a new one. Once you create a new page you have two edit fields one is the title and the other has the date in it. The title field is blank so you need to give it a title. This is where it gets a bit tricky. I have found that either using BSI or a bluetooth keyboard works best here. Once you type your title in you need to either press enter on the bluetooth keyboard or use a two finger swipe right when using BSI to get the edit field to type your note in to show up. Once you do this, most times, you should land in the note edit field. If not just either flick to it or find it using explore by touch. I am fairly certain that word is mostly accessible. I also know that Microsoft TODO is also accessible. As for the others I am not sure. I have not used them.

Greg Wocher

Submitted by DJX on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Though you didn't mention it in the short aps list above with your question, your title just says Microsoft apps, so I'll list one I use every day, Outlook. Works good with voiceOver for the most part, a few querks, such as if you happen to touch the "display full message" link while typing a reply, VO jumps out of the edit field and the keyboard disappears, and sometimes it won't scroll back up to show you the reply button, but closing and reopening the particular message fixes that issue. Other than that and maybe a few other things I might be forgetting, the app works great with VO, accessibility wise all things are read right and work right, including the actions within the roter.
The interface is (as of today, November 15 2017), is simple and clean as well, nothing like the hot mess that Skype has become lol.