How to use Windows 10 Mail App with a Screen Reader

The Mail app is one of the new default apps released with the latest Windows 10 operating system. With its simple design, new features and touch support, Windows 10 Mail client is perfect to be set as a default mail app. While it is very easy and simple to read, compose, add attachments and send an email with the Mail app, one should also know how to use the app with the Narrator or the Screen Reader. In this post, we will learn about how to use a screen reader to write and send a new email message in Mail and to add an attachment to an email message.

Windows 10 Mail App with a Screen Reader

You can launch the Screen Reader just by pressing WinKey+Enter simultaneously. Screen Reader also known as Narrator reads aloud the text appearing on the PC screen. So, if you are an individual who is visually impaired you can always use the Mail app with your Screen Reader. 

Use a screen reader to write and send a new email message in Mail app

Open the Windows 10 Mail app and press Ctrl+N to create a new email message. The app opens a new message window with the cursor set on the address line by default.

As you type the recipient’s name, the Mail app automatically suggests you the list of contacts based on the letters you have typed.

You can navigate through the contact list using the Up and Down arrow keys.

Press Enter key to select a contact name from the list or type the name if it is not on the list.

When you are done with typing or adding the recipient’s email address, press the Tab key till you get to the subject line.

Type the subject and press the Tab key again to get onto the email body tab.

Type your message and press Alt+S when reader to send the email.

Add an attachment to an email message using the screen reader

Open the message you want to add an attachment.

Press the Alt key and you will get onto the Format button on the ribbon.

Move ahead using the Right Arrow key and reach to the Insert

Press the Down Arrow key and you will see the Attach button.

Select the Attach button by pressing the Enter key and it will open the File Explorer with the cursor automatically set in the File Name box.

Browse the folder using Shift+Tab keys and navigate through the files using Down Arrow

Use the Spacebar key to select any file and press the Tab key to get on to the Open

Press Enter key and the file will be attached to your message in the Mail app.

Press Alt+S when you are ready to send the email.

This is how you can use the Windows 10 Mail app with the built-in Screen Reader. Screen Reader also known as Narrator reads aloud the text appearing on the PC screen. So, whether you are an individual who is blind, having low vision or having a perfect sight, you can always use the Mail app with your Screen Reader. The Windows operating system includes several accessibility features that make using Windows easier, for people with age-related or other disabilities. You can launch the Screen Reader just by pressing

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