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Provide day of week information when navigating the calendar in Outlook 2016.

When navigating the calendar in Outlook 2016 recent builds, the screen reader will announce the dates, but not the actual day of the week. JAWS used to do this before they switched to providing the information directly from outlook.

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    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for contacting us at the Disability Answer Desk. In order to serve you better, can you tell us what version of Outlook you’re using such as Mac or Windows 32 or 64-bit, and what version of Jaws or other screen reader that you are using? That will allow us to get this issue to the appropriate product manager to get this resolved for you.

    Again, thank you for contacting us; and we will do our best to resolve this for you.

    Sincerely,

    The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

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      • AdminMicrosoft Accessibility (Team Manager, Microsoft Accessibility) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I rerproduced this for you and found a solution for you. When we did this we got the following result: I am not sure what your are specifically looking for here; this is what I get when I use the arrow to go left and right between days in my calendar:

        Day View, 3 total events, 8:00pm to 8:30pm Wednesday, January 4, 2017
        Day View, 3 total events, 8:00pm to 8:30pm Thursday, January 5, 2017
        Day View, 2 total events, 8:00pm to 8:30pm Friday, January 6, 2017
        Day View, 0 total events, 8:00pm to 8:30pm Saturday, January 7, 2017

        The date and the day of week are there.

        Now, the calendar does need to be in a specific view I believe to get this data; my calendar view is “Calendar view” and specifically day of week.

        Let me know if this works for you.

        The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is using Windows 10 with JAWS 18.
        Office build is 16.0.7571.2075. 32-bit office, 64-bit Windows.

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