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Accessibility in Office Delve [MS]

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This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Microsoft Support home.

Office Delve includes accessibility features that make it easier to use for people with disabilities. For example, people who are blind or have low vision can use screen readers to have information about the user interface (UI) read aloud to them. People who have limited mobility can use keyboard shortcuts instead of a mouse. This article covers accessibility features available in Delve.


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Understand the main components of Delve

Delve surfaces personalized content that's based on what you're working on and who you're working with in Microsoft 365. You can use Delve to discover documents that's likely to be most interesting to you right now.

In Delve, documents are shown as content cards. The information on a content card can help you understand why a document would be interesting or relevant to you.

Note:  Delve only shows documents that you have permission to access. Your private files will not be shown to others. To learn more about privacy in Delve, see Are my documents safe in Office Delve?.

Get oriented: Overview of the Delve user interface

If you're a person who is blind or has low vision, or if you have limited mobility, you can move forward through the elements in Delve by using the Tab key. To move backward, press Shift+Tab. When you find the element you want, select it by pressing Enter.

The following table describes the main UI elements in Delve:

Area of the UI

Elements in the Delve UI

Top left: Microsoft 365 navigational links

  • App Launcher button.

  • Microsoft 365 link.

  • Delve link.

Note: The first two elements are common for all Microsoft 365 web applications.

Top right: Microsoft 365 information

  • Notifications button.

  • Settings button.

  • Help button.

  • Account button.

Note: These elements are common for all Microsoft 365 web applications.

Left: Delve main navigation

The Delve main navigation area has the following elements:

  • Search box. Use this to search for people, files or boards.

  • Home link. The Home pane contains documents that are likely to be most interesting to you right now. It's a mix of documents you've worked on and documents your colleagues are working on.

  • Me link, which takes you to your profile page. On your profile page you can find and update your profile information, and also quickly get back to documents you've recently authored or modified.

  • Favorites link, which shows a list of documents you've marked as favorites.

  • People list, containing up to seven of the last people you've visited Delve. When you select a person on this list, you're taken to their profile page.

  • Boards list, containing up to five boards that you've created or marked as Favorite. Boards are used to group and share documents.

In the lower left corner, below the main navigation items, there is the Are my documents safe in Delve? link.

Content card

Each content card contains the following UI elements:

  • Picture and name of the person who last modified the document.

  • Time the document was last modified.

  • A preview image that's extracted from the document. If the document doesn't have an image, Delve shows a default image illustrating the file type.

  • File type of the document.

  • Location where the document is stored. This is either a SharePoint site or someone's OneDrive for work or school.

  • The number of views for the document.

  • Add to Favorites button.

  • Manage boards button.

  • More options button. When you click on this button, a drop down menu opens, containing the following options:

    • Send a link to the document through email.

    • Copy a link to the document.

    • Find out or change who has access to the document

    • Post the document on Yammer.

Keyboard shortcuts in Delve

For a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Delve, go to Keyboard shortcuts for Office Delve.

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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