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Use a screen reader to insert a hyperlink in Mail [MS]

Use a screen reader to insert a hyperlink in Mail

Decorative icon. Screen reader content

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

Use Mail for Windows 10 with your keyboard and a screen reader to link from an email to a web page or file on a shared drive. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques.


Insert a hyperlink

  1. When you're composing an email, place the cursor where you want to insert the link.

  2. Press Ctrl+K. The link window opens. The focus is in the link address text field.

  3. Type or paste the web address of the page you want to link to.

  4. If you want to use a more descriptive link name than just the URL, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Text to display, editing," and then type the link text.

    Note: If you've selected an image in the email message body and are linking from the image, this option is not available.

  5. To insert the link, press Enter. The link is inserted in the email message body.

See also

Use a screen reader to format your email text in Mail

Keyboard shortcuts in Mail

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Mail

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Mail

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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