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Using the Chat feature of Microsoft Teams is one of the easiest features built into Teams.
Sending a Chat:
➜ Press CTRL+N from anywhere to start chatting
➜ Type in the name of the person and Teams will start filtering
➜ Press ENTER on the name of the person and JAWS will tell you to either press ENTER to start the chat or type another name
➜ Once you have added the people you want in the chat you will hear JAWS say "Type a new message, editing edit"
➜ You can now press INSERT+T to read the title and check the status of the person you are sending the chat to
— This is a feature in the JAWS and Fusion 2021 February release
— You can only check the availability of a single person with INSERT+T
➜ Type in your message and press ENTER
➜ Your focus will return to the edit field
➜ Press SHIFT+TAB to review the messages in the chat
➜ From the edit field you can press TAB to see other options like adding attachments, formatting the chat, etc.
➜ From in the chat you can SHIFT+TAB to call the person or group, pop out the chat to a separate window, view files in the chat, etc.
Note: Both Teams and JAWS have additional keystrokes from within the chat application. Examples are: CTRL+SHIFT+C to call the chat participants, INSERT+F8 for a list of buttons, ALT+2 for a list of files, etc. Use INSERT+H for JAWS hotkeys and CTRL+. (period) for Teams keystrokes. You will need to toggle on the Virtual Cursor with INSERT+Z when viewing Teams keystrokes.
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