Vikki: Hi, I'm Vikki Vaughan and today, we'll discuss a couple of ways to open Microsoft Outlook. We'll also explore the inbox in this handy email and calendar application. As we start off in this workshop, we’re assuming you’ve already gotten your computer setup for your low vision needs. If you haven’t already, you’re in luck! Hadley has an instructional series entitled, Customizing Windows for Low Vision. It explores all the cool built-in features that Windows offers for users with low vision. Be sure to check it out! This workshop is intended for users with low vision. If you use a screen reading program, be sure to check out our screen reading version of this workshop.
It seems just about everyone is using email to communicate these days. If you're wanting to learn the basics of outlook, Microsoft's amazing email and calendar application, you've come to the right place.
Let's dive right in by locating our Outlook icon on the desktop. We'll use our mouse pointer to double click the Outlook icon and start the program. Now, if you don't see the Outlook icon on your desktop, not to worry, Windows 10 has another cool way to locate and open programs on our computer. It's called the Search bar. To open the Search bar, we press the Windows key, located between our left Control and Alt keys.
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