Windows 10 provides built-in features and special settings to make it easier for the users with visual disabilities to use the Computer without a Display. You can activate the settings to use the Computer without Display by choosing the Ease of Access option provided in the Control Panel. The Ease of Access option offers many intuitive ways to interact with the computer which are not only useful for people with disabilities but can also be helpful for everyone.
Apart from Control Panel you can also invoke Ease of Access by typing it in the search box (also called Cortana) adjacent to the Windows Start Menu. Alternatively you can also use the Windows + U key combination to quickly reach these settings.
You can enable the Narrator using the Start Narrator option. Narrator is a tool that will read out the events and the text that appears on the screen e.g. pop-up messages, error messages, alerts etc. You can configure the audio properties, speech and voice speed for translating the text to speech. For more options and fine tuning you can select the Use the Computer without a display option as displayed in the screenshot above. Selecting this option will open up further audio options to configure as required.
You can Turn On the Audio Description which will describe what is happening in a video. You can increase the time interval for which any notification is displayed so that you can space the audio correctly. Since we are not using the Display, you can also disable the animation displayed on the screen. Once these option are set they become active whenever you sign in to your Computer.
Using Voice to Control Computer
You can now give commands to the computer through your voice. Configuring Speech recognition in Windows 10, you can interact with the Computer effectively without using Keyboard or Mouse or Display. Invoke Speech recognition settings by selecting Control Panel ->Speech Recognition option.
Make sure you undergo the tutorial to train your voice to make it easier for the Computer to understand your commands. Configuring these options will allow you to effectively communicate with your computer even when the Display is Off.
Display Blank Screen
Since there no visuals that can be watched on the Display, keeping the Monitor On is not advisable. Turning Off the Monitor sometimes is not possible due to the nature of work being carried out or due to any technical difficulties. Moreover Monitors emits glare which can be sometimes disturbing.
Turn Off Monitor is a free to try Software utility which allows you to display a Blank Screen instead of Turning Off your Monitor completely and avoid the glare that Monitor emits. When installed successfully using the standard Windows installation process, the Turn Off Monitor Software creates a Desktop shortcut to activate the Blank window. Just click on the shortcut to cover your Display Screen with a black window.
Download this fully functional Turn Off Monitor utility now and enjoy many other Monitor management features of the Software. Turn Off Monitor can be used on Windows Operating System like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and even Windows 7.
These features are not only useful for people with visual impairments but just about everyone who finds it easier to work with limited use of the Monitor. Using the Blank Screen feature along with the array of options offered by Windows 10, makes it possible to comfortably use the Computer without a Display.