Tutorial Setup/Install Screen Reader on Admin Remote Desktop Step by Step. Using screen readers for the blind or visually impaired, and even the illiterate can play a key role in interacting with computer devices. However, users who do not have problems with vision or reading texts can also take advantage of converting textual content to audio in this software. Screen Reader can analyze the content and turn it into a fake human voice or content suitable for Braille displays. The subject of this article is How to Install Screen Reader to Admin RDP. Follow us in the rest of this article.

Introduction to Screen Reader

Screen Reader supports popular applications such as web browsers, email checking software, web chat programs, office suite applications, and virtual servers under Windows Server. Screen Reader has a text-to-speech engine with support for more than 80 languages. Also announces text formatting information such as font name and size, writing style, and spelling errors. The screen reader automatically announces the text that is placed under the mouse and displays the position of the mouse using sound at the user’s request. Ability to run the software fully from a USB stick or other portable multimedia device, without the need to install it on a computer in use, as well as the ability to create a portable version of the software with any settings made by you users on flash, memory or burn to CD or DVD. It has the ability to run on the Windows input screen and other protected screens and notifies controls and text when you use touch gestures.

Install Screen Reader to Admin RDP

The first step is to have your VPS running. Then to install a screen reader for the blind in Windows, you must use the remote desktop.

Now type Remote Desktop in the WIN field and press Enter.

In the next step in the window that opens, you must enter the IP address of your server and click Connect.

If you have just installed VPS, you will have access to your desktop after logging in, and displays all the available icons on your Windows server.

Now, to enable the sound, press WIN+R to open the run dialog. Because in the Windows server, the sound is disabled by default.

Then you have to type cmd in the Run dialog and press Enter.


In this step, you have to type the following command and then press Enter.

net start audiosrv


You should note that the above methods do not enable the audio service to start at windows startup. Follow the steps below to cover it.

How to enable the narrator on Admin RDP

To enable windows narrator, refer to Remote DesktopWindows again. Microsoft Windows Narrator is a program on Windows Server that supports the ability to read what is displayed on a computer screen to a blind person. Most blind people, instead of the mouse, use the keyboard to navigate. They should use keystrokes, such as ALT+TAB, to cycle between opened windows.

First Method:

The first way to enable Microsoft Windows Narrator is simple. If you have Windows Server 2012 or 2016, you must turn on Narrator by pressing CTRL+WIN+ALT at the same time.

Because this method does not always work, you can use the following method to enable Microsoft Windows Narrator.

Second Method:

Now you have to press WIN+R again to open the run dialog. Then you should type narrator into the run dialog, and then press Enter. You will only hear the sound of the Narrator speaking if your sound is enabled.

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Narrator windows settings

If you plan to use the screen reader permanently on your server, you will need to configure the audio service to start automatically. We need the audio service to start automatically when the server starts up because for a blind user using audio is the only way that this is possible.

Now you should open the run dialog again and type services.msc and press enter.

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”You are in a tree view ” the Screen reader of choice says. Press TAB to use the arrow keys to navigate through the services.

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You should continue pressing w until you hear the windows audio services and then press Enter. Until it says “startup type”, You will be able to tab. If set to manual, press the up and down arrow keys to change the settings. After hearing ”automatic”, press Enter. Now you can close the dialog box.


In this article, we explained the importance of a screen reader for blind people and also enumerated its features. Using this article, you can easily install and setup Screen Reader on Admin Remote Desktop.

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