server accessibility for a visually impaired


hello please help me to enable audio and narrator features on my windows server instance on lightsail. I am blind, so it is not possible for me to be enabled myself

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I have noted your request. I will raise this with the service team. Will also check if there is a current solution / workaround.

profile pictureAWS
answered 6 months ago

Hi Harry,

I have found a workaround that might help you.

This involves setting up a launch script which will enable audio and narrator during the setting up of a lightsail windows instance. THe launch script enables audio , edits a registery key for the current user to launch narrator on sign on and starts narrator. Here is the script. It is a workaround as currently the browser RDP session doesn't support audio. You will need to use a thick RDP client on your laptop to connect to the instance. Also you will need to add your IP address to instance to be able to connect using RDP. By default you can only connect using the browser RDP. This you will find in the networking section. check Restrict to IP address and add your ip address. (this does require you to stop and start the instance) . once this is done you should be able to log into the instance with Narration up and running.

I will write up a full step by step guide, host this script into a github repo and share the link.

Please find below the launch script. I have tested this on Windows Server 2022.

net start audiosrv

reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility" /t REG_SZ /v Configuration /d narrator /f



If you are facing any issue please comment here I will try my best to resolve it.

profile pictureAWS
answered 6 months ago
  • Hi Harry. Please do a +1 if this has helped you. Keen to know if it has worked for you.

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