Display screens

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Best Practices for Display Screen Setup and Use

This guide focuses on optimizing the use of display screens in the workplace, whether using single or dual monitors.

Universal Screen Setup Rules

  • Position screens directly in front of you, with the top at eye level.
  • Ensure screens can tilt and are free from glare.
  • Arrange the workplace to minimize screen glare, using curtains and blinds as necessary.
  • Adjust screen brightness and contrast to suit room lighting.
  • Screens should be sharply focused, free from flickering, and display legible text.

Assessing Screen Clarity

Questions to consider for optimal screen setup:

  • Is the text clear and readable, with suitable size and color?
  • Does the image remain stable without flickering?
  • Is the screen suitable for its intended use, especially for detailed work?
  • Can brightness and contrast be adjusted comfortably?
  • Do screens have swivel and tilt functions?
  • Is the screen free from glare and reflections?

Reducing Screen Glare and Reflection

Tips for minimizing glare and reflection:

  • Use a mirror to test for reflections and adjust screen position or lighting accordingly.
  • Dark text on a light background can help reduce glare.
  • Ensure window coverings are effective in controlling light.
  • Consider anti-glare screen filters as a last resort.

Choosing the Right Display Screen

Select a screen that fits the complexity of your work and adjust settings to avoid leaning forward or straining to see details.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Remote Working LO 1.2.1