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Why Microsoft wants to make games more accessible for all of us

7 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Inside Microsoft's Inclusive Technologies Lab in Redmond, Washington, a sign says, “When you do not intentionally, deliberately include... you will unintentionally exclude.” This reflects the thinking behind the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a new accessory for Xbox One game consoles to help those with limited mobility get back in the...
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Xbox Adaptive Controller Launched For Differently Abled Players

Xbox Adaptive Controller Launched For Differently Abled Players

7 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new controller for people who are differently abled. This new controller was actually leaked earlier this week and the company has officially announced it today. Microsoft is calling it the Xbox Adaptive Controller and it will help people with disabilities play games on Xbox. Microsoft describes it as the most flexible adaptive controller made by a major gaming company.
The controller has two large programmable buttons as well as 19 jacks through which a wide variety of buttons, joysticks, and switches can be connected to enable differently abled...
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Announcing the Xbox Adaptive Controller for accessible gaming

7 days ago   |   By Windows

Here are some of the highlights from Phil's post:
“We have been on a journey of inclusive design, which celebrates and draws inspiration from people who are often overlooked in the typical design process.
For gamers with limited mobility, finding controller solutions to fit their individual needs has been challenging. The solutions that exist today are often expensive, hard to find, or require significant technical skill to create. A number of individuals and organizations are creating custom solutions, but it has been often difficult for them to scale when most rigs need to be so...
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Microsoft announces Adaptive Xbox controller for more accessible gaming

Microsoft announces Adaptive Xbox controller for more accessible gaming

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Earlier this week, images of what appeared to be a more accessible Xbox controller emerged online. Now, Microsoft has confirmed the images were real and that the controller will go on sale later this year. Called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the device is intended to be an easy-to-use and affordable way for gamers with limited mobility to play the games standard gamepads have so long created barriers to. The Xbox Adaptive Controller is the result of several years work and Microsoft worked with a range of organisations including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation...
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