Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Option to lock XAC modifiers

    Love the Shift command on the XAC. Because I only have use of my head, all my inputs need to come via external switches mounted on my headrest. Since I need to hold the Shift switch down and then press another switch with only my head, I often simply can’t reach that other switch. I can’t hold two switches down at once. But if I could lock Shift (like toggle it on and off), I could press my Shift switch, then my other switch(s), then the Shift switch again. :)

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    • Change XAC profiles with external switch

      I can’t use my hands at all and do everything with external switches, mounted on my headrest. This limits me to only being able to use four switches. I have a profile for playing racing games and another for navigating the Xbox UI; however, because I cannot change between these profiles, I’m confined to either my game or the Xbox UI. I need a way to change profiles so I can independently use my Xbox. :)

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      • Microsoft Family - Screen Time

        Hi, I would like to have a feature where I could give additional time to my child from the Microsoft Family home screen web site, without the need to have my kid request additional time via email.

        Also, I would like to have a very granular time assignment possible outside of the predefined time templates (15, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours and 8 hours).
        Sometime I just want to give 20 minutes, but in the current model this is not possible.

        It would also be nice to have the ability to stop any allotted time immediately via web site.

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        • Is there a way to connect my hearing aids to my Xbox one?

          Can you make an adapter to work with my Xbox one controller/device and my Bluetooth capable hearings aids? A 1.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter in the headphone jack would work, no?

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          • Option to remove navigation sounds on Xbox One

            As a sufferer of migraines as part of my disability, I am hoping for an option to turn off navigation noise on the xbox one: this is discussed in this forum: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/691088-xbox-one/76559013
            Thank you Microsoft for your forward thinking for people with disabilities. Please fix this issue in a future patch.

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            • Xbox one controller compatible with the adaptive controller

              My name is Charlie Lawless, and I am having a problem with the play and charge kit, and the adaptive controller. If you have purchased the Xbox play and charge kit, with the original controller, then you bought the adaptive controller; also, when you connect the original Xbox one controller to the adaptive controller, for some reason, the light should remain green. After a day, the light turns red. My suggestion to Xbox is if possible make another play, and charge kit with a shorter cable to the disabled could use the adaptive controller with the Xbox One.

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              • 1 vote
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                • Contact this guy for an ad on the new assistive xbox controller: https://youtu.be/lPlDvYIq2cU?t=4m8s

                  Contact this guy for an ad on the new assistive xbox controller: https://youtu.be/lPlDvYIq2cU?t=4m8s

                  It could show him playing, and then say "well not everyone can be Robert, for the rest we have the new Adaptive Controller"...

                  Just a thought!

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                  • Sticky notes bug with XAC and JoyToKey

                    If using a XAC d-pad for cursor movement (remapping using the very popular JoyToKey remapping software) you'll notice that Sticky notes behaves badly when you push UP (to simulate cursor up).

                    This is because even without JoyToKey, using the XAC or any joystick type device is picked up by Sticky Notes, but UP for some reason is mapped to the TAB key. Meaning you can access sticky notes, but can never simulate an UP key press. Very frustrating, and renders Sticky Notes nearly useless for such users.

                    Here's a little on XAC being used as a mouse device to show…

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                    • xbox adaptive controller - programmable buttons that can use keyboard/mouse inputs

                      I bought the xbox adaptive controller for the pdp one handed controller peripheral. I would like to be able to program the buttons using keyboard/mouse inputs. I have limited abilities in my left hand so the one handed controller is perfect. i intended to use the XAC combined with a mouse. The current game i am playing wont allow the use of a controller and a mouse at the same time. -- i have determined it's the controllers "imacontroller" tag and using "controllerbuttons" conflicts with the mouse/keyboard settings.

                      Example configuration:
                      UP: W
                      Down: S
                      Left: A
                      Right: D

                      Button 1:…

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                      • make a new joystick design

                        i have extremely limited hand movement, so a retro arcade style joystick would be amazing for the xbox adaptive controller. however, make it a single usage controller, just directional. you already have buttons to adapt to every other button on the regular xbox controller, all except the directional arrows

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                        • Make it so I can use Hulu and Netflix without being signed in. Your severs have been messed up for a couple days and I can’t even use the se

                          Because of your live outage I can’t use services that I pay for separate from Xbox live. There is no reason I have to be signed in to use Hulu or Netflix. I feel I should be credited for not being able to use either of these services because you all are having issues. I pay good money for Hulu, Netflix, and Spotify and because of the way you all set your system up I have to miss multiple days of my subscription. PS4 doesn’t have this issue. You all need not make me sign in for thing that have…

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                          • Enforcements are To harsh

                            An enforcement from the people on that team I feel are too harsh on the play. A recent suspension that I have recive is a week ban and it doesn’t even tell me what or how I did something wrong. I am Very good at multiple games. When I revive hate messages I take the lightly and do not respond. But what if that play reports me for being unsporting when they are the ones who sent the message. I feel that has happened to me and now I feel I am being punished for excepting in a game that…

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                            • Collaboration with new Xbox Adaptive Controller

                              Hello Xbox Team!

                              We would like to discuss a possible partnership for the upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller with you. As GlassOuse, we design and manufacture assistive devices and adapted switch controls. We believe we will be a perfect match for the gamers with the new controller. If you can write back to us, we want to send you a bundle of our products and share all knowledge we gathered about accessibility so far since the beginning of our journey. As GlassOuse Assistive Device and G-Switch Series, we are more than ready to become a part of this.

                              Here, you may…

                              2 votes
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                              • Parts and Pieces

                                I'm excited for my son to get the new accessible controller but when shopping for the adaptions he will need I can't help but notice the t-bar joystick shown in the photo isn't available. Will it be? If not it should be.

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                                • Xbox Adaptive Controller

                                  The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be a fantastic product. Being disabled, we tend to sometimes have very specific issues to solve when it comes to gaming. Will there be maybe a Help Desk type of forum for this device and maybe use cases on how people found it helpful. For me I am forced to be prone and lying down 24/7, this makes gaming very uncomfortable and I can not do the things I wish I could do, this device might help, but there are so many types of ways of using it, I might need help figuring out the…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Accessibility tester

                                    I would love to become an Xbox accessibility tester, and give more feedback. My gamer tag is ThirdEye0pen. I am a quadriplegic with partial use of my arms, but not function in my wrists or hands. I LOVE to game on my Xbox and have been loyal to the product since its inception, and especially after my wreck. I am able to play a lot of games, however the ones that require 3 buttons to be used at the same time have been off limits. Even racing games, that require the trigger to be held aren't playable for me, even…

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                                    • xbox one x And a rural town. Are not compatable!

                                      When you recommend to people in rural towns to purchase Xbox one x Microsoft is at fault YOU NEED TO STATE THE BANWITH necessary to operate the box. the X requires 4.4 to operate! Where I am at its only 2.11 don't sell something that will not work.

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                                      • One handed controller.

                                        My step daughter only has the use of her left arm. She can play extremely well despite her disability, but still struggles. She doesn't like the co-pilot add on. She likes to be in control. A controller capable of being comfortably welded with one hand would be ideal.

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                                        • Remove 3rd Party Adapter Blocks

                                          My son is quadriplegic and has an adapted X Arcade controller for use with head buttons and an adapter for the X-Box One, purchased in 2015. This is the only way he can use the console
                                          All worked just fine until your X Box One software upgrade on Wed 25th April blocked the adapter. Please remove this block immediately as he cannot now use the console at all.
                                          Your own website states:
                                          "There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it. Transparency, accountability, and inclusion aren’t just built into our…

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