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  1. Request for OCR in Narrator on the Xbox

    Many blind gamers are streaming the Xbox screen to the computer through the Xbox app in Windows 10, and run OCR on the picture from the Xbox to read menus in games out loud. It would be fantastic if Narrator on the Xbox could do OCR on the screen in games, so blind gamers can get menus and other kind of text read out loud directly on the Xbox, instead of streaming the screen to a pc to run OCR on the screen.

    21 votes
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  2. Sponsored/Donated Adaptive Controllers

    I was really moved by the Adaptive Controller campaign. It is so amazing to see a company pushing the boundaries and making their product more inclusive.

    I don't know anyone in my personal life who needs this device but I wanted to reach out and ask if you've thought about 'sponsored devices' or creating a program that allows people to purchase a device for a person who needs it. Perhaps continuing the organizational partnerships you've already established to help get the devices to the right people?

    I'm not sure this is the right channel to start this discussion but I…

    15 votes
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  3. Please offer trainings

    Please offer trainings and machines to Child Life Specialists and Children's Hospital personnel so we can learn how to use them and offer these products to patients in and out of the hospital settings. Play is so therapeutic for children in hospitals and we try to keep their lives as normal as possible during their stay.The Superbowl commercial was well done and inspiring but it's frustrating for kids if we don't know how to play with them or teach them. It would be great!

    11 votes
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  4. X Box Live

    I have to say in this day and age with all disabilities, whether they are physically, or mentally that you don't do access to all. my son has Tourettes syndrome and Coprolalia. Even though i have informed you of this on your x box live phone number for my sons specific account , he constantly gets banned because of this. I personally don't feel that discriminating against this is your greatest achievement.

    I therefore suggest that you have a seperate play and chat facility that you monitor for children and adults with Tourettes.

    1. They wont get offended or report…

    1 vote
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  5. Controller with increased durability

    My son is autistic and has a condition with his muscle control that prevents him from knowing how hard he's using the controller. He's broken about 8 different controller's analog sticks. It takes him about a week to reduce the stick center line so that it just hangs or wobbles on its axis. I'd love a controller either tonka tough that can take a serious beating (from overuse or increased grip strength) or some sort of cage to limit how much pressure can be applied to the sticks. Thanks

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  6. Publish Audio Description videos which are already on the Xbox youtube channel.

    There are several unlisted videos on the Xbox youtube channel which are Audio Description versions of existing game trailers. I was delighted to discover these, but could not seem to find them without stumbling upon a link from an external site.
    These videos should be published, at the very least, and organized into a playlist for visually impaired gamers to find. At present, the target audience wouldn't even know they exist.
    With E3 going on, it's more relevant than ever for visually impaired to get excited about upcoming titles alongside their sighted peers.

    1 vote
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  7. 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?

    11 votes
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  8. A program for Xbox one users to exchange games from disc to digital copy especially since it’s getting harder to move around for some people

    A way to exchange your old Xbox one games on disk into.Digital copies To help people with disabilities get their old games

    1 vote
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  9. Gaming, party and recovering from a psychosis

    First in Dutch then i translate it to english, i'm sorry. Een paar jaar geleden kreeg ik een psychose het herstellen ging traag. Was snel moe van de prikkels die ik binnen kreeg. Dankzij de Xbox One en de Party's heb ik dat op kunnen bouwen, de hoeveelheid prikkels die ik kon verwerken. Eerst 1 op 1 en een party en game, daarna 1 op 2 in de party steeds meer mensen en enzovoort. Begon met een paar minuten en dat steeds langer. Maar werd ik moe in mn hoofd of werd het te druk kan ging ik eruit en…

    1 vote
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  10. Use adaptive controller for Edge browsing

    Would like to be able to navigate edge with adaptive controller & narrator. Map D pad to narrator directional keys, narrator key mapped to shift button, and A/B mapped to ENTER/ESCAPE.

    2 votes
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  11. Special Education Teacher opportunity to integrate Xbox into the world of education

    As a special education teacher, I am constantly learning and improving to better benefit my students. At this moment in time, I teach a self-contained 'Ed' room. In this setting I am often faced with the question 'how do I get students engaged in a continuous manner and how can I give them ownership of their learning'.
    You see, most of my students do not see the point of school and would rather be at home engaging in preferred activities. After doing several observations, I have noticed that 100% of my students are encouraged, driven, and excited by electronics such…

    1 vote
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  12. 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. :)

    5 votes
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  13. 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. :)

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. I am a stroke survivor. Can stroke adaptive technology be added as video games. A device created that aids in stroke recovery for limbs.

    Develop a game and device for stroke recoveries. Repetition is monotonous. Making a video game would be awesome. My right hand and arm need fun exercise.
    The brain after a stroke needs stimulation. Now it is 4 years later and I can play online games. I want an Xbox. I will wait for your controller. I can only use my mouse.

    3 votes
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  16. Allow mapping of Xbox Adaptive Controller Inputs to Keyboard Buttons

    The Xbox Accessories app only provides the remapping of Xbox Adaptive controller buttons to other Xbox Adaptive Controller buttons.
    Requesting the ability to remap the Xbox 'A' button to keyboard 'Enter' button. Xbox 'B' button to 'Spacebar', etc. There are third-party applications (e.g. reWASD) that provide this function, but that injects an unnecessary and less trustworthy layer between the user and the software.

    Background:
    Without this feature in the Xbox Accessories app, the new controller cannot be used with all of the existing disability enabled software applications built to use keyboard inputs (those typically relay on the Enter / Spacebar…

    2 votes
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  17. Make Apps On XBox apps more accessible

    My wife just bought me an Xbox for Christmas. I have some vision but can't read print. Netflix and other apps aren't accessible. Please make these accessible for blind people.

    4 votes
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  18. I want to use a Mouse with the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    As a disabled person I can only play games with a mouse. So I am forced to play on a PC, but I'd rather play on an Xbox with the Xbox Adaptive Controller and a Mouse. Please add Mouse support.

    2 votes
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  19. Xbox enforcement team and Reports

    The Xbox enforcement team should better control the Reports from other players, and I mean that because by that I mean it's annoying when you get a communication ban for unnecessary things, even though you've just told the person his opinion without offending him , but what I also find unfair is that I'm an anime fan and I like to upload music videos but the Xbox enforcement team is almost constantly blocking my videos and then claiming something that did not appear in the video.

    1 vote
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  20. Xbox

    My son’s new hearing Aids are Bluetooth compatible.i am looking to find away to connect to Xbox one S. He has Oticon Opn hearing Aids along with a Oticon connectclip. Very easily connects with his phone. His headset he uses with his Xbox don’t seem to work with new H.A. Looking for away to use the HA as speaker and connectclip for microphone. Any idea Since?

    3 votes
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