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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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…

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  5. 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…

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. More than 2 controllers on Xbox Co-Pilot feature.

    Considering how flexible the adaptive controller has made it to play on Xbox for disabled users I find that something holding it back is the fact only two controllers can be joined through the Co-pilot feature. I feel that if 3 or maybe even 4 (hardware permitting) controllers were able to be used under the same "Co-pilot" feature, it could expand setup options for disabled users and offer the chance for more people to play.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Amazing Super Bowl Commercial / Accessibility for people with disabilities

    Hi, my name is Callie and I work for a pediatric therapy clinic called OT4KIDS Inc. in Lexington, NC. We specialize in OT, PT and Speech. We work with ages ranging from 0-21, with different types of disabilities on a daily basis and we just want to thank you for creating this control pad so that any child or adult can play. We actually have an Xbox with a kinetic in one of our therapy rooms to help with certain goals, whether its for PT to get the clients to become more active or just as a reward for doing…

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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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  14. Xbox live profile picture customization

    I believe the add a custom gamer profile picture should be returned back to the set of default pictures available and if wanted by other plays, a new product to the Microsoft store and add new pictures to buy if wanted. The reason why is that more then half the whole Xbox live community is dealing with fake accounts using innocent kids and scamming players of all ages pretending to be a “gamer girl” and well I’m just sick and tired to fake post on the community tab fulilled with fake content just to “add my profile” posts

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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.

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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. Create a getting started with Narrator Xbox guide

    Please create a user manual similar to the Windows 10 Narrator guide for Xbox. This should include details such as a physical description of the controller, starting Narrator, and information on using Narrator to navigate the interface. You may want to expand the existing guide with a link to the Xbox specific information.

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  18. Pricing of the Adaptive Controller

    I purchased the adaptive controller for my son who is 9 years old because he has cerebral palsy. I was excited to learn about this controller because this will give him the chance to play on the xbox with his family and friends. However, it was really disturbing to learn that there are four pieces that comes with the adaptive controller and the price of all four pieces came up to the amount of $251. Why is it that a regular controller costs on $59 but someone with a disability have to pay 3 times that amount just to feel…

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  19. 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.

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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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