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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Help Gamers with Disabilities

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    I had an idea that would not only help with PR but also help the Halo fan base. There are many players like me with disabilities that prevent us from doing well online. For example, I have something called dysgraphia. It means I have trouble with fine motor control from handwriting to, having my reticle be on a moving target, to head shots. Million of Americans have this especially children. I put a lot of time into learning the strategies for your various Halo games. After many years of practice I can hit the enemy body with difficulty but…

    6 votes
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  7. 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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  8. allow people to downlaod apps without the microsoft acount

    Allowing people to download apps without having a Microsoft acount

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. Small Wireless Xbox Controller

    A smaller version of the wireless Xbox controller for those of us with smaller hands and with less thumb mobility.

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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…

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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…

    3 votes
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  18. I can't access my hotmail account they're showing me alphabetic code to put when i put it they will tell me that something went wrong

    I can't access my hotmail account they're showing me alphabetic code to put when i put it they will tell me that something went wrong that i should try again later for 3 days now i can't look in my mailbox

    3 votes
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  19. ขอคำปรึกษาหน่อยคับ

    เรื่องมีอยู่ว่า
    ผมลืมรหัสผ่านอีเมล์ แล้วอีกอย่าง ผมเปลี่ยนเเบอร์โทรศัพท์ ซึ่งมันเป็นเบอร์ที่ผมลงทะเบียนไว้ ปกติเค้าจะไห้เรายืนยันทางโทรศัพท์ ที่นี้ผมไม่มีอ่ะ
    พอจะมีคำแนะนำไหมคับ

    3 votes
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  20. I like your Xbox One Elite. But it's very heavy for me because i got muscular dystrophy. Please make the next one lighter

    I really like your Xbox One Elite controller. Especially the paddles, because in a lot of games you run by pressing the analog. But then i can remap it to the paddles. But unfortunately i got a disease called duchennes muscular dystrophy. And your controller is very heavy for me, because i'm very weak in my hands. So please make the next version of it lighter

    3 votes
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