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  1. 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…

    10 votes
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    • 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!

      7 votes
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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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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.

                  6 votes
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                  • 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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                    • 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?

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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.

                              1 vote
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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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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 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:…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • 1 vote
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