Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Xbox One - Accessibility - Audio balancing for left-right

    The Xbox One already provides a lot of features in terms of accessibility.

    One feature that is missing in my opinion is the option to manually balance the audio for left-right. Many Microsoft devices (e.g. phones, workstations) already offer the opportunity to balance it yourself.

    The reason i'm asking is that my own hearing is slightly impaired (25-30%) on one side (right) rendering headphones practically useless for many games. In my idea this is a relative simple feature to add to the accessibility options, making the Xbox One system more and more accessible to all members in the public, including…

    29 votes
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  2. Remote desktop access.

    Narrator should be able to support the use of remote desktop. In a similar method to that used by Jaws. Synthesized speech would not be sent over the remote audio device to the local system, instead, the synthesizer commands would be sent back to the local synthesizer using one of the RDP protocols. This functionality is already supported in RDP. The support just needs to be added to Narrator.

    8 votes
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  3. Fix your stupid controllers

    Starts moving so quickly i nearly had a siezure it went so fast that i wanted to die go fix your xboxs or controllers

    2 votes
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  4. I have an idea for a video game that does not require joystick functions.

    Please make an Xbox game that does not require the use of a joystick for kids (people) with high cognitive ability but low physical ability. My son uses two switches connected to the adaptive controller; he could maybe use three. Create a fun game where acceleration/forward movement is automatic, and where buttons are used for steering and/or jumping. Do not require backing up; do not make it go too fast. Create a variety of terrains (not tracks - too hard to navigate) with a variety of obstacles to go over/through. There are hardly any games like this on Xbox or…

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    25 votes
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  6. 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…

    18 votes
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  7. Xbox Controller for left hand only

    My name is Mason. I am almost nine. I have cerebral palsy and can’t use my right hand to operate the Xbox controller. Is there something that can help me use the controller with only my left hand.

    4 votes
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  8. Support Vibration state in Xbox Adaptive Controller

    I'm looking to trigger lights based on the vibration feedback but there is no output port for the vibration state that I can use for that.

    2 votes
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  9. Just call customers back

    Just call a disabled customer or state clearly you do not want nor support disabled customers - appreciate profit is no 1 priority

    2 votes
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  10. 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 each…

    3 votes
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  11. 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!

    12 votes
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  12. 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

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. 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…

    3 votes
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  15. 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?

    13 votes
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  16. 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

    2 votes
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  17. 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…

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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…

    3 votes
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  20. 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. :)

    6 votes
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