Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. Hi I’m Patrick Lafleur and I’m in a group home called nova salus

    Hi, I’m in a group home called nova salus https://www.novasalus.ca/
    My dr is dr Jose mejijia. At the iwk https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/psychiatry/our-people/faculty/jose-mejia.html

    I was born with ticks and turrets. It’s a movement that you can’t control. If you still don’t now what that is. Look it up on mental health. I have a YouTube channel, that inspires people on what they can do with a disability and moving forward. I would like an Xbox to show people and not just show, to inspire people what you can do with the power of the Xbox. Thank you so much for reading this. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChndT1pE7YxO-fZoeQVmnfg

    4 votes

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  2. System idea

    I think a nice feature for the Xbox community would be to allow group chats. Rather than only being able to send messages to one friend at a time or send them when your all in a strict party. But to allow a group messaging with select friend whenever. We already have the accessibility to message and create looking groups . And join parties so why no have access to group chats

    5 votes

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  3. Remap triggers on Normal Xbox Controllers

    I love with the xbox controller is that you can pretty much remap every button on the controller using the Xbox accessories app but you can only swap the triggers with each other, you can not remap any other buttons to the triggers, this is a problem for me as in some games like Ori where you use the bumpers alot is that I find using the bumpers on an xbox controller uncomfortable so remaping them to the triggers would be nice.
    Also per game profiles will be nice also so I dont have to keep going in to the…

    1 vote

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  4. I'd like a follow up from the accessibility team to my earlier post.

    The only response i'm seeing from your team is: "Thanks for sharing this feedback with us <name>. We're going to pass this information on to the engineering team. Please continue to leave your feedback here and upvote posts that you agree with."

    I would like to see some more feedback on what you are actually doing with the feedback. Please consider my earlier suggestion and follow-up with that message on what the current status is - is it feasible? not feasible? what did the engineering team say of this suggestion?

    Thank you!

    Relates to:
    https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/38544484-xbox-one-accessibility-audio-balancing-for-lef

    21 votes

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  5. Instead of zoom disables game essential actions that I have tried to turn off and can’t. Increase text size in games Print is too small

    Zoom is almost impossible to turn off I would rather see personalized increase in fount because most games I just can’t read from my bed that is not too far from my tv.

    4 votes

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  6. lower cost for the disabled

    more ability for the disabled tto afford products that being on a budget they ccouldnt do like coontrollers annd other expensive items.annd lower tthe prices of the desiign lab also cause those prices for the color options and no colored buttons is crazy.annd the controller options are not good. Shadow is a bad option and the shadow colors suck.poor idea and to expenive 84 dollars for one option and 99 dollars for two garbage colors and designs.the disabled need a voice and im mentally dissabled and on. A huge budget i enjoy making controllers just to expensive for me and…

    5 votes

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  7. Could u guys make a joycon like controller so I can game again! I have CMT

    have a rare disorder called CMT(Charcoal Marie Tooth) it’s a muscle/nerve disorder. I have nerve pain in my left hand, waist & feet. Long story short my nerve pain Is transferrable. So if a part of my body comes in contact w/ the effected area the Pain transfers over Why I’m not sure, it’s a rare disorder that still needs more research. How this effects me gaming is if my left hand which has nerve damage touches my right hand the pain will transfer over to my right hand & I want to prevent any further nerve damage as long…

    5 votes

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  8. Add Narrator documentation for Xbox.

    I cannot find good documentation concerning Narrator usage on the Xbox. The Narrator user guide for Windows is wonderful, but there is nothing similar for the Xbox.

    5 votes

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  9. xbox adaptive controller

    Could you please make the xbox adaptive controller connectable with an apple tv please

    5 votes

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  10. Narrator doesn't support Youtube or Netflix

    Narrator isn't compatible with Youtube or Netflix on the Xbox One. When you try to navigate either app using narrator, there is just no response. Both services have screen reader support for every other platform I've encountered and it would be great if we could use these apps on the Xbox too.

    7 votes

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  11. xbox global setting for subtitles

    The use of subtitles should be set by a global setting to provide consistency across games.

    I have some hearing difficulty so use subtitles to help with game audio. Some games have these on by default, some don't. Sometimes, when I start a new game, audio starts with no subtitles and if it's in a cutscene, it's not always possible to pause and go to the game settings to enable them (Gears of War 4 for example).

    I suggest that in the XBox Accessibility settings, subtitles for game audio should be a setting. Games could then use this as a…

    6 votes

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  12. Need Xbox Split Controller (like Switch controller)

    May we get a split Xbox controller please? It is not good for many people to have their arms tethered together in front of them for hours on end; having a control that separates into 2 like the Switch controller will allow us to play games with both of our arms free so that we can move them around while playing. This isn't a matter of competition, it's a matter of health by now ... I honestly can't keep playing on an Xbox controller that forces me to hold a frozen posture for long periods of times because it is…

    6 votes

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  13. Visual audio for hearing impaired

    So as a deaf gamer it can be hard to play without being at a disadvantage so I think it would be so cool if we could get audio subtitles and visual audio like arrows that point to where the sound is coming from I was think it would be cool to maby have a attachable speak deck for a controller that way you can communicate with your teammates I love to play but it can be challenging I think this would change everything for all deaf gamers out there.

    3 votes

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  14. 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.

    21 votes

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  15. Profanity filter

    A profanity filter added as an option to console or profile settings for chat. Make so instead of someone complaining because an adult used profane language, they can filter it out with the filter and then they themselves become responsible for profanity. If they don’t want to see it then they don’t have to and I or other adults can talk how they please without worrying about a chat ban because someone else couldn’t handle.

    4 votes

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  16. Make Navigation Sounds Mutable.

    Please. I find the sound so annoying/irritating. If PS4 can do this, why can't you. At least let us have options for sounds if your company is so rabid about unmutable sounds. Please, for the love quieter gaming!!

    4 votes

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  17. Hearing Aid Manufacturer Head sets that can be compatible

    Hi there,

    I'm a hearing impaired hearing aid user who is also a Hearing Health Care Professional. Great Ormond Street Hospital has recently approached me about accessibility for the hearing impaired for online gaming.

    What I am looking for is whether there is any known compatibility with the Xbox and hearing aid Bluetooth Remote Microphones? If they are compatible, it will allow the user to adjust the balance of game sounds and online chat to match their level of hearing impairment. Which is key to inclusivity of the hearing impaired. Can this feature be added or is it already added?…

    4 votes

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  18. Idea for Xbox Adaptive controller

    Hello everyone , my name is Luis , I am cerebral palsy disabled. As a consequence of this I´m not playing confortable with the common pad. I know about Xbox adaptive controller but in my case I think that I have an idea better for people like me . Let me tell you my idea:

    My main problem is use the buttons and controllers in horizontal , like a common pad, because you have to press the buttons fast , and that is a huge problem because i can´t move my hand and my fingers fast in this position, so…

    6 votes

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  19. Auto tapping

    I'm an longtime disabled gamer who has always found tapping a button so difficult for me to do this action, there NEEDS TO BE AN AUTO TAPPING SETTING!?!

    4 votes

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  20. to get the narrator to tell me things on the screen like press a to jump

    Im dyslexic and want the narrator to tell me useful things that come on screen like press x to jump, and automatically

    5 votes

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