Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

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  1. 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. :)

    7 votes
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  2. 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.

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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…

    3 votes
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  5. 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

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    3 votes
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  7. 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…

    3 votes
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  8. 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.

    3 votes
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  9. 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:…

    5 votes
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  10. Contact this guy for an ad on the new assistive xbox controller: https://youtu.be/lPlDvYIq2cU?t=4m8s

    Contact this guy for an ad on the new assistive xbox controller: https://youtu.be/lPlDvYIq2cU?t=4m8s

    It could show him playing, and then say "well not everyone can be Robert, for the rest we have the new Adaptive Controller"...

    Just a thought!

    4 votes
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  11. make a new joystick design

    i have extremely limited hand movement, so a retro arcade style joystick would be amazing for the xbox adaptive controller. however, make it a single usage controller, just directional. you already have buttons to adapt to every other button on the regular xbox controller, all except the directional arrows

    4 votes
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  13. Sticky notes bug with XAC and JoyToKey

    If using a XAC d-pad for cursor movement (remapping using the very popular JoyToKey remapping software) you'll notice that Sticky notes behaves badly when you push UP (to simulate cursor up).

    This is because even without JoyToKey, using the XAC or any joystick type device is picked up by Sticky Notes, but UP for some reason is mapped to the TAB key. Meaning you can access sticky notes, but can never simulate an UP key press. Very frustrating, and renders Sticky Notes nearly useless for such users.

    Here's a little on XAC being used as a mouse device to show…

    3 votes
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  14. 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…

    4 votes
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  15. Make it so I can use Hulu and Netflix without being signed in. Your severs have been messed up for a couple days and I can’t even use the se

    Because of your live outage I can’t use services that I pay for separate from Xbox live. There is no reason I have to be signed in to use Hulu or Netflix. I feel I should be credited for not being able to use either of these services because you all are having issues. I pay good money for Hulu, Netflix, and Spotify and because of the way you all set your system up I have to miss multiple days of my subscription. PS4 doesn’t have this issue. You all need not make me sign in for thing that have…

    3 votes
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  16. Collaboration with new Xbox Adaptive Controller

    Hello Xbox Team!

    We would like to discuss a possible partnership for the upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller with you. As GlassOuse, we design and manufacture assistive devices and adapted switch controls. We believe we will be a perfect match for the gamers with the new controller. If you can write back to us, we want to send you a bundle of our products and share all knowledge we gathered about accessibility so far since the beginning of our journey. As GlassOuse Assistive Device and G-Switch Series, we are more than ready to become a part of this.

    Here, you may…

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    6 votes
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  18. Help Gamers with Disabilities

    Hi,

    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…

    7 votes
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  19. Parts and Pieces

    I'm excited for my son to get the new accessible controller but when shopping for the adaptions he will need I can't help but notice the t-bar joystick shown in the photo isn't available. Will it be? If not it should be.

    3 votes
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  20. 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…

    4 votes
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