• Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is an inspiring example of inclusive design

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Every gamer with a disability faces a unique challenge for many reasons, one of which is the relative dearth of accessibility-focused peripherals for consoles. Microsoft is taking a big step towards fixing this with its Xbox Adaptive Controller, a device created to address the needs of gamers for whom ordinary gamepads aren't an option.
    The XAC, revealed officially at a recent event but also leaked a few days ago, is essentially a pair of gigantic programmable buttons and an oversized directional pad. 3.5mm ports on the back let a huge variety of assistive devices like blow tubes, pedals...
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  • This Is How Microsoft's New Xbox Adaptive Controller Works

    This Is How Microsoft's New Xbox Adaptive Controller Works

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Adaptive Controller for its gaming console designed specifically to meet the needs of players with disabilities.
    Gamers with disabilities have previously required custom solutions for controllers, which require a good deal of technical expertise to create and can be cost prohibitive to would-be players.
    The Xbox Adaptive Controller has two large buttons on its face, which can be operated with hands but are also large enough for players to control them with their elbows or feet as well.
    The rear of the adaptive controller has a row of 3.5mm ports for adding...
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