Xbox Adaptive Controller to Improve the Gaming Experience for People with Disabilities

This September, Xbox will release a new video game controller that has been developed intentionally for people with limited mobility. For those with physical impairments, the standard controllers that come with an Xbox can be impossible to use. Because of this, Xbox has designed a controller that includes ports for a multitude of other devices such as switches, specially made joy sticks, and foot controllers. They advertise that the adaptive controller will include “"Nineteen 3.5mm ports and two USB 2.0 ports for external inputs. One 3.5mm stereo headset jack for audio." Xbox is also selling other accessories such as wheelchair mounts and leg mounts. 

The adaptive controller will operate with Xbox One and PC’s that run Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Within the Xbox One accessories app there is a “button remapping” option. It is through this setting that users will be able to decide which controllers, switches, and buttons will connect to certain commands, giving users full control of their gaming experience.  

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