Making the XBox X-cessible for everyone
Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2018 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, microsoft, xbox, accesibility, Adaptive Controller
The front of the Adaptive Controller looks rather plain and hides the ability this controller has to change some peoples worlds. The back of the controller hides the magic, 19 3.5mm jacks, which can be used to accept input from a gamut of controller designed for those with limited mobility. The devices include everything from breath inputs, finger switches and foot pedals, just to name a few, allowing those aids to be used to control the XBox and allow those who have been unable to play their favourite games a chance to enjoy them once again. As Ars Technica points out, many companies have talked about making gaming more accessible but this is the first actual product to do so.
If you now anyone who would benefit from this, or someone involved in projects like our occasional guest David Hewlett's UpgradeRequired.org you should check this out.
"Rather, these ports see Microsoft connecting with, and loudly celebrating, what has long been an open secret in the world of gaming peripherals: the community of add-on devices designed for limited-mobility gamers."
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