Microsoft announces extensive new accessibility features for Xbox

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New features should help many users

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In a 40-minute showcase, Microsoft announced that it is adding a range of new accessibility features to the Xbox range in the coming months.

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The series of plans include improvements to all things Xbox, such as the Microsoft Store, Xbox apps on PC, Xbox Game Pass apps, and Xbox.com.

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The Microsoft Store for Xbox will receive a new accessibility panel for each game listing. It is designed to make it easier for players to find games that include certain accessibility features. 20 accessibility tags will be supported, including a Narrated Game Menu, Input Remapping, as well as Single Stick gameplay options. Developers will need to follow specific rules to be able to use tags so that the information remains accurate.

Initially, accessibility tags will be available starting today through the Xbox Accessibility Insiders League, with the expansion to all things Xbox in the coming months.

Also, there will be a new Accessibility Spotlight page on the Microsoft Store app for Xbox. It will highlight games that offer “multiple accessibility feature tags” and “recognized by the gaming and disability community”.

In the meantime, this might be the ideal time to see Accessible Sports Database For more details on accessibility features, the database has just launched.

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S. credit: Microsoft

Other changes include quick settings that will make it easier to toggle accessibility features without leaving the game or app. There will also be better color filters for Xbox Series X|S users, which will benefit those with color blindness or lack of color vision.

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Recently, Microsoft announced that it is testing a new Night Mode that should help many users as well.

The game giant also plans to introduce globalized speech-to-text and text-to-speech chat settings. hello infinity It was also highlighted during the showcase with several accessibility features coming when it was launched in December.

More information a. available on blog post but expected to be able to accommodate a significant amount hello infinityUI to improve accessibility.

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