Xbox has just announced its latest accessibility updates ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), aiming to emphasize the importance of accessibility to ensure gaming can be enjoyed by as many players as possible throughout the Xbox community.

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This occasion provides the brand with an opportunity to recognize its vast community of over 450 million players with disabilities, underscore the significance of accessibility, and spotlight recent endeavors.

In this effort, Xbox actively engages with both the disability community and nonprofit organizations to refine its accessibility offerings, which include empowering game developers through the Gaming for Everyone Product Inclusion Framework, introducing resources like the Xbox Adaptive Controller User Guide Hub, extending accessibility assistance at various events, and so on.

And here are the highlights of the new updates and accessible features:

  • Additional accessory updates and options: Upgrades to the Xbox Adaptive Controller and continued investment in accessibility-focused hardware. They are collaborating with accessibility hardware manufacturers to become authorized Designed for Xbox partners and gathering feedback from the gaming and disability community affected by unauthorized accessories updates.
  • Introducing the Proteus Controller:  A new Designed for Xbox video game controller kit with innovative ‘snap and play’ parts that enable easy connection and gameplay straight out of the box.
  • Highlighting accessibility features in different games: Including Candy Crush Soda Saga, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, and Diablo IV.
  • Showcasing new gameplay resources: Such as accessibility support pages categorized by disability, improved filter and sort settings on consoles for easier discovery of accessible games, and the upcoming Xbox Ambassador Accessibility Ally Badge.
  • New Game Accessibility Workshop Toolkit for developers: Providing instructions and visual assets to facilitate Game Accessibility Workshops.

Kindly refer to the link below for more information on the Xbox Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024:


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