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Today is celebrated Accessibility Awareness Dayor World Accessibility Awareness Daya history that, as the name implies, serves to remember, care, and educate people about respecting accessibility for people with disabilities, limitations or special needs.
In its mission to make gaming for everyone, a mission that relies on curated tools, peripherals and experiences, X-Box It celebrates this day with news and system updates for its ecosystem, highlighting Adaptive Xbox Controllerwhich served as a video game portal for thousands of gamers around the world.
In a post on their official blog, the Xbox team took a look at the news, which includes updates with more functionality for the Xbox adaptive controller; New Xbox Store game filter functions for titles with accessibility options; Launch of a new Twitch channel in American Sign Language ASL; A new world of easy access to Maine Craft And more, which you can learn more about here:
- Xbox Adaptive Controller Firmware Updates Which includes the ability to increase the size and add tooltips to button images on the Xbox adaptive console remap screen;
- The ability to search and then filter Game access feature tags In the Xbox Store. The accessibility feature tags, announced last fall, are designed to make it easier for players with disabilities to determine if a game is a good fit. There are 20 tags in total, based on extensive user research and discussions with the gaming and disability community. With this new update, players can search for more than 400 titles and filter them afterwards;
- The last launch of the channel ASL Xbox Twitch. Every day, the Xbox Plays team broadcasts live on the Xbox Twitch channel, playing the latest and greatest titles from the Xbox world. In April, they launched the All-ASL Twitch channel with subtitles for approximately 25 hours of live broadcasts per week.;
- The latest version of “BuildAbility” in Minecraft: Education Edition. In May, M:EE launched a world of accessibility in partnership with PEEL School, where students can recognize, identify and work to remove barriers of access in schools and communities…all in the world of Minecraft.;
- Version 3.0 of Xbox Access Guidelines (XAGs) with information on mental health. Based on feedback from the community and developers, the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines (XAGs) 3.0 update published in May includes a new mental health guide, as well as information about motion sickness and expanded text size details.
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