Microsoft and Apple have launched high profile inclusive projects in observation of 2018’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day, helping people with disabilities both shape the technological future and better enjoy it.

Microsoft has introduced an adaptive controller for its Xbox console and PCs, which will help gamers with disabilities play games. Apple, meanwhile, is bringing its Everyone Can Code program to schools for people who are deaf, blind, or have some other accessibility limitation.

Microsoft’s controller, which will cost $100 when it’s released later this year, does away with things like directional pads, triggers, and the standard A/B/Y/X buttons. Instead, it has two large buttons and a number of ports on the back, letting players customize the controller to their individual needs. The buttons can be mounted to a wheelchair or table and the large black buttons can be controlled by a user’s foot.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller welcomes more gamers to Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. Find out more: https://t.co/n8qnvSVFHh pic.twitter.com/9JamGzpNuL

— Xbox (@Xbox) May 17, 2018

I am super proud of the work this team put into creating the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Designed in partnership with the community, …read more

Source:: Fortune.com – Tech

      

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