Remember our post from a while ago? Xbox One features an ‘Ease of Access’ menu. We now know it will include a screenreader and a high contrast mode.
Also available will be the Closed Captions. However, still unsure is the release date, supposed to be “this fall”.
Update Oct. 7
Microsoft is on a roll regarding the accessibility features. No word on the release date of the accessibility features yet, but word has come out that Microsoft is working on global button mapping, and NOT just only for the $150 Xbox One Elite controller.
Button mapping is crucial for disabled gamers. The developer-set control options can be changed to your own liking which is essential if you miss certain fingers for example.
The new Xbox One experience is set to roll out in November. Whether the new features are immediately available is still uncertain.
Microsoft(Xbox) and Sony(Playstation) are now ahead of the 21st century communications and video accessibility act where there’s a special part for the accessibility of game software. However, Nintendo(Wii) is still quiet about any accessibility features. Time for them to catch up.