Gaming that is accessible for all

Spencer Allen uses the Xbox Adaptive Controller to play a game with a friend.

Nothing should come between you and the games you love. Xbox strives to eliminate barriers, and to empower gamers to play the way they play.

Accessibility features on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One*

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours

The Xbox Adaptive Controller connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible.

Screenshot of the Xbox accessibility features menu.

Accessibility Feature Tags

Discover games with accessibility features.

Two controller linked together with co-pilot to play  Minecraft

Two can play as one

Copilot links two controllers so you can use them as if they were one controller. Once linked, both controllers have full control, and you can use either controller however you like.

A screen displaying the button mapping feature

Customize button mapping

Use the Xbox Accessories app to configure the button layout on your Xbox Wireless Controller.

A black keyboard and mouse in front of an Xbox Series X and a TV.

Mouse and keyboard support

Use wired USB mice and keyboards for navigation in select games and apps, and—with a keyboard—getting around on Xbox.

Screenshot of the Xbox quick settings menu.

Quick Settings

Quickly and easily toggle accessibility features, without leaving your game or app, making it easier to share your console with others!

See what’s on the screen

Screenshot of the Accessibility options under a Settings menu.


Magnifier zooms in on the screen, so you can see text and images better on your Xbox console.


High contrast

High contrast can help you distinguish between items and text on your screen while navigating Xbox’s built-in apps and experiences.

Gameplay images from Halo with different color filters applied

Color Filters

Customize your visual experience to assist with distinguishing between colors without impacting performance.

Screenshot of night mode options in the accessibility menu

Night Mode

Customize the blue light filter on your console, controller and screen to meet your needs, protect your eyes and make it easier to sleep.

Customize audio and video

Screenshot of a game showing a speech transcription text box

Speech to text

Speech transcription converts player speech from Party Chat or in-game chat to text that you can read on the screen. It can also read chat text that you type to other players aloud.

Try these games with game transcription:

Sea of Thieves, several pirate ships go to battle.

Sea of Thieves

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Front view of Master Chief’s helmet with prior Halo game art in the background.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Gears 5, Kait and Marcus posing in heavy gear.

Gears 5

Screenshot showing Google Assistant starting Gears 5. A game pass logo appears in the lower right corner.

Voice commands

With Xbox for Alexa and Google Assistant, you can interact with your Xbox console using just your voice. Turn your console on and off, launch games and apps, capture screenshots and clips, play and pause videos, and more, from any Google Assistant-enabled or Alexa-enabled device.


Narrator is a screen reader that lets you hear audio descriptions for elements on the screen, such as text and buttons.


Closed captions

Closed captioning is available when you watch supported DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and many on-demand video services.

Xbox Ambassador logo over a rainbow gradient background

Xbox Ambassadors

The Ambassador program strives to make gaming for everyone, and we want all Ambassadors to feel empowered and knowledgeable about accessibility on Xbox. Complete missions and learn about features that make games accessible for everyone.

Personalized customer support

A screenshot showing the Xbox Assist support UI.  Action items list 4 options including Check out your purchases, Need to troubleshoot an issue?, Ready for the best 4K experience in gaming?, and Got a gift card or code?

Xbox Support App

Xbox Support App is personalized to help you optimize your Xbox experience for the games you play and the way you play them. You’ll find guides to new features, how-to videos, suggestions for features that might be valuable to you and a lot more.


Disability Answer Desk

The Disability Answer Desk is where customers with disabilities can get support with Microsoft Office, Xbox Accessibility, and Windows. Xbox Accounts and Billing support is now available in American Sign Language (ASL) via videophone for Xbox gamers in the United States.


Accessibility in action

Spencer Allen with the Xbox Adaptive controller sitting on his custom built gaming controls

Meet Spencer Allen

Passionate gamer Spencer Allen customized his Xbox Adaptive Controller to give himself the precision he needed to game at the level he used to.