Gaming that is accessible for all

Two kids brought together by accessible gaming

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 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.

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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.

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Customize button mapping

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

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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.

See what’s on the screen

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Magnifier

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

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High contrast

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

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Customize audio and video

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Speech to text

Game transcription converts in-game player speech 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:

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Sea of Thieves
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Forza Motorsport 7
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Halo Wars 2
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Voice commands

Navigate and interact with Xbox One using voice commands. Turn your console on or off, adjust volume, launch games and apps, and more, all via Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices.

Narrator

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

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Closed captions

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

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Personalized customer support

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Xbox Assist

Xbox Assist 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.

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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.

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Settings to manage your family’s Xbox experience

Manage privacy, online safety, screen time limits, purchase controls, and content restrictions.

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Keep kids safer online

Use the family settings across all of their devices to stay aware of their activity.

Set screen time limits

Set time limits on how much screen time each child is allowed. View activity reports to keep on top of your child’s game-based activity.

Filter content

Make sure your kids view content and play games that are right for their age.

Avoid surprise spending

Get an email when your kids want a game or app in the Microsoft Store—instead of a receipt.

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.

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