Xbox Series X Has Tactile Indicators Over its Ports

Microsoft continues to work towards accessibility in games.

Posted By | On 11th, Oct. 2020

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We’ve seen games taking significant steps forward toward being more accessible in recent years, with a greater effort from several in the industry to provide more options to players with disabilities. One of the best examples of that has been Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, and it seems they’re looking to continue in that direction with next-gen hardware.

Recently taking to Twitter, Microsoft’s Inclusive Lead Bryce Johnson – who co-invented the aforementioned Xbox Adaptive Controller – revealed that Xbox Series X has tactile indicators over its powers for the blind, something that will also help with reach-around cabling.

In later tweets, Johnson clarified that the pattern of indicators over the ports isn’t “a standard”, and was instead “determined from working with our internal blind community.” He also explained that Braille wasn’t used because there wouldn’t be enough space on the console, and it would also present localization issues.

As Johnson mentions a couple of times in his tweets, its “not a complete solution”, but it’s still great to see Microsoft taking the initiative.

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch worldwide on November 10. Microsoft recently kicked off the marketing campaign for the two consoles with a new trailer- check it out through here.


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