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Microsoft Adaptive Controller

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I must be honest I hadn't ever heard about this, but when this touching story flashed up on my newsfeed I must say I was impressed.

 

https://kotaku.com/dad-builds-custom-xbox-adaptive-controller-so-daughter-1841098866

 

And from the wiki:

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller has a slim rectangular frame that is about a foot in length. The face of the controller has two large, domed buttons that can be mapped to any function using the Xbox Accessories app. The face also includes a large D-pad, menu button, view button, and the Xbox home button that are featured on a standard Xbox One controller. The controller features USB ports on either side that are used to connect devices that map to analog stick functions. The back of the frame has nineteen 3.5 mm jacks that allow multiple assistive input devices to be connected; each jack corresponds to a different button, trigger, bumper or D-pad function on the standard Xbox One controller. The Xbox Adaptive Controller supports Windows 10 and Xbox One devices and is compatible with every game at a system level.[1]

 

 

Thought it was really cool and that it deserved to be more widely known about.

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It's a phenomenal thing, especially when you realise that the custom kit released by specialist companies is wildly, wildly expensive. 

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MS deserve a load of credit for helping making games more accessible for those with disabilities. Whether by design or accident Kinect was great for that, they were the first to introduce system level customisable controls and the Adaptive Controller looks to be fantastic - I haven’t bought one yet as my daughter seems to manage fine with a standard customised controller but it’s a great addition for those with more serious disabilities. 

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