Microsoft Patent Portends a Customization Feature for Accessible Gaming

May 2019 – Last year, Microsoft patented a controller tailored for gamers that are blind or have low vision. The controller includes upgrades such as the bump matrix display. This feature displays braille characters positioned for gamers to access easily. It also includes upgrades such as a series of paddles. These paddles permit gamers with a visual disability to quickly send chat messages coded in Braille. Though the controller is not currently in production nor has Microsoft released any additional information. The controller signals the development of technology that is inclusive of people with visual disabilities from the onset of gaming design. [Source: Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo]

Date of Publication: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019


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