Accessibility in video games is crucial to let everyone play the games they love, and World of Warcraft is making efforts to improve in this aspect. The latest World of Warcraft update adds brand-new accessibility options, including speech-to-text and text-to-speech for voice chat, better contrast options for quest text, and more.
Xbox's push for accessibility is liberating people from lives of exclusion and isolation, and even if you're callous enough to disregard the moral imperative, there's millions out there who would willingly throw money at companies were they only able to do so. Inclusion is more important than ever, and here's why Microsoft's push is an example to be followed.
Accessibility is an incredibly important aspect of video games, and Xbox has been at the forefront of accessibility for a while now. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Xbox has dropped a ton of information about new and upcoming accessibility features, updates to accessibility programs and resources, ways to discover accessible games and donate to charities, and more.
A special glimpse inside Microsoft is offered in a new interview with the company's chief accessibility officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie. Lay-Flurrie offers fresh insights regarding accessibility and what Microsoft's doing to help.
Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote an extensive blog post today about the company's extended commitment to accessibility. The new five-year commitment aims to help people with disabilities through technology, creating opportunities, and improving inclusivity.
Accessibility is incredibly important to make gaming more inclusive for everyone, and Microsoft has been a huge advocate in recent years. The gaming industry should follow in Xbox's footsteps to help everyone experience gaming at its best.
Accessibility is and should always be a core tenet of creating a great game, and in 2020 Xbox created their Xbox Accessibility Guidelines to help game devs. Now, the guidelines are being updated with a ton of improvements, and Xbox has pledged to support devs by helping to test their games.
Minecraft is an easily-accessible and widely popular game, and EyeMine V2 is making it even easier for people of all walks of life to play. This free accessibility tool lets you play Minecraft with only your eyes.
A new post from Microsoft shares how a converted HoloLens and Project Tokyo help blind people recognize faces. Spatial audio and well-designed cues help people and tech work together to improve conversations.
Most people without disabilities ignore articles about accessibility because like a wheelchair ramp they're there but seem irrelevant to them. With one billion people living with disabilities and many disabilities being acquired through accidents, disease or aging, we'll all be touched by disabilities directly or by association. With the digital world becoming more integral to our lives...
Today is the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day where the focus is on the creators of our tech employing making sure its accessible to all. This is something Microsoft does 365 days a year.