Accessibility on Xbox is on fire, with new features released left and right

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Microsoft is continuing to invest in accessibility on Xbox with new updates and features released on a regular basis. These updates and features are designed to make gaming more accessible for everyone, regardless of their abilities.

As announced this week, the green console recently made it easier to connect new controllers by adding the ability to put the console into pairing mode using a media remote, voice command, or previously paired controller.

Not only that, but you can also remap controller buttons to almost 90 keyboard keys on the Xbox Adaptive Controller and Elite Series 2, which is a game-changer for players with limited mobility.

In the Xbox Widgets in Game Bar on PC, there is now a Game Accessibility Settings Menu that makes it easier to find and customize accessibility settings. And, there is now an Accessibility in Games channel in the Xbox Store to make it easier to find games with accessibility features. 

The benefit doesn’t stop there: if you’re a game developer, you can make the most out of the Microsoft Gaming Accessibility Testing Service to validate accessibility features on your games — just like how the recently-released Forza Motorsport has a lot of accessibility features in it.