Xbox Adaptive Controller used to help a girl with disabilities play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A better way to play

The Xbox Adaptive Controller allows people with all sorts of disabilities to enjoy games with comfort and ease. The controller itself allows for easier play, but it can also be built onto in order to create custom setups. That's exactly what Rory Steel has done in the video above.

Rory built out a special arcade-style board that connects with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to allow Ava, a girl with disabilities, to enjoy her favorite games. Turns out she's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and now she can play it easier than ever!

Thanks to Neverunplaying and Dondom95 for the heads up!


Sun Jan 19 20 10:13pm
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I wish the internet were more like this...

No person has limits. Everyone deserves to experience things.

Look at that smile! It warms even my black heart. Accessibility is something that the vast majority of us take for granted. It’s too bad Nintendo doesn’t provide more options.

It's a hard thing to excuse, though like most compromises you have to be picky with what you do and don't on your game.

Kinda like when they fix certain issues on a later day.

With that said, perhaps Microsoft has put more R&D into accesibility given they're the ones who put the effort on releasing that controller. In the video of said controller they showcase a lot of different types of people with different disabilities. Makes me thing it's hard to pinpoint a standard to work with.

In Matt Brown's video most videogames mainly have tried with color blind options, and a few give more options for subtitle sizes or fonts.

In regards to Nintendo the bare minimum that they don't do is letting people map their button layout in most of their games. I don't get the reasoning. I would assume is to safe-guard exploits, but who knows.

She looks so happy! Smile I hope she's taking on Lynels soon.

I didn't know that Xbox's adaptive controller technology would work with other consoles. It's neat that it does.

Mon Jan 20 20 02:11am
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Microsoft should consider making versions of their adaptive controller for other platforms. They're already a third party publisher on Switch and PS4 so why not make accessories?

Oh that smile. It just oozes pure joy =) Cool dad.

Great story, glad there was a solution to the issue.


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