There is a tactile indicator for the visually impaired on the Xbox Series X port
Microsoft's next-generation game console, which will be released worldwide on November 10, 2020, is the ' Xbox Series X / S. ' The ports on this Xbox Series X have been shown to have tactile indicators that even visually impaired people can see.
Xbox Series X has tactile indicators over the ports --Eurogamer.net
Bryce Johnson, who worked on inclusive design in Microsoft's devices division and was also involved in the development of the Xbox Adaptive Controller , revealed the existence of a tactile indicator for the visually impaired on the Xbox Series X port.
On his Twitter account , Johnson said, 'Trivia about inclusive design . Someone suggested placing a tactile indicator for the visually impaired. This tactile indicator is invisible. It's also useful for wiring. Our design team, community, and Kaitlyn Jones helped develop it. It's not a perfect solution, but let's see and learn how tactile indicators work. ' Tweeted.
Inclusive design tidbit. E suggested we put tactile indicators (for the blind) over the ports of the Xbox Series X, also helps for reach-around cabling. @KaitlynJones_ worked with the design team and our community. It's not a complete solution but we 'll see how it does & learn. Pic.twitter.com/9Mx7WkI3CF— Bryce Johnson (@brycej) October 9, 2020
Kaitlyn Jones, a program manager working with the Xbox Gaming Accessibility team, said of the tactile indicators on the Xbox Series X ports: 'Use different uneven patterns for each port type (such as HDMI or USB) instead of Braille. So we help you tactilely identify the difference between the ports. '
yesss !!! Not braille, just a distinct tactile bump 'pattern' for each port type (HDMI, USB, etc) to hopefully assist with port identification through touch. Awesome # a11y progress !! https://t.co/A4hYp1205d— Kaitlyn Jones (@KaitlynJones_) October 9, 2020
Eurogamer.net, an international gaming media, praises Microsoft's efforts, saying, 'Tactile indicators are a great feature that benefits everyone and confirms Microsoft's great work on accessibility and Xbox.'