Since the debut ofXbox Adaptive Controller in 2018, Microsoft worked on new technologies for all users: today it launches the new Inclusive Tech Lab, in which engineers will study and develop devices made for people with disabilities.
The laboratory will be supported by a series of adaptive accessories, for those who have difficulty with traditional keyboards and mice. Now users with disabilities will be able to build their own bespoke configuration, specific to their needs. They will be more productive at work and use their favorite applications more effectively with these adaptive and easy-to-use systems.
Adaptive accessories: the three "musketeers" of inclusiveness
The new accessories Microsoft include three components. They will allow users to build, 3D print and customize their own mouse, keyboard and shortcut buttons to activate functions and programs to suit their needs.
Microsoft Adaptive Mouse To make the essential gadget lighter and more portable, it features an adaptable and customizable “tail” and a thumb rest. It allows you to switch from right to left hand very easily.
Microsoft Adaptive Hub, will allow users to turn traditional keyboards into a central hub with several wireless buttons. Each hub can connect with up to four Microsoft Adaptive Button and adds several features. Thanks to the system, users with disabilities will also be able to manage the computer with pads, joysticks or other additional buttons.
Here's how they work in the video below.
Technological work and computers really accessible even to people with disabilities
These accessories cover needs often left uncovered by major technology producers. Welcome: When it debuts (next fall), the Inclusive Tech Lab will help develop a technology that truly allows everyone to work, create and play.
Regardless of their abilities.