#GAAD – Global Accessibility Awareness Day, #CodeTalk and the #Xbox Adaptative Controller

Hi!

It is likely that over the years I am becoming more sensitive to these kinds of issues, however, I have always tried to contribute my grain of sand in this type of companies.

In case you didn’t know, last 17th of May It was the World Day of awareness of accessibility (Global Accessibility Awareness Day). Many of us forget that perhaps something “as simple” as opening a door and entering a room may not be for other people. From the point of technology, there is Many obstacles That are presented day by day and on which we have no conscience. That’s why What The movement #GAAD try the following

The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes First.

If we think about programmers, the people of Microsoft Research are working on an excellent help for programmers with vision problems. Help comes in AddIn format for Visual Studio

More information: CodeTalk: Rethinking IDE accessibility.

And of all the examples and stories that have been presented, I think the new Xbox Adaptive Controller Deserves a special mention.

In the following ArsTechnica article, In the lab with Xbox’s new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever there is more Information about the Research process and Manufacturing of this device.

Bonus: Empower every person: reimagining accessibility trailer

 

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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