Xbox Accessibility Guidelines

The Xbox Accessibility Guidelines (or "XAGs") are a set of best practices that have been developed in partnership with industry experts and members of the gaming and disability community.

They are intended for designers to generate ideas, for developers as guardrails when developing their game and as a checklist for validating the accessibility of their title.

These guidelines were last updated on January 23rd, 2020. A version history can be found here.

In this section

Guideline Description
101 Text Display
102 Contrast
103 Additional Channels for Visual and Audio Cues
104 Subtitles and Captions
105 Audio Customization
106 Screen Narration
107 Input
108 Game Difficulty Options
109 Object Clarity
110 Haptic Feedback
111 Audio Description
112 UI Navigation
113 UI Focus Handling
114 UI Context
115 Error Messages and Destructive Actions
116 Time Limits
117 Visual Distractions
118 Photosensitivity
119 Speech-to-Text / Text-to-Speech Chat
120 Communication Experiences
121 Accessible Feature Documentation
122 Accessible Customer Support
123 Advanced Best Practices

Developer Resources

See also