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  1. Have Cortana read text/subtitles out loud

    That would be great if we could have this on Xbox for people like toddlers, autistic, elders and blind people etc. who have trouble reading or recognising on screen words on anything even any games and apps using Kinect manually and automatically for those without Kinects or microphones.

    489 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Xbox One Narrator available outside of the US

    Dear Xbox accessibility department,
    I recently became aware that a new narrator feature had been released for Xbox One. However, I also found out that it was only available in the US. I'm writing this letter to express my disappointment.

    I don't think it is very fair that the narrator is only available in the US. Think about all the other blind Xbox One users in the other countries of the world who struggle to get the most out of their consoles because no accessibility features are provided for them. I, myself, am a totally blind Xbox one user and…

    79 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Have Narrator Read Notifications

    [Mod edit: Title changed from "have narator speek notifications like when you get a game achievement or a new message from someone."]

    53 votes
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  4. Have the Narrator Pronounce License Agreements and Policies

    It takes a long time to read them carefully and they get updates so we have to read them again. If the narrator could just pronounce these agreements and policies for us it would be really helpful.

    48 votes
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  5. Choose between male or female voice for Narrator feature

    Voice adjustment.

    [Mod edit: Title changed from "MAKE NARRATOR VOICE FOR X BOX ONE MALE AND FEMALE. ADJUST VOICE AND PITCH."]

    45 votes
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  6. Ability for Narrator to read in-game menus

    The number one thing I would like to see is the ability for Narrator to read in-game menus. If it is not possible to do this without the support of game developers, then create a framework that will allow developers to easily support this feature if they choose to do so.

    44 votes
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  7. Set Narrator Volume Independent of Other System Audio

    Allow Narrator volume to be set independent of other audio. Perhaps settings for making Narrator match system volume, making Narrator volume be 75% of system volume, making Narrator volume be 50% of system volume etc... I find that I am turning the volume up when in games, and then turning the volume back down whenever Narrator speaks.

    43 votes
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  8. Make Game DVR Accessible with the Narrator

    when using the game d v r feature have the options be read by narrator the screen reader on xbox 1.

    34 votes
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  9. Narrator Audio Ducking Toggle

    Create a setting to allow the user to toggle audio ducking on or off for Narrator. Some users find it helpful to have the background audio “ducked” behind the Narrator voice so that they can hear Narrator better. Other users find the change in volume caused by audio ducking distracting. A simple toggle setting would allow the user to choose what is best for them.

    28 votes
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  10. Adjustable pitch for Narrator voice

    This is not a high priority for me personally, but it would be nice to be able to adjust the pitch of the Narrator voice.

    28 votes
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