[nabs-l] Xbox 360 Accessibility

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at tysdomain.com
Wed Jun 27 19:58:54 UTC 2012

The XBox is a custom platform, most of everything runs on the .net 
framework. Since it supports reflection (being .net), making it 
accessible shouldn't be a huge issue. It is not, however currently 
accessible. There are a few platforms that work on XBox, Netflix, for 
example. Apart from gaming you also have music and the like as well. 
Alternative solutions exist to this though; appleTV is a lot cheaper and 
still allows for netflix, and through ITunes you can just stream your 
music across the local network.

I do not see much of a point in making this platform accessible, until 
(and unless) someone decides to write audio games for it. There are 
games that can be played if you sit down and figure them out, but from 
this point it seems more cost effective to just write games for the PC.
On 6/27/2012 1:28 PM, Justin Salisbury wrote:
> Dear List:
> I was asked yesterday to research accessibility issues with the Xbox 360 for a meeting at the national convention.
> I am seeking two main pieces of information:
> 1. Services beyond gaming offered via the Xbox 360
> 2. Accessibility barriers to those services
> If you have any information that may be helpful to me, please contact me directly at
> president at alumni.ecu.edu
> Thank you in advance!
> Justin
> Justin M. Salisbury
> Class of 2012
> B.A. in Mathematics
> East Carolina University
> president at alumni.ecu.edu
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