Microsoft has been making the experience better for people with disabilities, not only by adding new accessibility features to Windows 11, but also by making a variety of non-traditional devices for people with disabilities. For example, the Xbox adaptive controller allows disabled gamers to create unique game controllers.
Now, Microsoft is offering a similar device for non-gaming users, revamping the mouse that PC users use most often.
Microsoft's adaptive accessory line consists of three gadgets: an adaptive hub, an adaptive mouse, and an adaptive button.
The adaptive mouse is a module that contains basic mouse controls: left and right buttons, scroll wheels, and sensors. Users can pair the mouse with a custom 3D-printed tail to suit specific body needs. Microsoft also comes out with a special modified mouse that comes directly to the tail with a palm rest and a replaceable thumb rest (for left - and right-handed users).
Adaptive buttons Provide up to eight customizable buttons for performing different tasks. As with the adaptive mouse, users can customize controls to their needs and use them more easily with 3D-printed accessories.
The final piece, the adaptive hub, allows for up to four wireless buttons and multiple additional controls to be connected using a 3.5mm jack, such as the Xbox Adaptive controller.
Microsoft says the new adaptive accessories will work perfectly with existing hardware for people with disabilities. IT Home has learned that The Microsoft Adaptive accessory will go on sale this fall, but the price is currently unknown.