Assisting the Disabled Persons when playing in Virtual Reality

How disabled person can interact in Virtual Reality when you can't press a button?

person on wheelchair with personal assistant play VR

In certain cases, we’ve found that there are players who cannot move in virtual reality by themselves. For example, when a person has spastic hands and cannot use the command on the controller himself.

Creating accessible Virtual Reality for people with disabilities who have problems with the grip of hands and fingers requires an assistant. The assisted controller feature allows the player to be assisted by a third party using an Xbox controller when the player cannot use the buttons him or herself.

This adaptation VR is used by people with such disabilities as cerebral palsy, tetraplegia, stroke and other.

With Xbox Controller you can assist and make Virtual Reality more accessible by

  • Moving the gamer up/down, left and right
  • Strafe movements left and right
  • trigger pressing
  • Grip pressing

The configuration

  1. Plug in Xbox controller via USB and install Xbox controller drivers. There is no need to install extra drivers.
  2. In the assisted controller panel click “configuration” and select “Enable”.
disabled person gameplay virtual reality with assistance