Modder Makes Accessible One-Handed Xbox One Controller


Modder Ben Heck created an accessibility mod to the Xbox One controller, which he will donate to the Able Gamers Foundation.

To create a controller for people with a disability that prevents them from using two hands, Ben Heck modded an Xbox One controller to be used with one hand. The controller will be donated to Able Gamers Foundation, a charity for gamers with disabilities. The mod will be detailed on The Ben Heck Show this Friday.

Heck, an experienced console modder with a show on element14, decided to make a single-handed (right-hand dominant) controller after receiving numerous requests for it. Whether Heck will also make a version for left-handed individuals or make more than one unit is unknown.

The controller’s front right side appears relatively the same; however, the L3 button is placed under the B button, and the left bumper sits at the bottom-middle of the controller. The left trigger is on the back of the controller next to the battery. Details of how Heck constructed the Xbox One controller mod will be available in this Friday’s video of element14’s The Ben Heck Show, but for now a 40-second teaser gives viewers a brief look at his time making the mod.

This isn’t the first time Heck has made an accessibility mod. Heck also created a single-handed mod of the Xbox 360 controller. Mods are cool because it’s fun to take something apart and do something new with it, but mods are great when they can make a hobby accessible to people otherwise who wouldn’t be able to participate.

Source: YouTube via GameSpot

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