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Accessible Voice & Text Chat with PlayFab (Presented by Microsoft)

Chris Palmer  (Sr. Program Manager, PlayFab, Microsoft)

Evelyn Thomas  (Sr. Program Manager, Team Xbox, Microsoft)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Xbox has added new options to ensure that accessible technology – software and hardware interfaces that help people adapt to their digital world – can go with them wherever they create, work, and play.

This talk focuses on in-game communication. Chat can dramatically enhance player experience in multiplayer and social encounters. Pick up Microsoft’s tips and suggestions for an accessible in-game chat user experience. Get introduced to new PlayFab communication technology that delivers voice chat with speech-to-text transcription and text to speech to make it easier for gamers with disabilities to play online. Come experience this new tech live in the Microsoft Game Stack booth (GDC Expo Hall).


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