Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Accessibility For Disabled

I have a severe disability that limits my movement to pretty much just my right hand. I can't walk, lift my arms or move my head/neck. With my right hand, I can escape into video games by using a multi-button mouse and small keyboard. I can play just about any PC game with this setup. I'd love to use Windows Mixed Reality to experience a sense of freedom that is beyond a computer monitor. What I need to know is if it is possible to move and look around in the virtual world without moving my head, and just using a mouse + keyboard? Also, if I use the headset while lying back in a hospital bed, will I be stuck looking up at the sky in-game or can I override the direction that I'm looking by using a mouse? Any info or suggestions you can share would be greatly appreciated.

Answers

  • I think the accessibility features depend on the developer. I can move around the Cliff house (home base) and manipulate objects by moving the using the controller buttons. Either hand works. The VChat chat room feature seems to require head movements.

  • You're stuck looking up at the sky currently. I'd like to do this and i'm not disabled but it seems currently that it cannot be done.

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