Accessibility for Microsoft Xbox One

You can make a Microsoft Xbox One (UWP) app accessible, so that when the Narrator feature is enabled, the screen contents are read aloud.

This topic provides information specific to Microsoft Xbox One. Start with Accessibility to learn how accessibility works in You.i React Native.


To use the screen reader on UWP, You.i React Native applications must be generated with XAML enabled (XAML is supported in version 6.12 and later). To do so, set the -d YI_USE_XAML_MAIN=ON flag in the generate command. For more information, see Command Line Build Tools.

Supported functionality

You.i React Native supports starting and stopping the screen reader based on the element that has navigation focus. When enabled, the accessibility system announces focused items as the user navigates the application.

The mapping of supported functions to remote control input depends on the remote control model; consult Microsoft’s documentation for details.

Supported accessibility settings

Narrator settings supported, when enabled:

  • Stopping and resuming the screen reader
  • Speech synthesizer
  • On-screen keyboard announcing characters while navigating the keyboard
  • Voice navigation around the app

We don’t support Narrator settings such as:

  • Voice Selection
  • Volume
  • Speech rate
  • Voice pitch