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Accessibility Settings for Minecraft

We believe everyone should be empowered and enabled to play Minecraft. This article will focus on options available in Minecraft on Xbox, Windows, Switch, PlayStation, and a few other platforms.

In This Article:

View the Accessibility Settings for Minecraft Java article to learn about options available in the Java Edition.

Minecraft Accessibility Menu 

Minecraft includes an Accessibility Menu in Settings for easy access to accessibility settings. To view the Accessibility Menu, select Settings from the main menu, and the Accessibility Menu and options are displayed by default. The following settings can be found in the main Accessibility menu. 

Accessible Menu Navigation and Narration

All versions of Minecraft (using English as a language) include the ability to navigate the menus in an accessible way using a keyboard (or controller and touch).  

About Menu UI Narration

  • If you have a screen reader enabled in your platform settings, Minecraft will automatically enable menu UI narration when the game is launched. 
  • You can manage the ability to recognize platform settings using the Text to Speech with Device Settings toggle.
  • Menu UI narration can be enabled and disabled in the Accessibility Menu in Settings using the Text To Speech for UI toggle 

Tips on Navigating Menus 

  • Use arrow keys to navigate all menus in Minecraft on PC. 
  • Use the Escape key as a shortcut to go back to the previous selection or close the current screen in Minecraft on PC. 
  • Some screens, like the Play screen, contain tabs that are used to navigate different sections of the screen. Use the left bracket and right bracket keys (on a keyboard), or the RB and LB buttons (on a controller) to switch between tabs. 

Text to Speech Volume 

Use the Text-to-Speech slider to adjust the volume of the narration. 

Accessible Chat Using Text-to-Speech 

Minecraft includes an option to use text-to-speech for chat during any game session. 

To enable text-to-speech for chat

  • Use the Text To Speech For Chat toggle enable text-to-speech for chat  
  • Use the Enable Open Chat Message toggle to turn on or off the notification that the chat window is open 
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+B at any point during a game session to enable text-to-speech for chat. 

Tips on using text-to-speech for chat

  • Navigate to previously sent chat messages using the arrow keys on a keyboard or the left-thumbstick on a controller. 
  • Use the Escape key, or B button on a controller, when you have the text field selected to back out and navigate the chat screen on keyboard. 

Other Settings in the Accessibility Menu 

Text Background Opacity 

Use the slider to add a background to text in the game, and control the opacity of the background. 

Camera Shake 

The camera shake toggle stabilizes the camera view. 

Other Accessibility Settings in Minecraft

The following settings can be found in other areas of the game.

Chat Text Styles  

There are a variety of options to change the appearance of chat text. 

Click the gear icon next to the chat input box to access the Chat Settings menu and change how your chat font appears.  Settings include: 

  • Mute All Chat toggle 
  • Text To Speech For Chat toggle 
  • Font type 
  • Size 
  • Line Spacing 
  • Text Color 
  • My Mentions Color 


Enabling Auto Jump is a great way to reduce repetitive button/key presses.  Use the Auto Jump toggle on the Keyboard & Mouse, Controller and Touch screens to turn on this feature

Audio Settings

We recently split up the audio controllers in Minecraft to give our players more granularity when it comes to customizing their in-game audio experience. To access these settings, select Audio on the main Settings page, and use the sliders to adjust volume for a wide variety of different audio channels. 

Re-Map Controls

The Keyboard & Mouse, Controller and Touch screens offer a variety of ways to re-map controls to allow players to configure gameplay to best suit their needs.   

Last Updated - 2022-12-10 04:25:57 UTC

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