Nintendo Just rolled out the 8.0 update for the Switch and it’s got a few features gamers have been asking for. Switch owners can now transfer save data between systems, sort the icons on their dashboard, and—most importantly, for gamers with visual impairments—zoom in.
From now on, in Switch’s system settings, users just have to turn the zoom feature “on” then double press the home button to zoom in on the screen. They can then move around the magnifying window and zoom in and out with the X and Y buttons. This small, but impactful, change is the latest in a long (and far from finished) march towards greater accessibility in games.
“Nintendo endeavors to provide products and services that can be enjoyed by everyone. Our products offer a range of accessibility features, such as motion controls, a zoom feature, haptic and audio feedback, and other innovative gameplay options,” a statement from Nintendo says. “In addition, Nintendo’s software and hardware developers continue to evaluate different technologies to expand this accessibility in current and future products.”
Both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 already have zoom features on their consoles, and the Xbox One released a special controller for people with motor disabilities who may have a hard time using a standard controller.