Introducing Sony's products and services with accessibility features for our customers with diverse needs.
Text enlargement and screen reader functions provide better accessibility
"Text Magnification" function to increases the size of texts on the screen.
"Screen Reader" allows one to check the TV program guides on screen or to change TV settings withoutlooking at the screen.
You can enjoy the BRAVIA™ TV with easy operation after activating the accessibility setting.
The accessibility function can be simply toggled on or off using the button on the remote controller.
Hands-free Operation, Including Video Searches
Just say “OK Google” and name a task. Users of BRAVIA with the Google Assistant built in need not do more to, say, search for a YouTube video on their TVs. Voice commands can also be used to operate the BRAVIA itself, such as turn it on or off, or change the volume. It offers an enhanced television experience like none other.
Text information for the TV show
This Closed Captioning feature converts audio information of TV broadcasting and IPTV services into easy-to-read text. Even when you cannot pick up the sounds of the TV very well, this feature will assist you in giving the information you need. Closed Captioning is in compliance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
Consolidated Settings of the Most often used Accessibility Features
You can customize the following functions in the Accessibility setting menu: Screen Reader, Enlarge, Auto-Scroll Speed (speed adjustment of automatic text scroll), and Closed Captioning. When the characters on the screen are small, you can easily increase the size of font by using the "Enlarge" function. The "Screen Reader", Closed Captioning and Auto-Scroll Speed, easily enable viewing and hearing assistance.
Enabling the Accessibility Shortcut allows the convenient ability to turn on or off the Screen Reader, Enlarge function, and Closed Captioning.
Clear audio, even at a Distance from the TV
Wireless Handy TV Speaker SRS-LSR200 is a wireless television speaker that comes in handy when it is hard to hear the TV. You can hear the audio clearly through the speaker that you can place right by you. The SRS-LSR200 features a new dedicated voice speaker located between the left and right stereo speakers. The clear voice function makes it much easier to catch dialog. Sony's original technology provides hearing support through the Voice Zoom function. A large on/off switch, large and easy-to-turn volume dial, large buttons, easily legible print and other features make the remote simple for anyone to use.
Experience High-quality Audio easily without Looking
You can play music and adjust the volume on your Walkman using the TalkBack screenreading app*. After you launch the app, swiping two fingers up and down switches the screen and enables you to read back the titles of the usable functions and settings visible on the new screen. Swiping left or right across the screen displays new information instantly. It is still possible to adjust volume, replay, stop, fast-forward and reverse using conventional buttons on the device.
You can transfer music files on your PC to the device by drag-and-drop actions without using any dedicated application.
Available for the NW-A100 series and the NW-ZX500 series
A Powerful Sound Experience Just for You
Wearable Neck Speaker SRS-WS1 is a compact wireless speaker that you can easily use by placing it around your neck and on your shoulders. Through an original acoustic structure and digital audio processing, clear audio envelops the ears of wearers and allows them to experience dynamic and powerful audio, even under circumstances that would normally not allow them to hike the volume. Equipped with a passive radiator that boosts deep pitches, the bass can be felt and enjoyed directly as vibrations. The speaker creates a personal experience, transporting the wearer into the soundscape.
Hear the sounds you want to hear, loud and clear
Neck-type Sound Collector SMR-10 boosts the volume of the sounds you want to hear, whether it is a conversation with family and friends or the explanations offered by a tour guide when you are on a trip. A microphone attached to the earphones collects and automatically adjusts sounds according to the environment. Whether you are in a noisy outdoor environment or a quiet room, the sound collector helps you hear more clearly, without the need to change any settings.
SMR-10 can also be used as a wireless TV speaker with no major fuss. All you need to do is connect the charging dock to a television set using the included cable.
Smart Speakers to Change Your Lifestyle
Sony LF-S50G Smart Speakers are equipped with Google Assistant, which provides support by answering your questions and responding to your requests. You can ask it to play music without interrupting your housework. It will also give you the latest information on the weather or the news in real time whenever you ask.
And you can control it by touch-free gesture. Want to control volume, pause, or play audio without being vocal? Just wave your hand over the top - no contact required.
Control from the Ear
Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones WH-1000XM4 has a touch sensor is integrated into the right side housing.
Touch the gesture panel on the housing, and you can Play, Pause, control the volume or answer a phone call without physical access to the smartphone. Siri®*1 and Google Now™*2 smart phone voice assistant features are also accessible from headphone making simple searches convenient. Furthermore, by placing one hand over the housing, the volume is temporarily reduced and ambient sounds can be easily heard. Train station announcements, or conversations can be heard seamlessly.
Realize the feeling of user's accustomed operation
Memory Card Recorder ICD-LX31A works like a traditional cassette tape recorder! The ICD-LX31A memory card recorder is designed for confident, effortless use by people of all ages.
Follows the Eyes even though the Subject Moves
This function focuses on the subject's eyes.
The camera uses Sony's unique AI (*) object recognition function to detect and focus on the subject's eyes instantly. It follows the eyes no matter how much the subject moves. You can always be sure to take successful portraits of lively children, and it will even track your pet's eyes*. This function enhances the fun and joy of photography by making focusing simpler.
Follows the subject no matter how much it moves
Camera models equipped with Real-time Tracking*1 automatically track the subject on their own. Simply specify the subject you want to aim for and the camera will automatically keep it in focus whether you are shooting still images or movies. AI*2 enables the camera to process spatial information comprising color, patterns (luminance), and subject distance (depth) in real time at high speed. Turn Face/Eye Priority in AF photography to continue detecting face and eye information in real time and change the focus frame according to the subject's situation. Alternatively, with models that support Touch Tracking, you may simply touch the subject on the monitor to track it.
Assist accurate focusing
The focus assist function is available on the α series of digital SLR cameras and the Cyber-shot ®RX series of digital still cameras, among others. Focus Assist Using Image Enlargement・Peaking feature will help you focus on the item when using in manual focus. By enlarging the image on the screen, you can adjust the focus on the detail. The peaking feature adds color to the outline of the area of focus in the display. You can look through the OLED viewfinder to adjust the fine details of the focus and even check the blurring. The peaking feature allows you to select multiple colors according to the subject. Making it easy to focus for a more fun and exciting time taking photos.
A Simple Touch Ensures No Missed Shots
Equipped with a touch shutter, you can shoot a still image by pointing the camera and tapping on the subject displayed on the monitor. The camera focuses instantaneously when you touch the monitor, offering you an intuitive way to shoot an image.
Meanwhile, the touch focus function enables intuitive, instantaneous focusing. It is convenient when you want to focus only on a certain point, or if you have a special composition in mind to achieve.
Side-opening LCD screen improves ease of use
This camera is equipped with a vari-angle LCD monitor that opens sideways for still and video recording and Vlogging. Taking selfies is much easier because you can check the monitor. Low- and high-angle shots are also easier.
Easy operation with right or left hand
Depending on what you are shooting, choose from two styles: the Grip Style or the Tripod Style. GP-VPT1*1 and GP-VPT2BT*2, the easy-to-hold grip style will let you use the remote operation feature with just your thumb, with either your right or left hand.
In addition, the shapes of the main buttons on the GP-VPT2BT have been changed to make it less likely that you will press the wrong button.
Voice and Touch Functions for Smartphones
Activating the TalkBack screen reader enables users to operate smartphones by tapping on them and obtain audio feedback without looking at the screen. The smartphone provides voice feedback on what the user is touching and what is displayed on-screen, as well as operation sounds. This enables the user to operate the smartphone according to audio information, touch and vibrations. TalkBack is provided as a standard user service on Android™ terminals.
One-handed mode makes it easy to operate using just one hand
One-handed mode makes for smoother operating in compact view, if your finger does not reach the edge of the screen with one hand.
Enable One-handed mode in settings, then double tap the Home button* to enter One-handed mode.
To move the screen to the left side or to the right side, tap the left arrow ( < ) or and the right arrow ( > ) accordingly.
A New Listening Experience that Allows You to Be Connected to the World
Open-ear style Stereo Headset's original design, with the Spatial Acoustic Conductor, leaves the ear canal open and enables a new dual listening style—listening to music while hearing your surroundings and staying connected to the world. This means that you will have no problem conversing with the people around you, even while wearing your headset. Because you can hear the outside world, you can also listen to music without any worry of missing important announcements while you are outside, such as at a train station and a airport.
Consolidated setup for accessibility functions
PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 are equipped with system and display customization settings that are easier to see and use. Select Settings > Accessibility at the Home display. From there, you can adjust the display zoom setting, and select color inversion, text size, bold text, high contrast and closed captioning. You can also change button assignments and auto-scroll speed.
The text-to-speech function, which reads out text displayed on the screen or browser, is another feature that helps create a more comfortable environment.
Never miss sounds you want to hear
The DualSense™ wireless controller features a built-in microphone/headset jack. Want to enjoy games comfortably even when TV volume cannot be turned up or the sound is difficult to hear? Connect your own headset to the headset jack on the DualSense™ Wireless Controller to create a gaming environment with better sound.
"DualSense" is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Enhanced accessibility settings enable more people to enjoy the games
The Uncharted 4: A Thief's End game for the PlayStation®4 features accessibility settings to enhance players' enjoyment. Gamers can choose to hold down a button instead of pressing it repeatedly when action is needed. Aiming assistance options are added for focusing and locking on to nearby enemies to help players aim weapons by pushing the AIM button without operating the right-hand stick.
Changing the multiplayer team color set from Red and Green to Red and Blue helps gamers with low color perception differentiate between the teams more easily.
The Last of Us PartⅡ software for the PlayStation®4 is equipped with over 60 video, audio and mobility support settings for greater accessibility.
The subtitle display allows you to tweak text size and color, add a background color to adjust the contrast, and display speakers' names and directional arrows for off-screen characters. In addition to conversations, information that can only be conveyed through audio can be set to be displayed visually. The game also supports text-to-speech for all-game text, and information that is only represented visually can be conveyed through sound and controller vibration functions. Other features include the ability to use slow motion when aiming during battle scenes, adjust enemy abilities, and even change the game's difficulty level if needed. By adjusting these accessibility features to suit their needs, all players are able to enjoy the best gaming experience possible.
Create a gaming environment that offers more intensity and enjoyment
The DualSense™ Wireless Controller uses next-generation features including immersive haptic feedback and dynamic adaptive triggers that vary force and tension to deliver a more intensive, more realistic playing experiences than ever before. Vibrations that vary according to your in-game situation allow you to experience various sensations in your hands and feel physically involved in actions unfolding on the screen, such as pulling a bowstring to its limits or hitting the brakes on a speeding car. It also supports a more comfortable gameplay environment in which you can play without a wired connection to the PlayStation®5 system.
"DualSense" is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Conveying visual information through audio, and audio information through captions
The barrier-free audio description system uses audio to convey information, such as people's movements, movie scenes, captions, and on-screen messages, primarily for people with visual impairments. In addition to dialog, music, and sound effects on the main audio channel, the audio describes scenes as they appear on the screen. This enables viewers to visualize each scene more clearly and realistically.
Barrier-free captions are primarily for people with hearing disabilities. They show the names of the people speaking and their lines as well as meaningful information on the on-screen audio, such as music, sound effects, and ambient noises. The system describes in textual form who is speaking and the on-screen sounds. Barrier-free audio description system and barrier-free captions enable more people to enjoy movies and videos.