PlayStation 5 Accessibility Settings Revealed

PlayStation 5 Accessibility

In just ten short days, Sony enters the next generation of video game consoles with the launch of their PlayStation 5. Gamers are eager to get their hands on the future of gaming, with media members fortunate enough to have received preview units of the device already raving about its features. However, some features that Microsoft and other gaming companies have made to provide better inclusion of the disabled gamer community have yet to be confirmed by Sony for the PS5. Now, Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 5 accessibility settings that will be adjustable for the device to better help gamers with disabilities.

Sony recently confirmed all of the PlayStation 5 accessibility settings that will be available at the device’s launch in a new official Sony Interactive Entertainment blog post. Among the big settings are a voice dictation feature, so that those with impaired motor functions can input text with their speech, if even a virtual keyboard proves too cumbersome. There is also a setting to have on-screen text and messages to other players read aloud. Other accessibility options will include closed captioning, adjustable button assignments, and color correction. Perhaps most importantly, Sony confirmed that the haptic feedback in the new DualSense controller can be adjusted or completely deactivated also.

PlayStation 5 DualSense

Sony also details their commitment to gamers with disabilities beyond these PlayStation 5 accessibility options. In the blog, they detail the accessibility options specifically included by Naughty Dog in Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Part II. To help make Sony as a company more inclusive, the [email protected] employee network has been created to make sure Sony employees with disabilities feel equipped to do their jobs well in light of their disabilities, as well as having the emotional support needed to feel sincere and welcome at the workplace too.

Inclusion is an extremely important and worthwhile endeavor, and it is great to see Sony showing their commitment towards taking this issue seriously. Hopefully Sony only keeps moving forward and creating an adaptive controller like Xbox’s in the future too. Now that would be a console war where everyone truly wins.

What do you think about these PlayStation 5 accessibility settings? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the gamer accessibility news, such as the tactile indicators Microsoft put on the Xbox Series X to assist the visually impaired, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara2102 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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