Sony has outlined in a new blog post the PS5’s and DualSense’ accessibility features and what the company is doing to ensure anyone can play a game.
To start off with PS5 will offer voice dictation, allowing you to quickly input text through speaking the words, with no need to type. The PS5 has a built-in Screen Reader, which will provide those who are blind and of low vision options to hear the on-screen text. Deaf and hard of hearing people can also type messages which will then be spoken out loud to those they are in a party with. These features will be available in multiple languages, specifically English (US), English (UK), Japanese, German, Italian, France French, Canadian French, Spain Spanish, and Latin American Spanish.
The PS5 will also allow you to assign button prompts wherever you want on a controller and closed captions are back with the ability to adjust the color in supported games on PS5. The DualSense’s Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers can be completely disabled and audio enhancements have been added to the console to provide spatial awareness.
Internally, Sony has also launched an ‘[email protected]’ network for employees to build a community and help with inclusion into the company. The network also offers support for things like health, mental health, chronic illnesses and more.
So, what are your thoughts on the PS5 and DualSense accessibility features? Be sure to let us know.
The PS5 releases on November 12, 2020, in the US and November 19, 2020, in the EU and UK.
Source – [Sony]