PlayStation launches new accessibility website


When it comes to accessibility, PlayStation has long since lagged behind its peers. With Microsoft leading with custom controller designed specifically for people with disabilities, Sony’s silence on the matter has turned into frustration for many others. Thankfully, Sony seems to have heard those complaints, as it has now rolled out a brand new accessibility website for PS4 and PS5.

In an effort to help more people enjoy PlayStation games, this new site draws attention to the various accessibility options available on both PS hardware and Sony first-party games. With a combination of how-to videos and handy image-based tutorials, the new site talks users through the accessibility options available in 12 different PlayStation-exclusive versions, as well as run through system-led accessibility features like audio, closed captions, screen size, transcription chat, and controller customization.

It’s a welcome move from Sony and hopefully the beginning of a larger commitment by the console maker to make PlayStation games more accessible to everyone.

With more and more numbers publishers and developers trying to drive industry-wide adoption of mobility methods, it’s a move that’s far from happening. Will PlayStation launch against its own rival with Microsoft’s excellent Xbox Adaptive Controller? It’s too early to tell, but regardless, it’s great to see another platform owner understand the importance of making games more viable for an often forgotten segment of the population. PlayStation launches new accessibility website


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