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Making it easy to use

Refreshed Blu-ray Disc™ Player
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.

  • Supported Models:
  • BDP-S1700
  • BDP-S3700
  • BDP-S6700
  • UHP-H1
  • UBP-X1000ES
  • UBP-X800

  • MDR-1000X

  • Using Quick Attention

Headphone MDR-1000X
Control from the Ear

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.

  • (*1) Siri® is a registered trademark of Apple.
  • (*2) Google Now™ is a registered trademark of Google.
It may not be supported due to the specifications of a smartphone or the version of an application.

Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphone MDR-1000X product information

Accessibility options for your adventure
Making the games to be enjoyed by more gamers

"Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" for PlayStation®4 has the accessibility options to allow more people to enjoy the adventures of Nathan Drake.

Several new accessibility features and game play capabilities will allow users to improve their experience. For example, choosing from a special Accessibility options menu, gamers can choose to hold down a button instead of rapidly mashing the button. Gamers can also easily adjust items such as camera operation to provide assistance with proper orientation and movement of their character or vehicle. The game also includes aiming assistance options that focus on nearby enemies or a lock-on feature which helps players with aiming weapons by pushing the AIM button without the right stick operation. Also, subtitles identify who is speaking to provide more helpful information to gamers with hearing impairments.

Changing the multiplayer team color set from Red and Green to Red and Blue makes the gamers with low perception of color to recognize the difference between both teams easier.

Digital camera, digital video camera, tiltable LCD screen
Flexibility like never before

Any angle, any shot, any composition. The α™ Interchangeable-Lens Cameras, the Cyber-shot® Compact Cameras and the Handycam® Camcorders with tiltable LCD screen let you take the pictures you want from a low position without straining yourself. With the tiltable LCD, you can also enjoy seeing from your children's point of view, or even your pets. Experience the freedom of easily taking the shots you've always dreamed of.

  • *) Applicable model
  • α Interchangeable-Lens Cameras
  • α7 series α7R II/α7R/α7S II/α7S/α7 II/α7
  • α6000 series α6300/α6000
  • α5000 series α5100/α5000
  • α99, α77 II
  • Cyber-shot® RX1R II/RX10 II/RX100 II/RX100 III/RX100 IV/HX90V/WX500/HX400V
  • Handycam® available for sale

Video & TV SideView
(Remote and TV Guide App for your smartphone and tablet)
Program Guide without interruption
Use your voice to search for shows

Program guides are essential when trying to find TV shows you want to watch. With Video & TV SideView, you can check the program guide and recommended shows on your smartphone and tablet without interrupting what you are watching on your TV. You can also enlarge the guide displayed on your smartphone for better viewing.

With the new plug-in, searching for shows has never been easier. Download the Video & TV SideView Voice Plug-in – get ready to use your voice to search with LCD TV BRAVIA™. Enjoy a more interactive TV viewing experience.


Voice Search Remote Control

You can search whatever you want, whenever you want - all you need is your remote control. You can easily search for the video, photo and music you are looking for. Press the button and speak to the remote control what you want to search for. The search result will be displayed on your TV. You can expect appropriate search results to questions such as "How to make pancakes" "I want to see videos of cute cats."
For compatibility, please look at the following product information site:
TVs & Home Theater Systems | Sony US

  • Xperia™ Z5 screen image

Xperia™ Z5 One-handed Keyboard
Smooth one-handed text input

Narrower keyboards make for smoother text input. The One-handed Keyboard shifts the keyboard to either the left or the right in portrait view. Select the 'One-handed Keyboard' from the screen, then use the left arrow ( < ) to shift to the left and the right arrow ( > ) to shift to the right. The One-handed Keyboard makes it easy to enter text using just one hand.

  • GP-VPT1

Shooting Grip with Mini Tripod GP-VPT1
Easy operation with right or left hand

Depending on what you are shooting, choose from two styles: the Grip Style or the Tripod Style. 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. The Shooting Grip with Mini Tripod is compatible with Handycam® camcorder, α Interchangeable-Lens Camera and Cyber-shot™ Digital Camera with multiple terminals.

  • PlayStation®4
  • The microphone icon and the operations that can be performed next are displayed.
    An example of the menu indication

PlayStation®4 Voice Recognition Feature
Just say what you want to do

You can operate your PlayStation®4 system using your voice in addition to the physical buttons on DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. With the use of Mono Headset (bundled with PlayStation®4 system as an accessory) on DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller or of the microphone on PlayStation®Camera, you can simply say the word `PlayStation'; the microphone icon and the list of operations will be automatically displayed. You can choose the operation you want to perform from the action items that are displayed, and start games and applications without a touch of a single button.

  • DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller

DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller
Helping to create an improved gaming environment for you

The ergonomic styling of the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller all work to help create a comfortable gaming experience. The wireless option will help you find a comfortable position to play your games without having to point DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller at the PlayStation®4 system.

ICD-LX31 memory card recorder
Realize the feeling of user's accustomed operation

This product works like a traditional cassette tape recorder! The ICD-LX31 memory card recorder is designed for confident, effortless use by people of all ages.
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