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Introducing Sony's products and services with accessibility features for our customers with diverse needs.

TV

【TV】Set the accessibility function

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.

  • *"Screen Reader" and "Text Magnification" functions are in compliance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
  • *"Screen Reader" function is available only for some areas and languages.
  • *"Text Magnification" function is available only for some applications.
  • *"Screen Reader" and "Text Magnification" functions are available only for focus points.
  • *The accessibility function on/off toggle function using the button on the remote controller is only available with certain models.
BRAVIA™ TV Accessibility Settings

【TV】Built-in Google Assistant for an Enhanced Television Experience

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.

  • Supported models:
    A9F/AF9 Series, A9G/AG9 Series, Z9F/ZF9 Series, X950G/XG95 Series, X950H/XH95 Series, Z9H/ZH9 Series
  • *Availability may vary depending on country/region
  • *An Internet connection is required to use the voice Internet search functions and various applications. You may need to sign up or become a subscriber to use some applications.
  • *Consent of the Google™ Terms of Service and Privacy Policy is required to use the BRAVIA Android TV™. Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC.
  • *Image is for illustrative purposes.

【TV】Captions

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.

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【Audio】Wearable Neck Speaker

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.

【TV】Wireless Handy TV Speaker

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.

  • *As of March 2020, the Handy TV speaker SRS-LSR200 was on sale in Japan.
Wireless Handy TV Speaker SRS-LSR200

Audio

【Audio】Use TalkBack to Control Your Walkman

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.

  • *It requires to download voice data for use.

Available for the NW-A100 series and the NW-ZX500 series

NW-ZX500 series

【Audio】Neck-type Sound Collector

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.

  • *This product is not a medical device (i.e., not a hearing aid).
  • *As of January 2018, the Neck-type Sound Collector SMR-10 is available in Japan.
Neck-type Sound Collector SMR-10

【Audio】Hands-free Voice Activation

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.

  • *Google Play is a registered trademark of Google LLC.
  • *The services available with this product may be changed, halted or discontinued without notice. Please note that Sony can take no responsibility in connection with services provided by third parties.
LF-S50G

【Audio】Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

Control from the Ear

Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones WH-1000XM3 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.

  • (*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.

【Audio】Memory Card Recorder

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.

【TV】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

Camera

【Camera】EYE-AF (Autofocus) Function

Follows the Eyes even though the Subject Moves

The α7 series of digital SLRs and the α6100 and α6400 APS-C mirrorless cameras feature the EYE-AF function, which tracks your subjects' eyes. The EYE-AF function is triggered by half-pressing the shutter button. Just leave it to the camera to quickly focus on the subject's eye and continue tracking it in AF-C mode. 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.

  • *The operation method differs depending on the model.

Available for the α9 series, α7 series, and the α6400, α6100 and α6100

αⅢ interchangeable-lens digital camera
EYE-AF (Autofocus) function

【Camera】Manual Focus Assist / Peaking Function

Assist accurate focusing

This feature can be found on α7 interchangeable-lens digital camera series and Cyber-shot™ Digital Camera RX series. The MF (manual focus) Assist 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. Making it easy to focus for a more fun and exciting time taking photos.

αⅢ interchangeable-lens digital camera
Peaking function

【Camera】Function of Touch Operation: Touch Shutter, Touch Focus

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.

  • Models with Touch Shutter:
    DSC-RX100M7、DSC-RX100M6、DSC-HX99、DSC-WX800、ZV-1、α6100、α6400、α6600
  • Models with Touch Focus:
    DSC-RX10M4、DSC-RX100M7、DSC-RX100M6、DSC-HX99、DSC-WX800、ZV-1、α9、α9 II、α7S III、α7R IV、α7R III、α7 III、α6100、α6400、α6600

【Camera】Shooting Grip with Mini Tripod

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.

GP-VPT1
  • (*1)GP-VPT1 is compatible with Handycam® camcorder, α Interchangeable-Lens Camera and Cyber-shot™ Digital Camera with multiple USB terminals.
  • (*2)GP-VPT2BT is compatible with α Interchangeable-Lens Camera, Vlog Camera VLOGCAM™ and Cyber-shot™ Digital Camera with Bluetooth® wireless remote function.

Mobile

【Mobile】TalkBack

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.

  • *In some cases, it is necessary to download TalkBack from the Google Play store

【Mobile】One-Handed Mode

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.

  • *The operation method differs depending on the model.

【Mobile】Open-ear style Stereo Headset

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.

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Game

【Game】Change Accessibility settings in one shot For better visibility

On PlayStation®4 systems, the various screens including the system settings can be customized from one menu. From the Function screen, choose 'Settings' then 'Accessibility'. Settings such as zooming, inverting colors, enlarging text, bolder text, high contrast display, closed captioning, change button assignments, change speed of automatic scrolling can be adjusted.
Other settings to improve your gaming environment include the 'Text-to-Speech' function*, which reads the text displayed on the screen or the browser.

  • *‘Text-to-Speech’ function is available only for some areas and languages.
PlayStation®4
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Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
PlayStation®4 Accessibility menu
PlayStation®4 'Zoom' setting

【Game】DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller with stereo headset jack

The Comfortable sound environment

You can connect your headset to DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller's stereo headset jack to enjoy your game play. It creates your better gaming environment even when you can't increase the volume, or when you can hardly hear the sound from your TV.

Mono Headset
DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller

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Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

【Game】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.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

【Game】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.

PlayStation®4
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Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
An example of the menu indication

【Game】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.

DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller
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Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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