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Seeing through different senses

  • News Suite application

Change the News Suite font size for an easier,
Smoother reading experience

News Suite, Sony's news app, gives users a platform for not only checking out the latest news in categories ranging from business to entertainment and sports but also accessing personalized feeds-all at the swipe of a finger. By also featuring four different font size settings ("Small" to "Extra large"), News Suite ensures optimal readability and lets users scroll through articles with ease.

  • α7 II interchangeable-lens digital camera

  • Peaking function

Electronic Viewfinder / 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 RX1R II, RX10 series, RX100 IV and RX100 III. 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.

  • PlayStation®4

Change Accessibility settings in one shot
For better visibility

On PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita systems, the various screens including the system settings can be customized from one menu. From the Function screen (PS4™) or the Home screen (PS Vita), 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 (only on the PS4™ system) can be adjusted.
Other settings to improve your gaming environment include the 'Messages' feature on the PS4™ system- you can enjoy sending stamps along with your text messages to other users, and the 'Text-to-Speech' feature (available in selected regions/languages), which reads the text displayed on the screen or the browser.

  • PlayStation®4 Accessibility menu

  • PlayStation®4 'Zoom' setting


Audio Description
Listen instead of watching

This service describes what is displayed on your BRAVIA™ TV screen using sound. Tune to the sub audio channel to listen to a verbal description of what is being displayed on your TV. TV is no longer just about watching, but can become a listening device. This service changes the role of the TV in your everyday life. Audio Description is in compliance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.

  • Xperia™ Z3 TalkBack settings

Spoken feedback for your actions, alerts and notifications

This feature uses voice audio and vibration to let you know what is happening on your smartphone screen. You can operate your smartphone using your senses - your touch, your ears. Talkback is a standard feature in the Accessibility Menu on Android™ phones.

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