Accessibility Features and Settings – PlayStation 5 Wiki Guide


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Accessibility Settings are broken down into a few categories:

  • Display
  • Screen Reader
  • Controllers
  • Closed Captions
  • Chat Transcription

Display

On a display level players have the option to make the following adjustments:

  • Invert Colors: Invert screen colors
  • Color Correction: Adjust colors to help you see things on the screen more clearly.
  • Text Size: including small, normal, large, and very large.
  • Bold Text: Make text bold
  • High Contrast: adjust the colors of text and backgrounds to improve the clarity of things on the screen. This works only with some features.
  • Auto-Scroll Speed: including very slow, slow, normal, and fast
  • Reduce Motion: Reduce motion effects and screen movement.

Screen Reader

The screen reader reads aloud the text on the screen, and provides spoken guidance for operating the console. This works only with some features.

It’s worth noting that the Screen Reader is on by default when you boot up your console.

If you choose to enable screen reader you can also adjust the Speech Speed (Slow 3, Slow 2, Slow 1, Normal, Fast 1, Fast 2, Fast 3, Fast 4, or Fast 5). And you can hear a female or male voice. The voice volume is also adjustable.

Controllers

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The controller setting allows you to remap buttons, adjust the haptic feedback, adjust the intensity of the adaptive triggers, and more. Below are the details:

  • Custom Button Assignments: change controller button assignments. This doesn’t work with some controllers.
  • Vibration Intensity: When you’re using the microphone on your controller, the intensity is set to weak. If you use a headset or mute the microphone, the intensity selected here will be applied. This Vibration is in relation to the Haptic Feedback of the DualSense controller. Vibrations range from: Strong (Standard), Medium, Weak, and Off.
  • Trigger Effect Intensity: When you’re using the microphone on your controller, the intensity is set to Weak. If you use a headset or mute the microphone, the intensity selected here will be applied. Settings for these Adaptive Triggers range across the following: Strong (standard), Medium, Weak, and off.
  • Press and Hold Delay: Set the press and hold delay for the PlayStation button and the Create Button. Options include Normal and Long.

Closed Captions

Show closed caption when playing videos. You can also adjust the settings for characters and captions.

  • Display Closed Captions: Toggle on or off.
  • Close Captions Settings: Display Closed Captions as Specified by Content. From here you can adjust font, size, color, edges, edge color, opacity, background color, background opacity, window color, and window opacity.

Chat Transcription

Convert the voice chat of other players in parties and games to text, and read aloud the text you enter to other players. Chat transcription for in-game voice chats is available only for games that support it. If enabled you can also customize the language, voice type (male or female)

How to Add Accessibility to the Control Center

You can make the accessibility settings easier to get to by adding it your control center (the bar that pops up when you tap the PlayStation button). Press the PlayStation button to get the control center to appear. Then Press the options button on the controller to customize it (button is on the right, below the 3 lines).

Some items are locked to the Control Center such as home and notifications but the following can be removed or added at will: Game Base (this has your parties/messages), Music (Spotify), Broadcast (Streaning on Twitch or YouTube), Accessibility, Network, Sound, Microphone.


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