News PS5 Access Controller Revealed, User Interface and Buttons Detailed
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Sony has today announced its PS5 accessibility controller, first revealed as Project Leonardo, will be called the Access Controller. A new PlayStation Blog post shares a deep dive into the pad's creation, the user interface that'll accompany it, and details on how each button helps disabled gamers better interact with...
News Accessibility Tags Rolling Out Across PS Store This Week
Select PS5 games supported
Sony has announced the PS Store will be updated with accessibility tags this week, allowing select PS5 games to detail the options they have before the title is bought. Vital for disabled gamers, supported titles will let you press the Triangle button on the marketplace to view a list of accessibility options, broken down...
Feature How Accessibility Options Help Disabled Gamers Beat The Last of Us: Part I
"I can finally understand why it was critically acclaimed"
The very first thing you see upon booting up The Last of Us: Part I is accessibility options. Not a main menu, not a long introductory cutscene, but a list of settings designed to make the game more approachable for those who need it. Naughty Dog had already developed an extensive list of...
News The Last of Us PS5 Remake's Award-Winning Accessibility Suite Outlined
Haptic feedback to help deaf players feel the delivery of speech
The Last of Us 2 proved a water-shed moment for accessibility in video games, and Naughty Dog’s remake of The Last of Us will build upon the developer’s award-winning efforts. “We’re expecting this to be an accessible experience for blind players, for deaf players, for players...
News More PS5, PS4 Players Can Enjoy Resident Evil Village with Free Accessibility Update
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Accessibility is a big deal, and it’s great to see more publishers take it seriously. Capcom should be commended for plotting a free accessibility update for Resident Evil Village, then, which will launch alongside the upcoming Winters’ Expansion and Gold Edition re-release. To be clear, even if you don’t buy the...
News Sony Launches Brilliant Accessibility Website for PS5, PS4
As company's commitment continues
It’s taken too long, but accessibility is finally being acknowledged by the games industry. Sony, along with the other major platform holders, has been playing a big role in this charge – and has solidified its efforts with a new website dedicated to detailing some of the features and functions of both its...
News Blind Gamer Reacts to The Last of Us 2's Unprecedented Accessibility Options
"Thank you, Naughty Dog"
Given how bleak the games industry can be at times, it’s always refreshing to see something legitimately uplifting. In the video embedded below, Canadian streamer Steve Saylor – who also acts as a consultant – reacts to The Last of Us: Part II’s array of accessibility options. For those of you who missed it, the...
Soapbox We Need to Talk About Font Sizes in Games
Considering I’ve spent roughly half my life in dark rooms staring at blisteringly bright screens, my eyesight is decent. Do you know what’s making me feel like I’m going blind, though? Video games. This isn’t a case of my peepers slowly withering away and losing their clarity – all other aspects of my life remain unaffected and...
PSX 2016 This Panel About Accessibility in Games Is Important
We all complain about games a lot, but it's important to remember why we love them in the first place: they allow us to do things we can't do in the real-world; to escape to places that we'd never be able to travel to. For some of the most disadvantaged people, though – the people who are arguably most desiring of the opportunity to...
News PS4 Games Named Most Accessible for People with Disabilities
Gaming is a pastime that anyone can enjoy, but not every release takes into account players with disabilities. While the PlayStation 4 does now allow users to reassign buttons at an operating system level – thus making titles more accessible to everyone – the Able Gamers charity is still eager to recognise those releases that are...