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Accessibility settings on PS4 consoles

How to use accessibility settings on PS4 consoles

The PlayStation®4 console has been designed with several features and functions to support accessibility needs.

PS4 console accessibility settings

To configure accessibility settings, go to Settings > Accessibility.

How to set up custom button assignments on PS4 consoles

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.

  2. Select Custom Button Assignments.

  • These settings allow you to change controller button assignments. Each change swaps the roles of two buttons.
  • Note that on-screen directions will not reflect your button assignments.

How zoom on PS4 consoles

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.
  2. Enable Zoom

Once Zoom has been enabled:

  • Press the PS button and the square button at the same time to zoom in.  
  • Move the enlarged area of the screen using the directional buttons or the left and right sticks. Other controls are disabled while zooming.  
  • Cancel zooming by pressing the circle button, or by pressing the PS button and the square button at the same time. 

You can magnify the contents of web pages. Press the OPTIONS button and select Zoom or Magnify.

Zoom
Enlarge text or images without changing the size of the window. The page layout may change. Press the L3 and R3 buttons to zoom in or out.

Magnify
Enlarge what's on the screen without changing the page layout. To see the entire page, you may need to scroll up, down, left, or right.

How to customize display and text settings on PS4 consoles

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.

  2. Select from the following display and text settings:

Check this box to reverse the colors displayed on the screen.

Note: the screensaver will not start while colors are inverted.

This setting applies larger text in most areas of the PS4™ console dynamic menu. 

This setting applies bold font to the text in menus.

Apply this setting to darken the background, providing a higher contrast between text and background. 

This setting allows you to choose how quickly scrolling text messages will move across your screen.

Available settings range from "Very Slow" to "Fast".

How to turn on text-to-speech on PS4 consoles

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.

  2. Select Text to Speech.

This feature is available only on PS4™ consoles sold in certain countries or regions. The text-to-speech feature is available only when the system language is set to English (United States).

Enable Text to Speech to hear the system read certain on-screen text and contextual information. Text to Speech works when navigating Messages, using the on-screen keyboard, and in other menu areas.

The following Text to Speech options are available:

Adjust how quickly/slowly instructions are spoken aloud. Speed can only be adjusted if Text to Speech is enabled.  

Increase or decrease the volume of spoken instructions using the right or left button. Volume can only be adjusted if Text to Speech is enabled.

How to turn on closed captions on PS4 consoles

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Closed Captions

  2. Check the box for Display Closed Captions

  • Select Closed Caption Settings, then uncheck the box Display Closed Captions as Specified by Content to customize your closed caption text including font type, size, text color, background color, and more. To use the default settings, check the box Display Closed Captions as Specified by Content

  • To display closed captions, press the OPTIONS button during BD or DVD playback, and then select Closed Captions.

  • This setting is available only for content that includes closed captions.

How to add accessibility settings to the Quick Menu

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.

  2. Select Add to Quick Menu.

This setting adds the Accessibility features listed below to your Quick Menu. To view the Quick Menu, press and hold the PS button.

  • Enable Text to Speech  
  • Invert Colors  
  • Enable Custom Button Assignments.

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