Accessibility settings on PlayStation®5 consoles

Accessibility settings on PlayStation®5 consoles

PlayStation®5 consoles have been designed with several features and functions to support accessibility needs.

PlayStation®5 accessibility settings

To configure these settings, go to the home screen and select Settings > Accessibility.

How to customize PS5 controller settings

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Controllers to change the following controller settings:

  1. Turn on Enable Custom Button Assignments to use a custom button layout.

  2. Select Customize Button Assignments and select a controller button to change its button assignments. 

  3. When you are finished, select Confirm

Select Reset to return to the default layout.

Set the intensity of the controller vibration.

You can set the intensity of trigger effect. The trigger effect feature lets you feel varying levels of tension and resistance from the L2 and R2 buttons in response to your gameplay. Experience this feature in games that support it.

Set the press and hold delay for the PS button or create button.

How to customize PS5 display and text settings

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Display to change the following display and text settings:

Reverse text and background colors on the screen. When this setting is enabled, HDR (high dynamic range) is turned off.

Turn on Enable Color Filter and choose a Color Filter to provide alternative color options. 

Drag the slider to adjust the color Intensity.

Change text size.

Turn on to display text in boldface type.

Turn on to change the color of text and backgrounds to improve contrast and legibility.

Set the speed of horizontal scrolling of text.

Turn on to reduce motion effects and screen movement.

How to turn on PS5 screen reader 

Screen reader reads aloud on-screen text. It also provides spoken guidance for operating the console.

Please note, screen reader is available only in certain languages. The language screen reader speaks is tied to your console language.

To enable the screen reader and configure settings, go to the home screen and select Settings > Accessibility > Screen Reader.

Enable Screen Reader
Turn the screen reader on or off.

Speech Speed
Set the rate of speech.

Voice Type
Choose a voice.

Voice Volume
Drag the slider to adjust the volume of spoken text.

How to turn on PS5 closed captions in media

Closed captions help you follow along with what's being spoken on your screen, providing text for dialog and audio cues. To enable and configure closed captions:

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Closed Captions, and then turn on Display Closed Captions.

By default, what you're watching determines the way closed captions are displayed.

To customize how closed captions look on your screen, select Closed Captions Settings, turn off Display Closed Captions as Specified by Content, and then configure the following:

  • Font size, color, edges, and opacity

  • Background color and opacity, window color and opacity

Turn on PS5 chat transcription

The chat transcription feature (speech-to-text and text-to-speech) converts the voices of other players in voice chat in parties and supported games, and reads aloud text you enter to other players. Chat transcription in game chat is available only in games that support it.

To enable chat transcription and configure chat transcription settings, go to Settings > Accessibility > Chat Transcription:

Toggle chat transcription on or off.

Choose one of the available languages. Text you enter is read aloud and text you speak is transcribed in this language. By default, your console language is used as your spoken language. If your console language isn't supported, the spoken language defaults to English.

Choose a voice type to represent you. Other players in the voice chat hear this voice when text you enter is read aloud to them.

To use chat transcription, you'll need to be in a voice chat. Start party voice chat.

After you set up chat transcription, the voices of other players are converted to text and appear on the right side of voice chat card.

If you want, let your keyboard do the talking for you. Select Say something and use the on-screen keyboard to enter text. The text you enter is read aloud to the other players in the Voice Type you chose.

Use Screen Layout to see what other players in your voice chat are saying while doing something.

  • Press the options button or select Screen Layout on the voice chat card, and then select either Picture-in-Picture or Pin to Side.
  • Quickly press the PS button twice to use chat transcription to enter text while in Picture-in-Picture or Pin to Side screen layout in voice chat.

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