Sony has made the PS4 more accessible by improving the gameplay experience for blind or visually impaired gamers, via the Accessibility feature on the PS4 dashboard. This guide is for use with system software version 5.50 or later.
Select (Settings) > [Accessibility] to configure accessibility features, such as zooming, Text to Speech and controller button assignments.
Some accessibility settings may only be applied to certain functions or certain screens. Also, the settings may not be applied to your screenshots or video clips, or to images shown in broadcasts.
Text to Speech
Use the text to speech feature to listen to on-screen text and contextual information. Select [Enable Text to Speech] to configure settings for reading speed and volume.
This feature is available only on PS4 systems sold in certain countries or regions.
The text to speech feature is available only when the system language is set to [English (United States)].
To enable the Zoom feature, select the [Enable Zoom] checkbox. During zooming, you can only move the enlarged area or cancel zooming.
Each user can enable this feature.
Zoom in Press the PS button and the square button together.
Move the enlarged area Use the directional buttons, left stick, or right stick.
Cancel zooming Press the circle button or the PS button.
You can also Enlarge text, Make text bold, Increase the screen contrast, Invert screen colors via the accessibility settings.
Your PS4 system can display closed captions. Closed captioning is a form of subtitling that displays the spoken parts of a video as text. Music and sound effects are also noted. This setting is available only for content that includes closed captions.
Select [Display Closed Captions] to display the Closed Captions Settings screen, where you can configure text size, background color and other settings. To do this, you’ll need to clear the checkbox for default settings.
To display closed captions, press the OPTIONS button during BD or DVD playback, and then select [Closed Captions].
In some games, you’ll also find a separate accessibility menu. For example, in Destiny 2 you can also enable subtitles.
Select [Enable Custom Button Assignments] to change controller button assignments. Select [Customize Button Assignments], and then select the button you want to change.
This setting can be configured for each user.
Set the speed for automatic scrolling.
Press and Hold Delay
Set the press and hold delay for the PS button or SHARE button.
Add to Quick Menu
Add some of the accessibility settings to the quick menu. When you want to change the settings, easily access them from the quick menu.