Sony to add Accessibility Tags to PlayStation Store game entries

Sony plans to make it easier for PlayStation Store customers to find accessible games. An announcement on the PlayStation Blog trumpeted the rollout of Accessibility Tags to the PlayStation Store on the PS5. The tags will make it easier to see detailed information about a game's supported accessibility features when viewing the game via the PS5 console.

The PS5 Accessibility Tags will show up when viewing a game's "Game Hub" section on the PlayStation Store via a PS5. Players need only press the Triangle button to view a list of supported accessibility features. These will apply to both PS4 and PS5 games viewed through the PS5 console.

Check out a short clip below that shows the tags in action for Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.

In the video, a player brings up the accessibility menu and is able to select from a variety of categories, ranging from visuals to audio to subtitles, controls, and gameplay adjustments. The menu then surfaces information on how different accessibility features are supported by the game. For example, under the "Visuals" category, a player can see that Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut supports clear text, large text, high-contrast visuals, alternatives to audio cues, and directional audio indicators. Other games may have more, or fewer accessibility features, depending on developers' efforts to support them. In January 2023 Sony also announced "Project Leonardo", a new accessible controller kit designed for the PS5.