Our goal is to deliver accessible products that enable everyone to communicate freely, whatever their individual needs. We focus on three areas of accessibility: Vision Assist – making content easier to see or converting it to sound; Hearing Assist – making content easier to hear or converting it to text; and Action Assist – making it easier to operate your Xperia device.
To ensure our products and services can be enjoyed by as many people as possible, we ask those with accessibility issues to help us create them. During the planning and development process, we conduct interviews and usability tests with people with disabilities, and their input and feedback is then reflected in the finished products.
Taking place on the third Thursday in May each year, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a day to discuss, think and learn about accessibility and inclusion for those who need it.
Switch on TalkBack and your Xperia can give you spoken feedback, reading aloud text on screen and guiding your touches if you have difficulty seeing the screen.
Today’s larger smartphones can be tricky to operate using one hand. One-handed mode solves this problem by moving the screen down so you can easily access the upper area that’s difficult for your thumb to reach.
To enable this feature, go to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.
The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) database is a reference guide for mobile phone and tablet users living with impaired hearing, vision, dexterity, or other special needs. It provides a quick and easy comparison of accessibility features on phones, including all Xperia devices.
Designed to be even more accessible with new visibility features, Android 12 helps you see and scroll through your favourite content effortlessly. Available on Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition, Xperia 5 IV, Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 10 IV, Xperia PRO-I, Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III.
Available features may vary depending on the product.
Some features may require app installation from Google Play™ depending on the product.