Sony Unveils Accessible Controller

An image of Sony's new accessible controller. Sony Releases Accessible Controller

Sony Unveils Its First Accessible Controller

Designed to remove barriers to gaming and help players with disabilities play more easily, more comfortably and for longer periods on PS5.

Sony announced the project at CES 2023, aiming to make gaming more accessible to a broader audience.

PlayStation Blog:  Through conversations with accessibility experts and incredible organizations like AbleGamers, SpecialEffect and Stack Up, we’ve designed a highly configurable controller that works in tandem with many third-party accessibility accessories and integrates with the PS5 console to open up new ways of gaming. It is built to address common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.

The company created Project Leonardo to address the “common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.” stated SIE senior vice president Hideaki Nishino on the PlayStation Blog.

AbleGamers is proud to have worked alongside such amazingly talented people!

We are working to ensure people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else for positive experiences through play. With nearly two decades as pioneers in inclusive play, thousands of hours working with people with disabilities, and leading developers and engineers, we create opportunities for players to find inclusive places to play and connect with family and friends. Learn more about what we do here, or help continue our crucial work by making a monetary donation or purchasing something from our shop!