Edition 76, July 2022

Inclusive Ideas

The Sony A7R IV  - with a screen reader 

Launched in 2021, the Sony A7R IV has been a popular choice among professionals and enthusiastic hobbyists looking for a high-resolution camera. With a 61MP sensor, 4K 60p video recording and 10 frames per second burst shooting, it’s a brilliant all-rounder that is now more accessible to those with visual impairments. 

The screen reader works exactly how you might think – it simply reads out the words in the menu system allowing the user to hear the options available. You can turn the feature on/off by going to Menu > Setup > Accessibility > Screen Reader and once set up you can also adjust the speed and volume of the voice. For those who might struggle to turn it on in the first place, it’s recommended that you plug your camera into a larger monitor or TV via a HDMI cable so the menu text is easier to read. 

(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)