Screen reader feature on Sony A7R IV is welcome news for the visually impaired

Sony A7 IV
(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Just because someone is visually impaired doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy photography – they might just need a little more help to navigate the camera. Menu systems, (especially Sony’s) can be confusing even for someone with perfect vision but luckily the Sony A7 IV now includes a screen reader feature. 

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. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.