2023 has already proven to be the year of accessibility as we see major companies striving to make their products more inclusive. Take a look at a few of those industry leaders.
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Sony aims to make gaming more accessible with customizable PlayStation 5 controller.
Sony shared their newest PS5 controller, codenamed “Project Leonardo,” in January 2023. The new controller is designed to meet the needs of individual gamers. The donut-shaped design features modular buttons that can be added, rearranged, and removed. Additionally, using software mapping, the buttons can be customized to perform a task that would typically take two buttons to carry out. Another key component is its analog joystick that can placed anywhere on the controller, and the controller itself can lie flat on a surface or can be attached to mounts that enable it to be positioned anywhere in 360º.
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L’Oréal shares its new handheld, computerized makeup applicator.
Beauty company, L’Oréal, shared its new handheld, computerized makeup applicator called HAPTA. The new technology is designed to make makeup application more accessible to those individuals with limited fine motor skills. The applicator uses an ergonomic handle with a magnetic attachment at the top. HAPTA also has a “clicking” function that allows users to maintain the application position they’re in, and save it for future use.