AppleVis Birthday Giveaway: visor - low vision magnifier goes free for the week

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As a thank you to the people in the AppleVis community who have provided great feedback and helped to make their app even better, the wonderful developers behind visor - low vision magnifier are making the app available for free during the week of our 5th birthday.

About visor - low vision magnifier

Visor is a magnifying glass for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Enlarge difficult to read text by 4 magnification levels and change contrast to 5 different viewing modes. Optionally, turn on the LED flash of your device to help you see better in low-light conditions.

Visor supports AirPlay for streaming your magnified content to your TV and VoiceOver.

During the day, there is a lot printed text to read: restaurant menus, price tags, the newspaper, letters or photos from your loved ones — visor zooms and improves the contrast of whatever you want to see. Its advanced color modes and simple interface are made for giving you the best possible perception of printed text on your screen like you'd expect it from a handheld electronic magnifier.

  • 2x to 8x magnification: The 4 magnification levels of visor are easily accessible anytime with the touch of a button. After closing the app, visor remembers the last selected magnification level and contrast mode.
  • 5 different color modes: Many visually impaired people suffer from dazzling effects when reading dark characters on a light background. Visor avoids these effects by providing 5 color modes: white text on dark background, real color mode, contrast enhancement, yellow text on blue background and blue text on yellow background.
  • Manual focus, Autofocus & LED light: Manual focus gives more control over the text you want to read . Simply tap the screen and visor focuses the targeted text. Tap and hold to switch to Autofocus. Turn on the LED light to make text crystal clear even in low light conditions.
  • AirPlay Mirroring support: Turning on AirPlay Mirroring in Control Center or the Settings app is fully supported by visor. The camera image of your device is streamed to your big screen at home and you can experience the magnification and enhanced contrast on a whole new level.

Tested by people with visual impairments: Visor was developed in close cooperation with visually impaired people. We are always grateful for any suggestions and requests for improvement.

Download visor - low vision magnifier from the App Store



Submitted by Robin on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy birthday Apple Vis. It's my birthday too...and I'd love to win a give away.