visor - magnifier

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a hand held low vision magnifier. Enlarge difficult to read text by 4 magnification levels and display it in 5 different viewing modes. Optionally, turn on the LED flash of your device to help you see clearer in low-light conditions.

Whether you want to solve a crossword puzzle, read a great novel, study the timetable or look at your holiday photos; visor enables you to read easily again.

* Features *
- 2x, 3x, 5x and 8x magnification
- 5 viewing modes:
- standard full color
- black on white with enhanced contrast
- white on black with enhanced contrast
- yellow on blue with enhanced contrast
- blue on yellow with enhanced contrast
- ability to enable the LED flash on iPhone & iPod touch
- 3 large, different colored buttons helps you to get quick access to all functions for easy handling
- Tap and hold on the camera image to switch to autofocus, tap again to switch back to manual focus

* 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.



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Apple Watch Support


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Accessibility Comments

The 3 buttons used in this app (magnifier, torch & contrast) provide no feedback via VoiceOver as to their current status. Of course, it’s unlikely that you would be using this app if you relied solely on VoiceOver. However, it would still be useful to have these controls labeled to reflect their current state.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.


1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Tess Tey 7 years 2 months ago



Submitted by Tess Tey on Friday, March 13, 2015

The three buttons are clearly labelled and it is easy to use. In fact, it is my favorite magnifier now..
I am using iPhone 6 with IOS 8.1.3

Submitted by André on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Visor - low vision magnifier for iOS helps people with low vision to enlarge and enhance printed text with its zoom levels and contrast modes.

With our newest update, visor now fully supports VoiceOver. The voice explains what visors three simple, color coded buttons will do. This doesn't just include the button labels, but also the hints, that will explain the functions even more specific.

Please let us know what you think and leave your recommendation on the app directory.


Submitted by André on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello everyone,

We'd love to know if we could solve the remaining usability issues concerning VoiceOver with the newest version of visor.

If so, would someone be so kind to update the app directory entry too?
Thank you!


Submitted by André on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Now, you can use visor - low vision magnifier even more comfortable at your home: visor fully supports Airplay. Enjoy printed text on your TV in 4 zoom levels and 4 contrast modes using an AppleTV and visor.
This is our next step to make this magnifier app even more versatile. No matter if you are on the road, at work or at home. Visor magnifies printed text everywhere with the help of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

We're constantly working on our mission to make conventional, overpriced low vision aids obsolete. We'd love to hear your feedback about visor and this new feature.

have a great day

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 1.6

We've added the ability to freeze and save images, all while still being able to zoom and enhance the contrast.
‣ Swipe up the yellow plus button and reveal the camera to freeze and save an image.

Version 1.6 fixes a critical bug that lead to crashes when using the feature on an iPad.