Last modified
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Description of App

Now you can make the environment sound! By using the camera of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can scan your surroundings and ColorSay will make the colors audible to you.

ColorSay calls the colors by name!

Set up one of five color sets for speech output, and ColorSay will announce the name of the closest known color. ColorSay identifies the color names in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

ColorSay converts colors into tones!

Choose between different sound modes for sonochromatic reproduction of the color impressions. The dominant colors of an image will be interpreted as tones in real-time, which will enable you to identify the individual color families acoustically.

ColorSay is optimized to use the iOS accessibility features including VoiceOver, but does not rely on these in order to work without limitations.

ColorSay is a color scanner and suitable for blind users, people with color blindness, defective color vision, red-green blindness, blue-yellow blindness, color vision deficiency, achromatopsia, achromasia, dyschromatopsia, protanopia (red blindness), deuteranopia (green blindness), tritanopia (blue blindness), monochromaticity ...

... and it’s for everyone who would like to rediscover the world of colors!



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This is fully accessible and appears to work quite well.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


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Submitted by StarNoble on Sunday, June 22, 2014

I just checked the app store and the version that actually speaks is $2.99. The app should be updated to reflect this.

Submitted by Vash Rein on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Honestly, Why have an app that gives you color in tones? I understand the motive of wanting to explore the colors outside normal spectrum (red, blue, green, black, etc.). However, I don't understand why there are no apps that give you an option for plain blah blah colors. If my shirt is a shade of red beyond plain red, I personally want it to say red. If others want to know its off red, then there should be a feature allowing them to enable that feature.

Beyond that, I think that color identifiers are just not ready for primetime. Not to say that they can't be useful or worked on. I am just saying that I have tried multiple apps (free and bought) and none of them have earned a place on my IOS Homepage.

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