VisionAssist App for iOS


VisionAssist

VisionAssist is a magnification application that lets you use your iPhone or iPad as an electronic magnifier.
Cost: $3.99
Developed by Slinkyware

VisionAssist Walkthrough

Image of an iPad running the VisionAssist app

Help Button

Opens a short document in a pop-up window that explains the various symbols users will encounter using VisionAssist.
Help

Toggle AutoFocus Button

Switch between AutoFocus and Fixed Focus

Settings Button

Allows users to set a variety of app settings related to display modes, highlighting, and user controls (see below anchor tag needed to below).

Increase Contrast Button

Increases the contrast

Increase Zoom Button

Increases the zoom
Zoom levels between 2x and 20x

Decrease Contrast Button

Decreases the contrast

Change Mode Button

Color Video Color video is always enabled and “…provides color video, great for looking at photos and magazines.”1
Screen shot of VisionAssist app in Color Video mode
Highlights Highlights mode “…provides a high contrast image in two colors.”1 Highlights Mode colors include black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and blue on yellow. Users can also enable inverse of each color mode.
Screen shot of VisionAssist app in Highlights mode
Smart Text Smart Text mode “…uses our advanced algorithms to highlight and enhance text particularly on uneven backgrounds. Great for reading newspapers or books.”1
Screen shot of VisionAssist app in Color Video SmartText mode
Black and White Video B&W mode “…provides grayscale video”1
Screen shot of VisionAssist app in Black and White Video mode

Pause Display Button

Freeze the screen and save images of whatever you’re magnifying
When you have paused the screen, the controls to change mode and increase/ decrease zoom will work on the paused image.
When the Pause Display button is activated, a Save Image button will appear along the bottom edge of the screen in the middle between Change Mode and Pause Display. When screen shot is saved, the interface buttons will not show on your image but the magnification, contrast, and color mode will. Users will find these images available in their iOS Photos app.

Decrease Zoom Button

Decreases the zoom

VisionAssist Settings

Display Modes

These settings allow users to change what color modes are available when using the Change Mode button.
Highlights Toggle Highlights on and off
Smart Text Toggle Smart Text on and off
Black and White Video Toggle B&W Video on and off
Highlights Mode Colors Allows you to choose one of the four settings: black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and blue on yellow.
Enable Highlights Inverse Color Mode Toggle the inverse of the selected Highlight on and off

User Controls

Enable Panning Only When Paused When enabled, allows user to pan around the paused image. At this time, this feature does not work with VoiceOver.
Tap Screen to Hide Controls When enabled, allows users to hide/show the interface controls. At this time, this feature does not work with VoiceOver.
Disable Auto Dimming of Display When enabled, prevents the display from timing out due to inactivity.
Use Buttons for Zoom and Threshold When enabled, changes the increase/decrease buttons for zoom and contrast to sliders.
Screen shot of VisionAssist app with Use Buttons for Zoom and Threshold enabled

Send Suggestion to Author

Send feedback to the creator(s) of VisionAssist by support@slinkware.com
The email will come prepopulated with info about your device, operating system, and other system settings relating to VisionAssist.
Screen shot of VisionAssist app generated email

Training Resources for VisionAssist

References

1. Slinkyware. (2013, ). Key features. Retrieved from VisionAssist website: http://visionassist.slinkyware.com/details/

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