Originally Posted by nightbreed813
That's not exactly helpful. He didn't say he was blind only visually impaired. Their are different levels of visual impairment, it could mean he only needs to wear glasses to see the screen.
Really with this phone their are things you can do to make the screen easier to see but it would be better to go with something with a larger screen and a better resolution, but it depends on your visual impairment too. I suggest going to your local store and see if they have a model phone that you can use to try it out. They now have phones hitting the market for people with visual impairment that may help you, but they don't have a lot of features to them.
I am indeed not totally blind. I do have some vision, and do have special glasses, but trying to use them with a phone screen takes a really steady hand and so I prefer setting fonts in the ui to large or having text readout. That said, I'm starting to look at all my options for virgin mobile as they have the best no contract plans for the buck, and android is really heading in good directions on the accessibility front. K9 mail with it's pinch zooming is an example of that, as is the browser. It's still not an iPhone with system wide zooming and VoiceOver, but it's much more open, and offers no contract options.