IPhone and the visually impaired

I was/am considering buying an iPhone, but due to my severe visual impairment (I am technically registered blind) I thought I would 'try before I buy'. So when I was visiting my brother, we popped along to the Apple store in White City, London. The staff were less than helpful and either treated our close scrutiny of the iPhone with suspicion or else ignored our requests for help opting to deal with 'easier' customers. We left the store feeling useless.
So I am hoping that those not employed by Apple will be a little more helpful.
What accessability options exist, if any, for visually impaired people on the iPhone?
Can text be enlarged, both for app names and in text messages?
Can web pages be enlarged and scrolled?
Is the iTunes interface easy to operate?
Are there any other benefits that the iPhone can offer visually impaired people?
I think these questions cover most of what I wanted to know, just hoped Apple would have a more favourable policy of dealing with those with disabilities.
Thank you in advance for your responses.

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/iphone/vision.html may be of help to you.

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