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Description

Braille Institute's VisionSim (v3.0) app for iPhone and iPad was developed to allow people with healthy vision to see the world through the eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye diseases. The eye diseases that are simulated are: age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, chronic open-angle glaucoma, corneal edema, diabetic retinopathy, homonymous hemianopia, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa.

The application uses the camera in the iPhone or iPad along with digital filters to allow the user to experience the symptoms of a particular disease. Using sliding touch-screen controls, the user can manipulate the severity of the symptoms. Still images from the simulations can be saved by the user and stored or shared.

(Note: iOS version 6+ users - In order to save your VisionSim 'simulator' images, you must go to SETTINGS > PRIVACY > PHOTOS > turn VisionSim 'ON')

The application also provides detailed information about each of the eye diseases including associated visual phenomenon, symptoms, causes and treatments. The user can also access Braille Institute's website or contact Braille Institute directly via email for more information.

This application was designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by these eye conditions.

For more information on the VisionSim application please email: appthinktank@BrailleInstitute.org

What’s New

Version 3.2

Fixed various issues for version compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

The Pollock tribe ,

For demonstrating sight disability

Great app - but needs updating to work with IOS11

SwitchToMac ,

Fantastic App

Please, please update this app for ios 11 this app is so important to learning and understanding visual impairment.

i am a quizzer ,

Doesn’t Work

It has a list of diseases, good. But then it just says “medical cause” followed by some lorem ipsum text, and no way to actually see the type of sight loss.

App Privacy

The developer, Braille Institute, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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