The MNREAD app is a vision test that uses full sentences. This
reading-acuity test is a digital version of the printed MNREAD ACUITY
CHART, and is suitable for measuring visual reading performance of people
with normal and low vision. MNREAD uses simple text, suitable for testing
adults and children from age eight years and up.
The printed version of MNREAD is available from http://www.precision-vision.com/
The MNREAD app measures four important reading parameters:
READING ACUITY - The smallest print that a person can read without making
CRITICAL PRINT SIZE - The smallest print that a person can read with
MAXIMUM READING SPEED – A person’s reading speed when reading is not
limited by print size;
READING ACCESSIBILITY INDEX - A single-valued measure that represents a
person’s visual access to commonly encountered printed material.
The MNREAD app has a wide range of applications in testing normal and low
vision. These include:
Prescribing optical corrections for reading or other near tasks.
Prescribing magnifiers or other reading aids in low-vision assessment.
Use in research as an outcome measure or for evaluating visual reading as a
function of vision status or viewing conditions.
Sentence display with 14 print sizes
Black-on-white or white-on-black text
Reading time recording
Graphical display of results
MNREAD curve fitting
MNREAD parameters estimation
Data recording and export
English (5 test versions)
Spanish (3 test versions)
French (5 test versions)
Italian (2 test versions)
Portuguese (2 test versions)
Turkish (3 test versions)
Greek (3 test versions)
German (3 test versions)
Dutch (3 test versions)
Japanese (5 test versions)
The free app contains practice sentences in all ten languages and demonstrates the features of the app. To conduct testing, please purchase the language package(s) of your choice from within the app (cost: $69.99 for each language).
COPYRIGHT: Regents of the University of Minnesota
This app was developed at the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The German and Dutch charts, and French charts 3 to 5, and Spanish chart 3, were developed in collaboration with Gyroscope Therapeutics.
Added support for a new add-on module for tests in Japanese-Kana (かな)
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Regents of the University of Minnesota
- 10.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iPadOS 12.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- © 2017 University of Minnesota
- In-App Purchases
- ENGLISH $69.99
- SPANISH $69.99
- FRENCH $69.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.