Visual Impairment Simulator for Microsoft Windows®

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Download of Visual Impairment Simulator for Microsoft Windows


Version Name File
VIS Final VIS.msi
Older Versions Click Here

Installation Instructions:

  1. Important: Uninstall any previous versions of the simulator before installing a new version!
  2. Download the newest version to your computer.
  3. Double click "VISbeta.msi" to start the installation.
  4. Follow the installation directions.
  5. If this is your first time using VIS, read the manual here
  6. Double-Click on the icon on your desktop or start menu to start VIS.

Version History

beta 1 (4/22/2005)
Screenshots can be exported to the clipboard
Diabetic Retinopathy impairment added
Across-the-board updates of impairment accuracy
New interface for controlling mouse displacement
Magnifier tool added
Dynamic preview of the impairments added
beta .04 (2/28/2005)
Screenshots can be exported as PNG, JPG, or TIFF in addition to BMP
Improved the scientific accuracy of Cataracts
Added Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
beta .03 (1/18/2005)
Added a the ability to take screenshots
Made the mouse cursor be impaired on windows XP
Tweaked all impairments for realism
Added Glaucoma
Added menus for easier control
Changed the about window to have links to the web page
beta .02
Wrote a manual
Added the colorblindness tests to the colorblindness help
Added an about box describing the program with links to the web site
Made the "Close" button more visible
Tweaked impairment performance
Fixed the mouse cursor problem on Windows 2000
Made the "?" button into the "About Button"
Created an installer
beta .01
Initial Release