I am a blind iOS user living in California and I have just released my first iOS app.
Simulated Sighted Stranger is a hilarious app that includes a rich library of audio clips simulating the things that blind people have heard a million times as we make our way through life. Classics like "you're going the wrong way," and "watch yourself," are randomly selected from a constantly growing library of sounds with just a shake of your iPhone or a tap of the button. Please feel free to e-mail me your contributions for possible inclusion!
This app is intended to crack us up, but also offers educational possibilities. Orientation and mobility instructors can use it to discuss possible ways of responding to well-meaning, but uninformed, strangers. Disability awareness trainers can use it to stimulate discussion about why these comments are unhelpful. And of course, blind people can use it to laugh about the funny stuff sighted people say (bless their hearts)!
Part of the satire of this app is also to poke a little good-natured fun at some of the other wayfinding apps currently being sold. Simulated Sighted Stranger has the unique power of being 100% unreliable -- I don't think any other wayfinding apps can claim this!
An added joke is that Apple originally rejected Simulated Sighted Stranger because they were afraid it might be offensive to blind people. I was able to convince them that, while not all blind people think it is as funny as I do, it is relatively inoffensive. Of course, there may be one or two thin-skinned sighted folks around, but this app is intended to be good-natured fun, and shouldn't hurt anybody's feelings.
Please check it out and spread the word!