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Visual impairment can be any kind of vision loss, whether it is the condition in which someone cannot see at all or someone has partial vision loss. Some conditions which can cause vision loss in babies after birth are cataracts, amblyopia, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc. When one or more parts of the eye or brain that are needed to process images become diseased or damaged, severe or total loss of vision can occur. In these cases, vision cannot be fully restored with medical treatment, surgery or corrective lenses like glasses or contacts. In such situations of visual impairment, assistive technologies for visual impairment can be used. This assistive technology for visual impairment can be assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for the people with disabilities.

The North America visual impairment products and services market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,906.5 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.7% over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Figure 1. North America Visual Impairment Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Country, 2021

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Rising prevalence of visual impairment & blindness and growing prevalence of eye disorders are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

The increasing prevalence of visual impairment & blindness is a major factor responsible for growth of the North America visual impairment products and services market. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report published in June 2020, approximately 12 million people aged 40 years and above in the U.S. have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind, 3 million who have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million who have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error.   Furthermore, according to Canadian National Institute for the Blind in 2021, increasing prevalence of eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, refractive error, glaucoma, cataract, and age-related macular degeneration is projected to increase the number of visually impaired people globally, thereby fueling demand for assistive technologies in visual impairment. This will, in turn drive growth of the North America visual impairment products and services market.

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North America Visual Impairment Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 1,906.5 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 8.7% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 3,424.8 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Educational Devices & Software (Braille Duplicators and Writers, Braille Computers, Mathematical & Science Devices, Reading Machines, Others), Mobility Devices: (Canes, Others), Low Vision Devices: (Smart Glasses, VTS Link, Magnifying Lenses, Others), Others
  • By End Use: Mobility Devices: (Canes and Others), Blind Schools, Enterprises & Social Organizations, Personal Use, Hospitals, Others.
Companies covered:

Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access, American Thermoform, GF Health Products Inc., Dolphin Computer Access Limited, Cambium Learning, ViewPlus Technologies, VISPERO, LS&S LLC, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, and Technologies HumanWare Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing prevalence of visual impairment & blindness 
  • Rising prevalence of eye disorders
  • Growing government initiatives for awareness & funding for advanced medical devices
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Strict regulatory norms for approval of medical devices for the treatment of visual impairment

Figure 2. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2021

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Increasing launches of advanced devices is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Key players in the market are taking initiatives to promote and provide assistive technology devices to disabled people is expected to drive the North America visual impairment market growth. For instance, in October 2019, Google LLC announced about its 2nd generation google assistance with increased speed. This new assistive technology will help visually impaired people to receive information through voice assistance and can aid visually impaired people to reach their destination via google map using google assistance.

North America visual impairment products and services market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency in 2020. According to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. as of June 03, 2021 are approximately 32,963,318 confirmed cases with 589,555 deaths. Whereas, approximately 294,270,594 vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. till May 27, 2021. In Canada, as of June 03, 2021, the confirmed COVID-19 cases are approximately 1,383,214 with 25,566 deaths and total number of vaccine doses administered in Canada are 22,622,529 till May 27, 2021. Due to the increasing prevalence of COVID-19, key players operating in the visual impairment market are focusing on research and development of novel products to support and combat the effect of COVID-19. COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global economy and in turn, the visual impairment market. Quarantines, traveling constraints, and social distancing measures are likely to lead to a steep decline in business and consumer spending.

North America visual impairment products and services market: Restraint

Stringent regulatory scenario is the major factor that is expected to hinder growth of the North America visual impairment products and services market. Stringent global regulatory policies on quality assessments of medical device regulation & approval in some countries and increased supply chain security issues across emerging economies have a large impact on the North America visual impairment products and services market.

Key Players

Major players operating in the North America visual impairment products and services market include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access, American Thermoform, GF Health Products Inc., Dolphin Computer Access Limited, Cambium Learning, ViewPlus Technologies, VISPERO, LS&S LLC, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, and Technologies HumanWare Inc.

Visual impairment is the loss of vision that cannot be corrected by refraction (glasses). There are number of eye disorders that can lead to visual impairments. Visual impairment can also be caused by trauma, and brain and nerve disorders. Visual impairments affect people differently. It can range from no vision (blindness) or very low vision to not being able to see particular colors. There are many assistive devices for managing visual impairment, which range from educational devices such as Braille writers and reading machines to mobility devices such as canes & crutches etc. These devices help visually impaired people to read printed material or surf the web using assistive technology devices such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and others.

Market Dynamics

The increasing incidence of vision impairment among population is expected to drive growth of the North America visual impairment products and services market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the report published by Canadian National Institute for the Blind in 2021, currently an estimated 1.5 million people in Canada identify themselves with a sight loss and an estimated 5.59 million more have an eye disease that could cause vision impairment. Vision impairment is caused due to various reasons such as hereditary and congenital abnormalities, injuries to the eyes, toxicosis, and acquired eye diseases (cataract, glaucoma, trachoma, cornea disorders, optic neuropathy, disorders of choroid and retina, ametropia, amblyopia, and others).

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the North America visual impairment products and services market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021–2028), considering 2020 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market.
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players.
  • It profiles key players in the North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market based on the following parameters – Company Highlights, types Portfolio, Key Highlights, Financial Performance, and Market Strategies.
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Access Ingenuity, American Thermoform, GF Health Products Inc., Dolphin Computer Access Limited, Cambium Learning, ViewPlus Technologies, VISPERO, LS&S LLC., Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, and Technologies HumanWare Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics.
  • The North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market, By Type:
    • Product
      • Educational Devices & Software
        • Closed Caption
        • Braille transcription
        • Alternate Text
        • Web accessibility software
        • Others
      • Mobility Devices
      • Low Vision Devices
      • Others
    • Service
      • Assessment
      • Screenings
      • Direct Service
      • Orientation and Mobility
      • Others
  • North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market, By End User:
    • Blind Schools
    • Enterprises & Social Organizations
    • Personal Use
    • Hospitals
    • Others
  • North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market, By Country:
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Company Profiles
    • Adaptivation, Inc.
      • Company Highlights
      • Types Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Performance
      • Market Strategies
    • AbleNet, Inc.
    • ACCESS INGENUITY
    • American Thermoform
    • GF Health Products Inc.
    • Dolphin Computer Access Limited
    • Cambium Learning
    • ViewPlus Technologies
    • VISPERO
    • LS&S, LLC
    • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
    • Technologies HumanWare Inc.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snapshot, By Type
      • Market Snapshot, By End User
      • Market Snapshot, By Country
      • Market Opportunity Map
  3. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market Insights
    • Drivers
    • Restraints
    • Opportunity
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Epidemiology
    • Technological Advancements
      • Use of Artificial Intelligence by Visually Impaired
      • Smart Glasses
    • Recent Product Launches
    • PEST Analysis
    • Visual Impairment Service provider
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • PORTER’S Five Forces Analysis
  4. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
    • Economic Impact
    • COVID-19 Epidemiology
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Demand and Supply of Visual Impairment Products
  5. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market , By Type, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2021 and 2028 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2018 – 2028
      • Segment Trends
    • Product
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
        • Educational Devices & Software
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
          • Closed Caption
          • Braille transcription
          • Alternate text
          • Web accessibility software
          • Others
        • Mobility Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Low Vision Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Others
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • Service
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
        • Assessment
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Screenings
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Direct Service
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Orientation and Mobility
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
        • Others
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
  6. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market , By End User, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2021 and 2028 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2018 – 2028
      • Segment Trends
    • Blind Schools
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Enterprises & Social Organizations
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million
    • Personal Use
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
  7. North America Visual Impairment Products and Services Market , By Country, 2017 – 2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2021 and 2028 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2018 – 2028
      • Country at Trends
    • U.S.
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, By Type, 2017–2028, (US$ million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, By End User, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • Canada
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, By Type, 2017–2028, (US$ million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, By End User, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
  8. Competitive Snapshot
    • Company Profiles
      • Adaptivation, Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • AbleNet, Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • ACCESS INGENUITY
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • American Thermoform
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • GF Health Products Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • Dolphin Computer Access Limited
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • Cambium Learning
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • ViewPlus Technologies
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • VISPERO
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • LS&S, LLC
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
      • Technologies HumanWare Inc.
        • Company Highlights
        • Types Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Performance
        • Market Strategies
  9. Section
    • Research Methodology
    • About us

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America visual impairment products and services market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,906.5 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.7 % between 2021 and 2028.
The Increasing prevalence of visual impairment & blindness, rising cases of eye disorders, and increasing government initiatives for funding & awareness of advanced products used for visual impairment are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Educational devices & software is the leading product type segment in the visual impairment market.
Strict regulatory norms for medical device (for the treatment of visual impairment) approval is the major factor restraining growth of the visual impairment market.
Major players operating in the North America visual impairment market include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access, American Thermoform, GF Health Products Inc., Dolphin Computer Access Limited, Cambium Learning, ViewPlus Technologies, VISPERO, LS&S LLC, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, and Technologies HumanWare Inc.
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