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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 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 global visual impairment market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4,362.8 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period (2020-2027).

Figure 1. Global Visual Impairment Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Region, 2020

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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 global visual impairment market. For instance, as per World Health Organization (WHO), at least 1 billion people had a near or distance vision impairment globally in 2019.

Furthermore, 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 global visual impairment market. For instance, as per World Glaucoma Association, it is estimated that 79.6 million individuals will have glaucoma in 2020. This number is likely to increase to 111.8 million individuals in 2040.

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Visual Impairment Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2020: US$ 4,362.8 Mn
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2027
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR: 8.1% 2027 Value Projection: US$ 4,362.8 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
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: Blind Schools, Enterprises & Social Organizations, Personal Use, Hospitals, Others.
Companies covered:

Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access Ingenuity, LVI Low Vision International, American Thermoform, Cambium Learning, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd., HumanWare Group, ViewPlus, and VFO

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

Figure 2. Global Visual Impairment Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2020

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Government initiatives for increasing awareness of advanced devices is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period

Increasing government initiatives to promote assistive technology and provide assistive technology devices to disabled people is also expected to drive the global visual impairment market growth. Governments are focusing on investing in NGOs who are developing assistive technology for impaired people. For instance, in 2018, the Government of India announced that the Karnataka State Government initiated country’s first disability-focused technology accelerator, Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA), in partnership with Samarthanam Trust, a non-profit organization (NGO) working for the disabled people. Moreover, the Government of India announced to fund US$ 1.5 million for this initiative.

Global Visual Impairment 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. According to the World Health Organization’s report, the manifestation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 68.1 million infected individuals worldwide as of December 10, 2020. 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 until the end of the third quarter of 2020.

Global Visual Impairment Market - Restraint

Stringent regulatory scenario is the major factor that is expected to hinder growth of the global visual impairment 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 global visual impairment market.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global visual impairment market include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access Ingenuity, LVI Low Vision International, American Thermoform, Cambium Learning, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd., HumanWare Group, ViewPlus, and VFO.

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

Rising population with visual impairment & blindness due to different eye conditions, and increasing geriatric population who are more prone to visual impairment are some of the major factors responsible for growth of the global visual impairment market. For instance, according to the report published by the United Nation (UN), the global population of age 60 and above was around 962 million in 2017, which is expected to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. Also, as per National Federation of the Blind, in 2016, an estimated 3,171,100 people over the age of 65 years and older were reported to have visual disability in the U.S.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global visual impairment market, and provides market size (US$ Mn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2020–2027), considering 2019 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 global visual impairment market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access Ingenuity, LVI Low Vision International, American Thermoform, Cambium Learning, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd., HumanWare Group, ViewPlus, and VFO
  • 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 global visual impairment 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 global visual impairment market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Visual Impairment Market, 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
  • Global Visual Impairment Market, By End Use:
    • Blind Schools
    • Enterprises & Social Organizations
    • Personal Use
    • Hospitals
    • Others
  • Global Visual Impairment Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Stimulant Medications
        • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • 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:
        • Blind Schools
        • Enterprises & Social Organizations
        • Personal Use
        • Hospitals
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Adaptivation, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Material Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • AbleNet, Inc.
    • Amedia Corporation
    • Access Ingenuity
    • LVI Low Vision International
    • American Thermoform
    • Cambium Learning
    • Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
    • HumanWare Group
    • ViewPlus
    • VFO

 “*” 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 Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By End Use
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Technological Advancements
    • Recent Product Launch/Approvals
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PEST Analysis
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships
    • Epidemiology
    • Reimbursement Scenario
  4. Global Visual Impairment Market – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
    • Economic Impact
    • Supply and Demand Analysis
    • Research and Development
    • Government Initiatives
  5. Global Visual Impairment Market, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Educational Devices & Software
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Braille Duplicators and Writers
        • Braille Computers
        • Mathematical & Science Devices
        • Reading Machines
        • Others
    • Mobility Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Canes
        • Others
    • Low Vision Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Smart Glasses
        • VTS Link
        • Magnifying Lenses
        • Others
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Visual Impairment Market, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Blind Schools
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Enterprises & Social Organizations
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Personal Use
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Visual Impairment Market, By Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2027
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      •  Adaptivation, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • AbleNet, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Amedia Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Access Ingenuity
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • LVI Low Vision International
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • American Thermoform
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Cambium Learning
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • HumanWare Group
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • ViewPlus
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • VFO
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
  9. Section
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global visual impairment market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 4,362.8 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.1% between 2020 and 2027.
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.
North America is expected to hold the largest market share in the global visual impairment market.
Strict regulatory norms for medical device approval is the major factor restraining growth of the visual impairment market.
Major players operating in the global visual impairment market include Adaptivation, Inc., AbleNet, Inc., Amedia Corporation, Access Ingenuity, LVI Low Vision International, American Thermoform, Cambium Learning, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd., HumanWare Group, ViewPlus, and VFO.
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