Assistive Technology for vision impaired – Analysis 2025

Vision is one of the simple features that we use every day but did you know according to the Lighthouse National Survey on Vision Loss, in 2010, the U.S. had 8.3 million people aged 65 and above who had some type of visual impairment. That is a big chunk of people who can’t imagine what is it like to see but with the help of Assistive Technologies can improve their lifestyle massively. There are software, hardware, or standalone devices that can help. This figure is expected to grow to 14.8 million by 2030. In 1995, the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities was approximately US$ 38.4 Bn per year. Of this, eye diseases and disorders cost US$ 22.3 Bn in direct costs and US$ 16.1 Bn in indirect costs every year. In the United Kingdom, 1 in 5 people aged 75 or more are living with vision loss and nearly two out of three of those are women. There are many types of Assistive Technologies that can open their eyes via screen readers, magnification software, braille technology and more. The main countries who have vision impairment are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East & Africa.The companies who are making a difference are Ai Squared, C-Tech, Freedom Scientific, Humanware, Serotek, Apple, Inc., Astec Assistive Tech Solutions, Nippon Telesoft, BAUM Retec, Papenmeier, and Amedia.