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Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market By Product (Educational Devices, Mobility Devices, Low Vision Devices, Others), By End Users (Blind School, Hospital And Social Organization, Personal Use) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Published: Oct 2018 | Report Code: 59351-10-18

Industry Outlook

The assistive technologies for visually impaired market is set to reach US$ 6,979.5 Mn by 2026 from US$ 3,497.5 Mn in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. As per the latest research citing of The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) approximately 36 million people throughout the globe are blind. In depth studies have noted that around 217 million people have severe to moderate visual impairment and desperately need assistive technologies for their care and support.

Global eye health sector have understood the need of blind people and likewise have manufactured devices to aid the visually impaired population. There has been a drop in the prevalence rate from 4.58% in 1990’s to 3.8% in 2015. It is important to note that the prevalence rate of blindness is variegated depending on the availability of eye care and socio economic factors among countries.

Market Synopsis

Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market

Mobility devices will be the fastest growing segment on account of technological advancement and better ergonomic design

Braille scripts are widely used by blind people to understand literature, traditionally it was written on embossed paper. Currently braille scripts are available on computer screens and other refreshable braille displays and writers. Companies such as Amedia Corporation and BAUM Retec AG are providing braille displays, electronically magnifying vision aids and reading devices for the implementation of electronically available information in braille scripts and speech output. Mobility devices are set to register impressive growth during the forecast period on account of increase in donations and charities to help the visually impaired people with better mobile devices to improve their quality of life and perform ambulatory activities independently. Better operational efficiency, navigation and excellent ergonomic designs propel the mobility devices market.

Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market

Increased funding and awareness campaign for visual impairment has resulted in rapid growth of blind schools throughout the globe

Healthcare agencies and nonprofit organizations (NGO’s) throughout the globe have been providing large funds for the awareness campaign and assistance to fight visual impairment throughout the globe. In the last two decades there has been a rise in the enrollment of visually impaired students in blind schools. Braille scripts in the form of writers, printers, computers and other standalone devices are provided in blind schools to improve education and quality of life of blind students. Growing awareness of visual impairment among citizens due to proactive social media and digital platform has resulted in increased usage of mobility devices and low vision devices for personal use. Availability of diverse range of products pertaining to standalone devices and software to assist visual impairment drives the personal use market globally.

Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market

Rising prevalence of visually impaired population and emergence of local players drive the market growth in Asia Pacific

Currently North America dominates the assistive technologies for visually impaired market with a share of 39%. The factors responsible for the dominance of North America are the well-developed healthcare infrastructure and technological advancement in the devices and software to help the visually impaired population. Germany pioneers in technology and is actively engaged in designing new software for braille printers and writers. Rising prevalence of eye disorders and proactive social organizations cater the needs of the visually impaired population in Europe. Asia Pacific accounts for one third of the global visually impaired population on account of dire eye health conditions in the middle and low income countries of Asia Pacific region.  Emergence of local players pose serious competition to key players providing devices and software equipped with braille script in Asia Pacific.

Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market

Historical & Forecast Period

2016 – Historical Year

2017 – Base Year

2018-2026 – Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the research. Compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segments are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Assistive Technologies For Visually Impaired Market

Report Scope by Segments

Quantitative market analysis was conducted to determine the market estimation and compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for assistive technologies for the visually impaired market. The segmentation comprises of by product, end users and geography.

By Product (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • Educational Devices
    • Braille Computers
    • Braille Writers
    • Reading Machines
  • Mobility Devices
  • Low Vision Devices
  • Others
  • By End Users (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
  • Blind School
  • Hospital and Social Organization
  • Personal Use

Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • Rest of MEA

Market assessment was performed by employing the organic and inorganic growth strategies to determine the prevailing trends in the assistive technologies for the visually impaired. In depth analysis regarding the technological advancement taking place in the devices are covered in the products segment. The percolation of these devices for the visually impaired population in different strata of the society is studied in the end users segment. Competitive landscape is determined to understand the existing competition among the device manufacturers. In the product portfolio segment the different types of devices and software to assist the visually impaired are briefly covered. The key players providing the assistive technologies for the visually impaired population are Amedia Corporation, Access Ingenuity, American Thermoform, BAUM Retec AG, Cambium Learning, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd., Humanware Group, Nippon Telesoft, LVI Low Vision International and VFO.

Key questions answered in this report

  • Who are the key players providing assistive technologies and devices to the visually impaired population?
  • What is the compounded annual growth rate and market estimation for the assistive technologies for visually impaired market?
  • What are the latest technological advancement in the educational devices and low vision devices?
  • What are the organic and inorganic growth strategies currently prevalent in the assistive technologies for the visually impaired market?
  • Which is the leading and fastest growing product segment in the assistive technologies for the visually impaired market?
  • Which is the leading and fastest growing end users segment in the assistive technologies for the visually impaired market?
  • Which is the leading and fastest growing regional segment in the assistive technologies for the visually impaired market?

Chapter 1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I-Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II-Primary Research
1.3.3. Approach Adopted
1.3.4. Top-down Approach
1.3.5. Bottom-up Approach
1.3.6. Phase III-Expert Panel Review
1.3.7. Assumptions
1.4. Market Segmentation

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.3. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.4. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Geography, 2017 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 3. Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market: Dynamics and Future Outlook
3.1. Market Overview
3.2. Drivers
3.3. Challenges
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
3.6. Competitive Analysis: Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Key Players, 2017

Chapter 4. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product
4.1. Overview
4.2. Educational Devices
4.2.1. Braille Computers
4.2.2. Braille Writers
4.2.3. Reading Machines
4.3. Mobility Devices
4.4. Low Vision Devices
4.5. Others

Chapter 5. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users
5.1. Overview
5.2. Blind School
5.3. Hospital and Social Organization
5.4. Personal Use

Chapter 6. Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Geography
6.1. Overview
6.2. North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.2.1. North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.2.2. North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.2.3. North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.2.3.1. U.S.
6.2.3.2. Canada
6.3. Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.3.1. Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.3.2. Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.3.3. Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.3.3.1. U.K.
6.3.3.2. Germany
6.3.3.3. Rest of Europe
6.4. Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.4.1. Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.4.2. Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.4.3. Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.4.3.1. China
6.4.3.2. Japan
6.4.3.3. Rest of Asia Pacific
6.5. Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.5.1. Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.5.2. Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.5.3. Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.5.3.1. Brazil
6.5.3.2. Mexico
6.5.3.3. Rest of Latin America
6.6. Middle East and Africa Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.6.1. MEA Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.6.2. MEA Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.6.3. MEA Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
6.6.3.1. GCC
6.6.3.2. Rest of MEA

Chapter 7. Company Profiles
7.1. Amedia Corporation
7.1.1. Business Description
7.1.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.1.3. Product Portfolio
7.1.4. News Coverage
7.2. Access Ingenuity
7.3. American Thermoform
7.4. BAUM Retec AG
7.5. Cambium Learning
7.6. Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
7.7. Humanware Group
7.8. Nippon Telesoft
7.9. LVI Low Vision International
7.10. VFO

FIG. 1 Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired: Market Segmentation
FIG. 3 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 4 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Geography, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Attractive Investment Proposition: by Geography, 2017
FIG. 7 Competitive Analysis: Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Key Players, 2017
FIG. 8 Global Braille Computers Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Global Braille Writers Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 Global Reading Machines Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 11 Global Mobility Devices Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 12 Global Low Vision Devices Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Other Products Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 U.S. Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Canada Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 U.K. Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Germany Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Rest of Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 China Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 Japan Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Rest of Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Brazil Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 Mexico Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 Rest of Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 25 GCC Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 26 Rest of MEA Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)

TABLE 1 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market Portraiture
TABLE 2 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 3 Global Educational Devices Market for Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 4 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market , by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Geography, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 North America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Europe Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Latin America Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Middle East and Africa Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Product, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 Middle East and Africa Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by End Users, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Middle East and Africa Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Market, by Country/Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Amedia Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 22 Access Ingenuity: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 23 American Thermoform: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 24 BAUM Retec AG: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 25 Cambium Learning: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 26 Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 27 Humanware Group: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 28 Nippon Telesoft: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 29 LVI Low Vision International: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)
TABLE 30 VFO: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; Key Developments)

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