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for the visually impaired.

Did you know
Blindness and Low Vision impact over 282 Million people globally?
That number is expected to increase by 72% over the next 11 years.

There are 282 million visually impaired individuals globally according to the World Health Organization. According to NFB, 81% are over 50 years old. According to the National Federation of the Blind, 7.2 million visually impaired adults in the United States and 57,983 registered legally blind school age children in the United States. Between 2010 and 2015 the number of people in the U.S. with vision loss is projected to increase by 87% for Cataract, 72% for Diabetic Retinopathy, 169% for Glaucoma and 114% for Macular Degeneration.

Vision impairment prevalence by age

As the global population continues to age, we will see an increase in age-related vision loss such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and other eye conditions.

Source: National Eye Institute

Vision impairment prevalence by age graph

Age 40 to 49, 135,000 people

Age 50 to 54, 93,000 people

Age 55 to 59, 116,000 people

Age 60 to 64, 149,000 people

Age 65 to 69, 185,000 people

Age 70 to 74, 252,000 people

Age 75 to 79, 385,000 people

Age 80 years and over, 2,884,000 people

Source: National Eye Institute

With so many people impacted by vision loss it is important to understand that there are solutions available to help. Whether is the need is to be able to read printed materials such as the magazines or mail or digital material such as news websites or taking online classes.

As a leader in this space, Vispero has the products and solutions to help individuals remain independent at home, at school or in the workplace. Our solutions include; low vision hardware with electronic magnifiers, hardware for the blind such as refreshable braille displays, as well software solutions for both low vision and blind individuals that include screen reading and magnification software.

With the addition of The Paciello Group, Vispero also provides organizations with accessibility and compliance solutions. Companies and agencies are now able to ensure that their content is easily available to all employees and customers.

Access goes beyond the individual impact. Everything is digital today and if you don’t make it accessible, what you have is people who are not able to participate. This includes digital content for employees and customer facing domains that are constantly changing.

With 43% of websites being non-accessible and a major increase in accessibility lawsuits in recent years accessibility compliance is vital for any business.

The average website homepage has 59.6 errors. 43% of websites are inaccessible. 28% of websites are accessible with difficulties. 29% of websites are accessible.

Accessing information online is important for everybody however with a majority of websites currently inaccessible for blind or low vision visitors we have seen the number of accessibility lawsuits drastically increase since 2015.

To protect yourself from an accessibility lawsuit we recommend requesting an accessibility audit from The Paciello Group to provide a positive user experience for all website visitors.

Significant increase over the past 4 years in lawsuits against non accessible websites from 58 accessibility lawsuits in 2015 to 2,258 accessibility lawsuits in 2018

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