Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
12.4 percent (2017)

15.9 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

12.4 percent of adults 18 years and over with visual impairment used assistive and adaptive devices in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Increase the use of assistive and adaptive devices by persons with visual impairment

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Assistive and adaptive devices can improve quality of life for people with vision loss, but many people with vision loss don’t use them. Strategies like recommending these devices during vision rehab and including visual aids in smartphones or screen readers can help more people with vision loss use assistive and adaptive devices.

Workgroup: Vision Workgroup