Products & services that cater to visual impairment
Implications - A largely ignored demographic, visually impaired consumers are given few opportunities to participate in sight-friendly activities. Given that 1.5 million blind Americans currently use computers, however, theres a tremendous opportunity to reach this audience online and a dire need for more innovation in this sector. Products that currently help the blind live more independently or enjoy pop culture include avatars for the blind in virtual worlds, dining-in-the-dark restaurants, electronic gadgets, clothes and games. In the world of science, bionic eyes and solar powered retinal implants are some recent breakthroughs.