According to data from the 1994 National Health Interview Survey on Disability (Russell, Hendershot, LeClere & Howie 1997), approximately 527,000 persons in the U.S. use some type of vision device:

  • Telescopic lenses: 158,000
  • White cane: 130,000
  • Readers: 68,000
  • Braille: 59,000
  • Computer equipment: 34,000
  • Other vision technology: 277,000
  • According to the American Printing House for the Blind (1999), approximately 10% of blind students (5,557) primarily use braille and 25% primarily use large or regular print (14,571).
  • Based on estimates compiled by the American Foundation for the Blind (2007), just over 7,000 Americans use guide dogs.

 

 

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