Alliance for Inclusive Design and Experiences Mission

To develop inclusive design experiences for the blind community through technological solutions to eliminate barriers to visual information.

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Over 44% of people who are blind or visually impaired are employed, compared with 79% of those without disabilities.

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As of 2012, 4.2 million Americans aged 40 years and older suffer from uncorrectable vision impairment, out of which 1.02 million are blind. This number is predicted to more than double by 2050 to 8.96 million due to increasing epidemics of diabetes and other chronic diseases and our rapidly aging U.S. population.

People who are blind sitting in a university classroom

In 2019, an estimated 20.3% of non-institutionalized persons aged 21 to 64 years with a visual disability in the United States have an educational attainment of less than a high school education. Without access to visual information, learning, and education are hindered.

For the blind community, experiencing access to visual information can be transformative and AIDE aims to help foster those intimate connections by building alliances and partnerships that will allow solutions to acquire visual information independently