People worldwide with disabilities
Dollars of discretionary purchasing power
People are visually impaired
Our Mission: To pursue information equality for people with disabilities by creating content, researching new technologies, and providing education for clients at all levels of government and business. We assist clients in achieving both compliance and usability standards by delivering products and services of uncompromising quality; our team takes pride in enabling end-users of all ability levels to more fully participate in culture, study, and economy by maintaining both compassion and academic rigor in research and advocacy.
For 16 years, SeeWriteHear has advanced information access by innovating accessible technologies and services to enhance the way people, businesses, and organizations deliver and access their information, media, and social interactions.
Our team brings decades of expertise in all facets of accessibility: advocacy, education, policy, accommodation, and technology. We have been closely involved in defining and authoring the standards currently used to measure accessibility compliance and usability. This depth of experience enables us to provide comprehensive and effective products and services across all areas of accessibility, from multi-format media conversion and content creation to legislative compliance consulting and barrier remediation.
From the beginning, our primary focus has been on meeting the growing need for accessible information and technology by developing new assistive technology (AT) solutions, mass-producing top-quality media materials, and promoting both usability and regulatory compliance via expert, cost-effective consulting and remediation. SeeWriteHear aims to create a new standard in the marketplace where business and accessibility converge to provide an enhanced environment of products and services to the benefit of all consumers.
SeeWriteHear has access to over 16 years of experience and market knowledge of crafting products and systems that enhance the lives of people with print, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Our solution spectrum includes media conversion, compliance review, custom software development, and education consulting. Patented services, processes, and technologies form the basis of a highly varied, yet adaptable and convertible array of offerings, ensuring that our clients can execute all their accessibility goals via a single consulting firm.
International Council of Ophthalmology reports the following updated statistics on BVI:
- 36 million people who are blind
- 217 million people with severe or moderate visual impairment (distance)
- 253 million people visually impaired (in 2015)
- Visual impairment prevalence has dropped from 4.58% in 1990 to 3.38% in 2015
- 89% of visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries
- 55% of visually impaired people are women