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Global Screen Reader Market by Type (Cloud-based, Web-based), By Application (Blind and Visually Impaired, Illiterate, Learning Disability) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Screen Reader Market by Type (Cloud-based, Web-based), By Application (Blind and Visually Impaired, Illiterate, Learning Disability) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 136949 3300 IT & Telecom 377 233 Pages 4.6 (48)

Market Overview:

The global screen reader market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for screen readers from blind and visually impaired, illiterate, and learning disability population segments. Additionally, the growing awareness about the benefits of using screen readers among general population is also propelling the growth of this market. Based on type, cloud-based screen readers are expected to witness higher adoption rates as compared to web-based screen readers during the forecast period. This can be attributed to various factors such as lower cost of ownership and easy accessibility over cloud platforms.

Global Screen Reader Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A screen reader is a computer program that reads aloud the text that appears on the screen, allowing people who are visually impaired to use a computer. Screen readers are also used by people who are learning to read, or by anyone who wants to keep their hands free while they work.


Cloud-based is a term used to define software solutions that provide accessibility features such as screen reader, Braille display and large text readout on mobile devices. It also provides an option for users with visual impairment to enlarge the text without any loss of quality. The major factor responsible for its adoption in the market is cost efficiency.

It reduces the need for purchasing.


Web-based technology is a method of delivering content over the World Wide Web. It is also known as web accessibility or web reading technology and it helps blind and partially sighted people to read websites text easily by using screen readers. The major advantage of this technology is that the person can access any website without having to print out pages from a book or rely on oral description which makes it easier for them to track information across numerous sites.

Application Insights:

The globally screen reader market is segmented by application into blind and visually impaired, illiterate, learning disability and others. The blind and visually impaired segment held the largest share in 2017 due to the high prevalence of this disorder. According to Vision Australia, approximately 1 in 6 people have some degree of vision impairment which impacts their ability to read or interact with the world around them. Thus, a large number of users with blindness or visual impairment are using screen readers which is driving their demand globally.

The illiterate segment is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period owing to rising awareness about education among different segments such as rural population in developing countries like India and China along with advanced economies like U.S., Canada etc.

Regional Analysis:

Europe dominated the global market in 2017 owing to the growing adoption of screen reader technology and increasing demand for accessible information across countries. The European Commission has provided a number of initiatives to promote accessibility including funding programs, research projects, and standard setting activities. For instance, it established an EU-funded project called e-readers for blind people that provides assistive technologies such as screen readers on e-book readers. In addition, it collaborated with other organizations such as Ophthalmic Screening Europe (OSE) to provide eye screening services at no cost in more than 14 countries across Europe.

The Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period due to factors such as developing economy and rising awareness about disabilities among all age groups especially children & adolescents who are increasingly using mobile devices worldwide.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the visually impaired and blind population
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of screen readers among general population
  • Government initiatives and schemes for promotion of screen readers
  • Technological advancements in the field of screen readers
  • Growing demand from small and medium businesses

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Screen Reader Market Research Report

By Type

Cloud-based, Web-based

By Application

Blind and Visually Impaired, Illiterate, Learning Disability

By Companies

Freedom Scientific, Microsoft, Apple, Amedia Corporation, Dolphin Computer Access, Access Ingenuity, Essilor (Humanware), VisioBraille GmbH (BAUM Retec), Cambium Learning Group (Kurzweil Educational Systems), LVI Low Vision International, Kochi System Development, Lingit (Lingspeak), Serotek, Upward Spiral Software (TalkButton), Ezhermatic SA de CV

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Screen Reader Market Report Segments:

The global Screen Reader market is segmented on the basis of:


Cloud-based, Web-based

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Blind and Visually Impaired, Illiterate, Learning Disability

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Freedom Scientific
  2. Microsoft
  3. Apple
  4. Amedia Corporation
  5. Dolphin Computer Access
  6. Access Ingenuity
  7. Essilor (Humanware)
  8. VisioBraille GmbH (BAUM Retec)
  9. Cambium Learning Group (Kurzweil Educational Systems)
  10. LVI Low Vision International
  11. Kochi System Development
  12. Lingit (Lingspeak)
  13. Serotek
  14. Upward Spiral Software (TalkButton)
  15. Ezhermatic SA de CV

Global Screen Reader Market Overview

Highlights of The Screen Reader Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Cloud-based
    2. Web-based
  1. By Application:

    1. Blind and Visually Impaired
    2. Illiterate
    3. Learning Disability
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Screen Reader Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Screen Reader Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Screen Reader is a software that reads aloud text on a computer screen. It can be used to read web pages, email, and other documents.

Some of the key players operating in the screen reader market are Freedom Scientific, Microsoft, Apple, Amedia Corporation, Dolphin Computer Access, Access Ingenuity, Essilor (Humanware), VisioBraille GmbH (BAUM Retec), Cambium Learning Group (Kurzweil Educational Systems), LVI Low Vision International, Kochi System Development, Lingit (Lingspeak), Serotek, Upward Spiral Software (TalkButton), Ezhermatic SA de CV.

The screen reader market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Screen Reader Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Screen Reader Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Screen Reader Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Screen Reader Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Screen Reader Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Screen Reader Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Screen Reader Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Cloud-based
      5.3.2. Web-based
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      6.3.2. Illiterate
      6.3.3. Learning Disability
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Screen Reader Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      9.4.2. Illiterate
      9.4.3. Learning Disability
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Cloud-based
      9.7.2. Web-based
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Screen Reader Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      10.4.2. Illiterate
      10.4.3. Learning Disability
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Cloud-based
      10.7.2. Web-based
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Screen Reader Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      11.4.2. Illiterate
      11.4.3. Learning Disability
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Cloud-based
      11.7.2. Web-based
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Screen Reader Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      12.4.2. Illiterate
      12.4.3. Learning Disability
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Cloud-based
      12.7.2. Web-based
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Screen Reader Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Screen Reader Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Blind and Visually Impaired
      13.4.2. Illiterate
      13.4.3. Learning Disability
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Screen Reader Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Cloud-based
      13.7.2. Web-based
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Screen Reader Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Screen Reader Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Screen Reader Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Screen Reader Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Freedom Scientific Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Microsoft Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Apple Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Amedia Corporation Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Dolphin Computer Access Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Access Ingenuity Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Essilor (Humanware) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. VisioBraille GmbH (BAUM Retec) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Cambium Learning Group (Kurzweil Educational Systems) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. LVI Low Vision International Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Kochi System Development Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Lingit (Lingspeak) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Serotek Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Upward Spiral Software (TalkButton) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. Ezhermatic SA de CV Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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