Big Data Insights

Powerful Data Insights that Advance the Vision Loss Field

Aging and Vision Loss – Big Data Project Reports

VisionServe Alliance, the Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition ( AVLNC) And The Ohio State University College Of Optometry Provide Groundbreaking Data On The Rate Of Blindness And Low Vision Among People Over 65.

The Big Data Report Project

The Big Data Project reports are the only studies that, in one document, provide comprehensive descriptions of older people with vision impairment at the national, state, and county levels. Data sets included in the project are the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

In addition to the National Big Data Report, 30+ page state reports have already been published for many states, with added state reports coming soon. See the links below for the National and published state reports.

Policymakers and advocates can use Big Data Project briefings to develop programs designed to improve the lives of older people with vision loss.

Report data provides a powerful tool for agency and organizational leadership and their development and marketing teams to quantify state and local needs and strengthen funding outreach by employing powerful statistics and current needs-based data.

Click here to learn more about the methodology behind our Big Data reports.

View the Published Big Data Reports

Access our national report and state reports for Adults aged 65+ published to date (below). Additional state reports will be published soon. Big Data Reports are also now available for Working-Age Adults (aged 18-64)

Download The Reports

To download the Big Data reports, you must be a VisionServe Alliance member or board member, or register for access to download a report. Click here to learn more about the methodology behind our Big Data reports. Contact Helen Chapman with any questions.

Big Data Webinar

Watch this Big Data webinar to learn more about these crucial reports and review Big Data Project national and state reports below that have been published to date.

Big Data Reports are also now available for Working-Age Adults (aged 18-64)

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Importance of the Big Data Project!

“We’ve been talking about needing data for years. Those of us who have been serving in this field know anecdotally how large this population is, but we’ve never had this specific data to back up what we were saying. One of the biggest challenges in providing services to the low vision community is a lack of funding that ties to a lack of data.”

Lauren Branch, President & CEO
NewView Oklahoma

“New York’s Big Data Report helps to frame issues and critical needs and was shared with the New York State Office of the Governor, the New York State Commission for the Blind, the New York State Chief Disability Officer, the New York State Department of Health, and the New York City Department for the Aging. New York uses the report to advocate for more state funding to serve the older blind population.”

Nancy D. Miller, Executive Director/CEO

“The Texas Big Data Report helps support the expansion of our Older Individuals Who are Blind program.  Stakeholders use the data for their organizations and to advocate for our OIB program and services.  The data was also a big highlight during presentations at the fall National Council of State Administrators for the Blind conference.”

Juanita Barker, Director
Office of Blind Services, Texas Workforce Commission