Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.
More than 2,000,000 volunteers from all over the world have signed up to the app to assist blind and low-vision users.
Be My Eyes users can request assistance in over 180 languages and every day, volunteers sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together.
The premise is very simple. If someone who is blind or low vision needs help from a sighted person, they simply put out a call. A sighted volunteer answers the video call and lends their eyes to help solve the problem. It could be as simple as checking an expiry date, reading an instruction, or answering a simple question like, ‘which is the red button?’ or ‘what colour shoes go with this dress I’m wearing?’
In these simple little ways this app and its many volunteers can make a big difference in the everyday lives of others.
It’s free to download on iOS and Android here