Bringing Sight to People Who Happen to be Blind and Low-Vision – Meet the Be My Eyes Team. #NFB19


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Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities sat down with Christian, Alexander and Will from the Be My Eyes Team. From the latest news about Specialized help and announcing the new Be My Eyes Podcast, the Be My Eyes team talk about experiences and uses of the Free Be My Eyes App and the growing number of users and volunteers in the Be My Eyes community. 2.5 million volunteers World Wide and over 140,000 Be My Eyes users. With 24/7 capabilities and Specialized help, Be My Eyes is impacting the lives of sighted volunteers and Blind/Visually Impaired users in more ways than ever imagined. The Be My Eyes Stories are available in the App and you can learn about experiences, and the people making Be My Eyes what it is today.

We included some of these stories in this podcast and if you want to check out more of the stories and give Be My Eyes a try or become a volunteer or want to suggest a Specialized Help partner,, download the Free Be My Eyes app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

To find out more about Be My Eyes, check them out on the web at

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