Volunteers all over the world are lending their eyes to strangers who are visually impaired. With the advancement in mobile phone app technologies comes some innovative ways for humans to help each other. Be My Eyes is one of those apps.
For people who suffer from visual impairment Be My Eyes is a free, simple tool that allows them to call on willing volunteers to help them with tasks.
Volunteers who want to help can download the app n their phones and make themselves available for requests. Tasks are usually completed in a few minutes and if you are busy, just ignore the notifications.
The app can be used to help with matching clothes, troubleshooting PC’s and electrical devices or even using appliances
Whether you need a pair of sharp eyes or have some sight to lend, Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to help people see the world better, together.
Be My Eyes connects people who are blind or have low vision with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to lend their eyesight for everyday tasks.
So this is how it works…
1. Anyone 17 or older may sign up as a visually impaired user or volunteer.
2. Calls are connected based on daytime timezone and language. Average wait time is about 15 seconds.
3. When a call is answered, a live one-way video (two-way audio) is initiated, allowing volunteers or company reps to see what’s in front of the user’s camera and provide verbal support.
The feedback from users is pretty good so far…
“Be My Eyes has made me feel so much more comfortable and secure knowing that if I should need sighted help, I’ll be able to get it.” – Diane, user from the USA
“It was just amazing that someone from the other side of the world could be in my kitchen and help me with something.” – Julia, user from the USA