On January 15th 2015, the Be My Eyes app was launched. It’s been 5 amazing years, and we look forward to many to come. Thank you for being part of the journey!
The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition is awarded annually to three blind individuals to carry out a dream project. Applications for the 2020 Holman Prize are now open – here’s how to apply.
We put together an extensive list of all our favorite ways blind and low vision users are utilizing our app in daily life. Feel free to try one – or all – of these out for yourself!
An Irish woman teaching Primary School in Brazil, Emma finds her joy in helping others, traveling, and writing books that help children deal with mental health – and answering Be My Eyes calls always gives her a fascinating new experience.Read or listen to Emma’s Story
Do you want to know more about how it’s like to navigate a busy city as a white cane user? Amy Kavanagh documents her daily experiences commuting around London on her Twitter profile @BlondeHistorian and on her blog Cane Adventures. Her experiences has led her to create the #JustAskDontGrab campaign to educate people on how to offer assistance to a disabled individual. She has also used her voice to create awareness of the issues that dockless bikes create for people with a disability. Amy gives an excellent view of both her positive and less positive experiences she has as a disabled woman in the big city. Check her out on Twitter or on her blog!
Jan 29, 2020 by Unilad:
Blind Man Able To Find His Father’s Grave Thanks To Stranger On Video Chat
“What really surprised me, and it’s amazing, when you make a Be My Eyes call, you may get an answer from anywhere in the world.”
– Fernando, Blind user from Chile.
“I’m just anxiously awaiting my next call from Be My Eyes, and I’m excited to get connected with more people through the app.”
– Lizzie, Volunteer from USA.
“Sometimes, a Be My Eyes call makes the days better. It’s nice to have solidarity between human beings.”
– Gil, Low-vision user from Israel.
That’s all we had for you for this first checkin of 2020, we’ll be back next month with the latest news. Until then, remember that you can stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Bye for now!
The Be My Eyes Team.
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