200,000 blind and low-vision people have now signed up to get visual assistance through Be My Eyes, empowering them to live the lives they choose.
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Staying in ain’t so bad! Everyone’s home is slightly different, but one thing is certain: there are accessibility barriers in all of them. And now that we’re stuck inside for a while, to help you pass the time we’ve collected 10 indoor activities where a Be My Eyes volunteer can really come in handy.
26 March 2020
In this special episode of the Be My Eyes Podcast, Will dives into how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the blind community and shares helpful resources. He also has a chat with Be My Eyes Communications Officer, Cecilie Skou Andersen, about how Be My Eyes is dealing with the current situation, and what the world can learn from Denmark during these challenging times.
10 March 2020
In this episode, Will meets the 2019 Holman Prize winners Alieu Jeiteh, Mona Minkara, and Yuma Decaux to learn how curiosity and ambition are helping them to shape their communities for the better.
19 March 2020
Srin Madipalli joins Will and Cordelia on 13 Letters to talk about co-founding an accessibility startup and what it’s like to be acquired, his dreams at Airbnb, and the ‘accessible super city’ of the future.
12 March 2020
Lainey Feingold has worked as an attorney in the accessibility fields for more than 25 years and has made agreements with corporations that span from Bank of America to every team in Major League Baseball. Hear her talk about her career and approach on this episode of 13 Letters.
5 March 2020
Even though her CV is long, Sheri Byrne-Haber might be best known for her accessibility blog. On this episode of 13 Letters, Sheri talks about her blog, her work for one of the world’s biggest tech companies, as well as some of her previous work.
Blind since birth, Bryce believes that a disability shouldn’t be in the way of living your dream. That’s why he works every day to make sure that other people with disabilities can live their dreams.Read or listen to Bryce’s Story
“Be My Eyes has been such a huge freeing thing for me, and I can’t even say enough how much more independence that’s given me in college to say: “I have this piece of homework that I don’t have an accommodation made for”, and feeling like I can just pull out my phone and make that call was such a blessing to me.”
– Tatum, low-vision user from USA.
“I felt this real sense of happiness, of achievement. I haven't cured an illness or saved a life, but maybe for a couple of minutes, I got to brighten up somebody's special day a little bit.”
– Charley, Volunteer from UK.
Thank you for tuning in for this month’s newsletter. We hope that you are able to stay positive through these challenging times and take care of yourself and others. And remember that the Be My Eyes Community will always be there.
The Be My Eyes Team.
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