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May 2020
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 21st was the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day used to raise awareness about accessibility in general and how it can be improved. Check out all the initiatives Be My Eyes was involved in to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

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Accessibility Is…

Accessibility is something everyone will need at some point in their lives. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day we asked key figures and members of our community to define what accessibility means for them.

Lighthouse's profile on Be My Eyes Specialized Help.

NEW: Welcome to Lighthouse San Francisco!

In last month’s newsletter, we announced that Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco was going to be joining us as a Specialized Help partner. From May 5th, users from the US have been able to connect with the advisors from Lighthouse through Be My Eyes.


The Be My Eyes Podcast

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20 May 2020

Can Blindness be Funny? - Featuring Amir Rahimi, Comedian.

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5 May 2020

She Didn’t Know She Was Blind - Featuring Caroline Casey, Founder of the Valuable 500.

13 Letters

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Photo of Global Accessibility Awareness Day founders, Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon along with the 13 Letters Podcast logo.

21 May 2020

Global Accessibility Action Everyday - Featuring Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, Founders of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Photo of Sumaira Latif along with the 13 Letters Podcast logo.

14 May 2020

Household Names - Featuring Sumaira Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at P&G.

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7 May 2020

First to the Party - Featuring Victor Tsaran, Technical Program Manager of Accessibility at Google.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Daria’s Story on YouTube.

Daria’s Story: From Volunteer during the Refugee Crisis to Be My Eyes Volunteer

After volunteering during the refugee crisis, Daria learned the importance of making a difference through volunteering.

Read or listen to Daria’s Story

What People are Saying

“Thank you to the volunteers who selflessly sacrifice their time to help people who are blind be able to overcome not being able to see at all, or if they're visually impaired for having some lack of sight.”

– Bryce, Blind user from USA.

“This app is the one. It's the one to help so many impaired people in our communities. I am so happy that I'm part of it.”

– Belinda, Volunteer from Ghana.

We hope that things are starting to light up after a challenging time. Remember that the Be My Eyes Community will always be there if you need a little support. You can always stay up to date with the community by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time!
The Be My Eyes Team.

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