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June 2020
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

The Siri soundwave with the text 'Siri Shortcuts'.

There’s a New Way to Use Siri with Be My Eyes

You can now customize your Siri shortcuts to make Be My Eyes calls easier.

Blindfolded runner with a sighted guide along with the logo of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.

Be My Eyes In Brasil: Announcing Our Partnership with the Brazilian Paralympic Committee

The Tokyo Paralympics may not be for another year — but thanks to our new partner, visually impaired users can stay active and healthy while we wait!

The logos of UICI and ITVI on a blue background.

New Local Organizations in India and Italy on Specialized Help

We are adding two additional local associations to Specialized Help; Give a warm welcome to InfoTech for Visually Impaired from India and UICI from Italy!

A selection of complexion makeup, brushes and sponges.

How Technology Can Make the Beauty Industry Accessible

Is it possible for an industry based on physical appearance to be accessible to people with vision impairments?

Two Sony Playstation controllers.

Accessible Gaming: The New Norm?

The first AAA video game built from the ground up with blind accessibility in mind just came out, and it certainly won’t be the last.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Bryan’s Story on Youtube.

Bryan’s Story: Audio Describing One World: Together At Home

During the Global Citizen One World: Together At Home, Bryan was taking calls from blind and low-vision viewers through Be My Eyes to audio describe the event for them.

Read or listen to Bryan’s Story

What People are Saying

“Be My Eyes just has been a life changer for me. I don't have to rely on my mom. For the longest time, I was frustrated about having to do that all the time and now I don't have to.”

– Stephen, Blind user from USA.

“It’s such a simple, yet revolutionary idea. The thought of just helping someone with something so small, like I don’t have to commit to many hours a week, or I don’t have a certain number of hours I have to complete, it’s just something I can do regularly.”

– Nawaal, Volunteer from Pakistan.

That’s all we have for you this month. As always, we’ll be back in July with the latest updates. If you can’t wait that long, remember that you can stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time!
The Be My Eyes Team.

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