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Guide Dogs for the Blind has helped to provide independence for countless individuals for nearly 80 years — and we’re happy to now be working together towards that common goal.
One of the largest civic engagement nonprofits of its kind, Vote.org’s tools are now part of Be My Eyes Specialized Help, with nonpartisan Vote.org representatives on call to help blind and low-vision citizens register for the upcoming US Election by visiting Vote.org.
Blind organizations in Denmark, Nepal, and South Africa join Be My Eyes Specialized Help to offer a new way to connect for their members.
Many people think that visual assistance through Be My Eyes is just for people who are blind and visually impaired. But the truth is anyone experiencing difficulties with their sight can reach out for visual assistance.
Abdullah thought it would be impossible to revive a bricked Android phone through Be My Eyes. But the right volunteer made the impossible possible.Read or listen to Abdullah’s Story
“I appreciate the fact that the volunteers are willing to donate some time to help you do creative stuff. This is why Be My Eyes has become such an invaluable asset in my life - not only am I able to do the everyday regular stuff, but they’re also available and willing to spend a little bit of time enabling me to explore my creative side.”
– Wenwei, blind user from the USA.
“Be My Eyes is a very useful app and I think it's a very easy way to help people. If you don't have much time, you can just use your phone and answer the calls when you're free and within a few minutes you make someone else happy.”
– Daria, volunteer from Russia, living in Germany.
It has been a jam-packed month full of new partnerships and perspectives. We hope you enjoyed this month’s news, and that we’ll see you again next month. In the meantime, you can keep up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Until next time!
The Be My Eyes Team.
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