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September 2020
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

Four guide dogs sitting on a line in their harnesses.

Guide Dogs for the Blind joins Be My Eyes!

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.

Vote.org logo.

Vote.org joins Be My Eyes to Support Visually Impaired Americans in 2020

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.

Logos of NAWB, SANCB, Synscentralen and Nota.

Welcoming New Local Blind Organizations to Specialized Help

Blind organizations in Denmark, Nepal, and South Africa join Be My Eyes Specialized Help to offer a new way to connect for their members.

Blind user distinguishing colors of three t-shirts in a Be My Eyes call.

Can Be My Eyes Help People who are Color Blind?

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.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Abdullah’s story on Youtube.

Abdullah’s Story: Getting Tech Support in Pakistan

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

What People are Saying

“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.

Help us make Be My Eyes better!

We need your help! If there are any organizations or businesses that you would like to contact directly through Be My Eyes, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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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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