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October has always been a special month for us. Important days like World Sight Day and White Cane Day culminates in a month full of blindness awareness. And this month we could also celebrate that 250,000 people have signed up to receive visual support through Be My Eyes! Everyday we’re amazed by the community we have built together - so congratulations to all of you for now being a quarter of a million strong!
Making sure your workplace is inclusive for employees and possible employees who are blind or have low vision can seem like a daunting task. But it’s a lot more simple than it seems - it’s all about changing the culture and the way you think.
In October, we welcomed two new local blind organizations to the Be My Eyes Community; Blindrafelagid from Iceland and UNSS from Slovakia.
Be My Eyes is not just for people who are blind or have low vision - people with varying degrees of Dyslexia can also benefit from Be My Eyes to get assistance with deciphering words and sentences as well as spell checks.
The free iOS app allows the user to access audio description, captions, and other accessibility content independently.
For CEO of CarbonCare Innolab Chong Chan Yau, making accommodations for each employee is a necessity for making sure they perform at their best - not just for employees with a disability, but for all employees.Read or listen to Chong Chan Yau’s Story
“Be My Eyes is a very wonderful tool for the blind. I would recommend it to anyone who needs visual assistance that is otherwise not readily available, and all of us blind people are in that situation, perhaps more often than we’d like to be.”
– Michal, blind user from the USA.
“I feel really good about being able to make this positive impact, however small it might seem on the world around me.”
– Charley, volunteer from the UK.
As these challenging times continue for us all, we manage to find comfort in the amazing community we’ve built together - we hope that you can do the same. Remember, you can get community updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And we’ll of course check in with the newest updates again next month.
The Be My Eyes Team.
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