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In this month’s edition: Inclusive workplaces, new blind organizations and Be My Eyes for people with dyslexia. – Having trouble viewing this email? Read it online or as a plain text.

October 2020
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

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A Quarter Million

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!

Visually impaired woman using a brialle keyboard.

How to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for Visually Impaired Employees

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.

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Blind organizations from Iceland and Slovakia are now available on Be My Eyes

In October, we welcomed two new local blind organizations to the Be My Eyes Community; Blindrafelagid from Iceland and UNSS from Slovakia.

Dyslexia spelled out on a scrabble board

How Be My Eyes Can Help People with Dyslexia

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.

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Watch TV Together: Spectrum Access App is a Leap Forward for Entertainment Accessibility

The free iOS app allows the user to access audio description, captions, and other accessibility content independently.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Chong Chan Yau’s story on Youtube.

Chong Chan Yau’s Story: How A Blind CEO Builds a Strong Team

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

What People are Saying

“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.

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!

Request companies for Specialized Help

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.

Take care!
The Be My Eyes Team.

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