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In this month’s edition: Six years of Be My Eyes & Holman Prize 2021. Read it online or as a plain text.

January 2021
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

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Six Years of Be My Eyes

This month, the Be My Eyes Community celebrated its 6th birthday. But do you know how the community got to where it is today?

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Applications for the 2021 LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco’s Holman Prize are now open

Apply for the Holman Prize with an innovative idea for your chance to win $25,000.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Chong Chan Yau’s story on Youtube.

A Flexible Volunteer Opportunity Abroad

When Lynn moved from Germany to the UK, she was looking for a volunteer opportunity. But a busy schedule and covid restrictions made the opportunities limited. Be My Eyes turned out to be the perfect, flexible fit.

Read or listen to Lynn’s Story

What People are Saying

“The volunteers are the enablers. I love it. I love hearing random people's voices, and I wish that I could give them a gift over the phone.”

– Aspen, blind user from the USA.

“Be My Eyes really gave me perspective and a tangible experience of why this is so important to empower the low-vision/blind community to be as independent as they possibly can be, and to do it at no cost because of awesome partners is just really an amazing thing.”

– Bryan, volunteer from the USA.

“We work to the best of everything. We try not to ask for change. But there are of course issues like we need the equipment to read print, just as sighted people need a pen.”

– Chan Yau, blind user and CEO at CarbonCare InnoLab.

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We hope that you had a safe entry into 2021 and that this year will be full of growth, happiness and opportunities. We’ll be back with the latest news next month. Remember that in the meantime, 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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