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Did you miss our webinar with Accessible Pharmacy and Prodigy Diabetes Care on glucose meters for blind and low-vision diabetics? Don't worry - you can catch it right here!
Ride-sharing and delivery services prohibit drivers from refusing to serve people with disabilities, but many are still doing it (by accident) every day.
Our partner, Accessible Pharmacy, now offers at-home testing for COVID-19. Founded by a visually imapired entrepreneur, Accessible Pharmacy is made for people who are blind or have low vision with accessibility in mind. They even offer an accessible way to connect with their team through Be My Eyes Specialized Help. So give them a call to hear more about their COVID tests and other services, and even for guidance on how to properly take your test (United States only).
If you don’t know In Your Pocket, it’s an easy to use voice-controlled phone developed specifically for people with a vision impairment - and it even comes with a Be My Eyes integration. Check out In Your Pocket’s latest blog post about how previous Holman Prize winner Red Szell used Be My Eyes on his Pocket device to prepare his meal.
When Parham and his wife moved from Iran to the Netherlands, Be My Eyes played an important role in making a smooth transition and integrating into a new society.Read or listen to Parham’s Story
“Our differences are what make us all beautiful. We need to be seeking and embracing these diverse perspectives, putting them into what we're building in order to make truly accessible products for everyone.”
– Laura, low-vision user from USA and Accessibility Strategist at Google.
“I realized that life is more than consumption and going to work and having fun, but it's really essential that some people are really struggling and you have to do something about it.”
– Daria, volunteer from Russia / Germany.
“Be My Eyes is not just a network of volunteers. It's a network of people who care, a network of people who care all around the world and who are willing to use their unique talents.”
– Harrison, blind user from USA.
Thanks so much for tuning in for the February update. As always, we’ll be back with the latest next month. In the meantime, remember that you can stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Be My Eyes Team.
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