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In this month’s edition: Webinar for blind diabetics, using rideshare apps, and at-home COVID tests. Read it online or as a plain text.

February 2021
Be My Eyes Newsletter

News & Updates

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Watch our Webinar: Talking Glucose Meters for Blind and Low-vision Diabetics

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!

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Your Driver Isn’t Waiting: How People with Disabilities Get Left Behind

Ride-sharing and delivery services prohibit drivers from refusing to serve people with disabilities, but many are still doing it (by accident) every day.

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Now available through Accessible Pharmacy: At-home COVID tests

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).

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Be My Eyes on Pocket

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.

Featured Story of the Month

Watch Parham's story on Youtube.

Parham’s Story: Getting Settled in a New Country with Be My Eyes

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

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What People are Saying

“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.

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We need your help! If there are any organizations or businesses that you would like to contact directly through Be My Eyes, let us know!

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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.

Best wishes!
The Be My Eyes Team.

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