Be My Eyes

 In #zerobarriers, Motivational Monday
A man is holding a smartphone in-front of his eyes. On the screen of the phone is a photo of someone's eyes. The eyes seem to match up with the man's face. Photo credit:

Be My Eyes uses sighted volunteers and staff to assist people with visual impairments. Photo credit:







Last week we talked about assistive technology that helps people with visual impairments to navigate the world around them.  This week I want to share an app that has been around for a while, called Be My Eyes. Recently Disability Viewpoints shared this story.  The app works by using a network of volunteers and workers who are alerted via the app when someone needs another set of eyes to help with a problem or describe something to them. Check out this video on You-tube.  The best thing about this app is that anyone can help.  The world is a better place when we help each other.

Pam from Freedom Resource Center holding a chalk board with the word 'Independence' written on it.

Independence is people helping people to live their best life. Freedom Resource Center.


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