Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes

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Summary

Be My Eyes is a free app for iOS or Android devices that is designed to connect persons with vision impairment to sighted volunteers who also use the app to assist the caller with visual problem-solving. 

From the website: "Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Be My Eyes’ goal is to make the world more accessible to people who are blind or have a low level of vision. We couldn’t do this without the help and dedication of our community."

 

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Listing type: 
Product or Service
Filed as: 
Websites or Apps, Service providers
Key words: 
low vision app, low vision assistance app, vision impairment, seeing assistance