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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Sight through the phone

Be My Eyes app offers vision for blind and low-vision people.


February 11, 2021

Courtesy Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes was founded by Hans Jørgen Wiberg, a Danish furniture designer, in 2012. Today, there are more than four million volunteers waiting to help.

As part of my new year’s resolution, I have decided to focus on small ways to make a big difference. The pandemic has made it difficult to help out in-person, so I was thrilled when I found the Be My Eyes app.

A volunteer service launched in 2015, Be My Eyes, connects blind and low-vision individuals with ‘seeing’ individuals when a little extra vision is needed. The app is accessible in more than 150 countries worldwide and over 180 languages.

The app makes it easy to volunteer; just your name and an email are needed to register. After a quick tutorial, you are ready to start and pl...

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