‘Be My Eyes’ Remotely Connects Visually Impaired People With Sighted Volunteers to Help With Tasks

Be My Eyes is an app that remotely connects visually impaired people with sighted volunteers who can help them with daily tasks through a simple video call.

Through a direct video call the app gives blind people the opportunity to ask a sighted volunteer for help, for tasks that require normal vision. The blind person “lends” the helper’s eyes all through his or her smartphone. The sighted helper is able to see and describe what the blind person is showing the sighted helper by filming with the video camera in the smartphone. That way, by working together they are able to solve the problem that the blind person is facing.

How It Works

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Eyes to the Blind Milk

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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