- Posted July 30, 2018
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes isn’t the “traditional” non-profit I usually focus on each month, in fact I don’t think they are a non-profit. However they have an amazing mission and in my opinion could have a positive impact on anyone – either through becoming a volunteer or using their service.
Who They Are
Rather than try to paraphrase or describe what Be My Eyes does, I’ve copied what I believe to be the key information straight from their website. “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for the blind and visually impaired.” This app is available for Apple (iOS) and Android devices – Android’s version was released in 2017.
What They Do
Put simply, they partner visually impaired individuals with those who do not have an impairment, via an app on their smartphones. The app does NOT place a limit on how much you can use it, and according to their website the service will “always” be free. The app matches individuals with volunteers based on language and time zone, ensuring there should not be any times a volunteer is not available.
What Else Should I Know
I encourage anyone interested in learning more to start with the TED talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfeLJxCSLC0) and then visit the website. They offer a very comprehensive FAQ section for both users and volunteers.
I am not an employee of Be My Eyes; and any errors noted are my own. If I have misrepresented, or misstated anything please provide constructive feedback so I may make the appropriate change(s). All opinions and views are my own.