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Be My Eyes – App to help visually impaired people

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-26 09:15

About the solution

The idea came up following a discussion with blind friends who used the iPhone feature Face Time to get help from sighted people. However they also commented that they had to ensure their friends were free to give advice at the time.

Over 100,000 volunteers have signed up through the app to provide their services for blind users. Recent press coverage across the globe has seen the app become one of the fastest growing of its kind

“It's my hope that by helping each other as an online community, Be My Eyes will make a big difference in the everyday lives of blind people all over the world”, said Hans.

Adapted from: http://www.bespoken.me/forum/topics/top-3-apps-to-watch-out-for-in-2015

More info: http://www.bemyeyes.org/

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About the author

Hans Jørgen Wiberg, born in Denmark, in 1965, suffers from tunnel vision. He is the co-funder of BeMyEyes, a company that produces a mobile app designed to help those who are blind or visually impaired by connecting them with sighted helpers. To do this the user makes a video-call to volunteer who would then be able to assist with their task. Examples of use could be navigating a new area or simply just reading a label at a supermarket.

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