It’s the little things in life that matter most, like making sure you are taking the right medication, making sure your shoes match or even just navigating a TV menu.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to do these tasks alone.
That’s where “Be My Eyes” steps in.
It’s a free mobile app with the goal of making the world more accessible for blind and low vision people.
Here’s how it works:
- Anyone age 17 or older can sign up as a user or volunteer.
- Video calls are then connected based on your time zone and language and you’ll receive a push alert if you get a call.
- Once you’ve answered the call, a live one-way video, two-way audio call starts, allowing the volunteers to see what’s in front of the user’s camera and provide verbal support.
The tasks are usually completed in just a few minutes but if you’re busy, there’s no need to answer -- someone else will get it.
As of right now, hundreds of thousands of blind users signed up and millions of volunteers.
If you decide to sign up as a volunteer, just know that it might be a while before you actually receive a call for help.
You can download the app right now on the Apple or Google play store.