Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through live video calls. It aims to make the world more accessible to people with visual impairments.
- 📱 Blind and low-vision access visual information with ease using their smartphone camera and requesting video support from volunteers or specialized help partners.
- 🤝 Volunteers simplify tasks for people with low vision, assisting them with various activities such as checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions, or navigating new surroundings.
- 🌍 Community: Be My Eyes fosters a community of blind and low-vision individuals, providing a platform to share stories, participate in blogs and podcasts, and support each other.
- 🏢 Business: Be My Eyes offers business solutions, including virtual volunteering for employees and video support tools for customer experience (CX) teams, promoting inclusivity and accessibility.
- 📞 Free and unlimited calls available day and night, ensuring immediate assistance for blind and low-vision users.
- 🔒 100% anonymous platform that protects the privacy of both blind and low-vision users and sighted volunteers.
- 🌎 Worldwide support, connecting individuals from around the globe to receive visual assistance.
- 📸 Instantaneous image-to-text generation through the Virtual Volunteer feature powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4, enabling quick identification, interpretation, and conversational visual assistance for various tasks.
- 📚 Solutions Center provides a range of business solutions to enhance inclusivity and accessibility for companies of all sizes.
- 📣 Fundraising initiatives, such as the GoFundMe campaign, aim to provide wearable devices to low-vision students and make the learning process easier.
- 🛍 Official merchandise available for purchase to support the sustainability and continuation of Be My Eyes as a free service.
- 🌍 Translation efforts seek to make the Be My Eyes app accessible in more languages, expanding its reach to users worldwide.