Be My Eyes App is changing the lives of visually impaired community.
what is this app and how does it work?
The mind behind this App is a 50 year old Danish guy called Jorgen Wiberg, the App is designed to use the camera on your phone so if you are a visually impaired person, all you need to do is download the app from appstore or google play and then when you need help, you just open the app and call.
You will be connected to a volunteer who will be able to assist you.
Well, since I am a volunteer, I will be covering the aspect of the app from a volunteer point of view.
I first heard about this App from a radio interview that was done with Mr Wiberg, I could’t believe it, I could’t believe that there is such an app so I went on my app store and searched Be My Eyes and sure enough it was there.
So I downloaded the app and I was very surprised to see that there are more than 1.7 million volunteers who had downloaded the app already.
The beauty of this app, is that it gives the visually impaired people confidence and courage to ask for help, because the chances of getting the same volunteer are very slim, so you can call as many times as you need to because you will get a different person each time.
The only problem is that there are not many visually impaired people using this technology and so my reason for writing this post is to spread the word among our visually impaired brothers and sisters so they can take advantage of this app and make their lives a little easier.
So if you know someone who can benefit from this app, please let them know, and if you would like to join the volunteer community please do so by downloading the app.
what kind of help does a volunteer provide?
It could actually be anything, from helping someone know the expiring date on a bottle of milk to helping someone find coffee, or help someone find shampoo and conditioner or find a tin of tomatoes. It could be anything, things that we take for granted.
The last call I got was from a guy in Russia who wanted me to read his temperature on his air con in his house. that was few weeks ago and I haven’t received any call since then. which means as a volunteer, you don’t really get many calls because as I said there are many of us.
Spread the news
Please share this post with your friends, and lets make this world a better place one little good deed at a time. If you would like to learn more search Be My Eyes on Youtube or visit the be my eyes website https://www.bemyeyes.com/
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