Be My Eyes

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Be My Eyes is an app that enables you to lead a more independent life by giving you access to a network of sighted volunteers. By the tap of a button, you can get connected to a sighted volunteer, who is ready to provide you with visual assistance for the task at hand. You can request assistance at any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.

With the addition of our Specialized Help feature, it is now possible for you to receive assistance from company representatives as well, who can provide you with specialized assistance with their product or service.

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There are many situations where a pair of friendly eyes can be helpful. Be My Eyes is used to solve a wide range of daily tasks, and people are always coming up with creative ways to use the app.

Here are 10 common ways people are using Be My Eyes:

  1. Finding lost or dropped items 
    For example: Where is the earring back I dropped on the bathroom floor? Where did I put that sports cap?
  2. Describing pictures, paintings or other pieces of artwork 
    For example: What does this sculpture depict? What are the colors or mood of this painting?
  3. Matching or explaining colors 
    For example: Does this shirt match my jacket? Which pair of shoes are the black ones?
  4. Reading labels on household products
    For example: Is this window or bathroom cleaner? Shampoo or conditioner?
  5. Reading on computer screens if websites are inaccessible or screen readers are not available
    For example: My laptop restarted unexpectedly – can you walk me through the login screen?
  6. Shopping in supermarkets 
    For example: Which kind of crackers am I buying?
  7. Identifying the expiration date on perishable food packages
    For example: Is this milk still good? What is the expiration date of my bread?
  8. Familiarizing yourself with new places 
    For example: Is this the street I’m looking for? Where is the power outlet in this hotel room?
  9. Distinguishing between food items 
    For example: Black beans or green beans? Paprika or Cayenne?
  10. Finding out when public transportation (buses, trains, etc.) are departing or arriving
    For example: How many minutes does the screen say I have until the next train arrives?