Bemyeyes


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Bemyeyes

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

Arabic / Bokmål / Catalan / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Estonian / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hindi / Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish / Vietnamese / Ukrainian / Urdu

Cost:

Free

Bemyeyes creates a live video connection between a visually-impaired person and a sighted volunteer when they need remote help.

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Languages

Arabic / Bokmål / Catalan / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Estonian / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hindi / Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish / Vietnamese / Ukrainian / Urdu

Countries of use

Any country where the supported languages are spoken.

Cost

Free

Developer

Hans Jorgen Wiberg, Christian Erfurt Hansen
(Based in Denmark)
http://www.bemyeyes.org

Funder

Primarily donation and crowd sourcing, including donations from Velux and charities Dansk Blindesamfund, Blindefonden

Medical Adviser

Hans Jorgen Wiberg, Christian Erfurt Hansen

Features

Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Summary

Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually-impaired people with sighted volunteer helpers from around the world via a live video connection.

Visually-impaired people can use the app to:
. Connect with a sighted volunteer
. Explain what they need the volunteer to look for or see
. Point the rear-facing camera on the phone towards what the   sighted volunteer needs to look at.

Typical day to day uses include:
. Finding things around the home
. Finding the right button to press on a washing machine
. Help adjusting home technology, like heating thermostats

The app currently supports around more than 32,000 visually-impaired people through a global network of around 450,000 sighted volunteers.


Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Bill Holton, American Foundation for the Blind
Review: “Be My Eyes is an extremely powerful platform whose time has come…My go-to resource for those times when greater independence can best be achieved by knowing when and how to ask for help.”
Source: http://bit.ly/2nhW91b
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/2nhNqfE
Reviewer: Vicky, visually-impaired person, Edinburgh
Review: “What Be My Eyes has enabled us to do is to feel even more independent…Little day to day things like matching up socks, finding out whether your food has passed its expiration date in your fridge…It has enabled us to ask for help in real time. We don’t have to wait until someone is around.”
Source: http://bbc.in/2nhVq0h
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bbc.in/2nhKmAe

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