Be My Eyes is an iphone app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat. Through a direct video call the app gives blind people the opportunity to ask a sighted volunteer for help, for tasks that requires normal vision. The blind person ‘borrows’ the helper’s eyes all through his or her smartphone. The sighted helper is able to see and describe what the blind person is showing the sighted helper by filming with the video camera in the smartphone. That way, by working together they are able to solve the problem that the blind person is facing.
When someone needs help, a number of volunteers are notified. There’s no obligation to answer the call and if it is rejected then more volunteers will be notified until a match is found.
Donate your eyes today, and help a blind person with everyday things that sighted people take for granted.