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The latest news and updates from Be My Eyes in one place.

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May 19, 2022

How to get Involved on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inclusion and accessibility. Here’s how you can get involved.
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April 15, 2022

10 Ways to Get Involved on Micro-Volunteering Day

From mapping vulnerable communities to giving career advice to young individuals and writing uplifting letters - there are plenty of ways to get involved through micro- and virtual volunteering.
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April 7, 2022

10 Tips for Making your Social Media Posts Accessible to Everyone

Have you considered whether your social media posts are accessible for people who are blind or have low vision? Here are 10 tips that will help you make sure your posts are accessible.
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March 21, 2022

How Be My Eyes is Improving Customer Support for Everyone

Gone are the days with inefficient traditional customer support platforms - we have entered a new era of customer support through live video.
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December 21, 2021

A Look Back on 2021

The year of 2021 was a big one for Be My Eyes. Here’s a look back on the past year.
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December 20, 2021

New Feature: Easily share Specialized Help with Public Profile links

Easily access or share Specialized Help profiles with the new public profiles.
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December 14, 2021

10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes for Colors

Identifying colors is not just black and white, but more like fifty shades of grey, blue and pink! Luckily, there are many ways that the Be My Eyes volunteers can help you live a colorful life.
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November 17, 2021

Watch as Hollywood, Tech and Community Leaders Come Together for the 2021 Audio Description Awards Gala

On Thursday, November 18, the entertainment industry will join the blind community to honor the past, present and future of audio description.
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August 5, 2021

What Would You Do with 5 Million Volunteers?

Be My Eyes hits a major milestone.
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July 23, 2021

Barilla becomes first Food Company to Support the Blind Community with Be My Eyes

Our newest Specialized Help partner is here to provide support for home cooks, including help with pasta, sauce and shopping for the perfect meal.
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June 29, 2021

Eyemart Express Joins the Be My Eyes Community

As the newest Be My Eyes Corporate Volunteering partner, Eyemart Express is taking a step further in improving people’s lives by helping them see better.
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June 16, 2021

Be My Eyes Wins an Apple Design Award

Be My Eyes is Apple’s 2021 Winner for Social Impact.
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May 20, 2021

Welcoming LinkedIn to Be My Eyes

As the newest Specialized Help support provider, the LinkedIn Disability Answer Desk is now available on the Be My Eyes app, to support people in getting the most out of their professional network.
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April 1, 2021

Be My Eyes users in the UK can now receive support with at-home COVID tests

The UK Department of Health & Social Care have partnered with Be My Eyes to offer visual support with at-home COVID tests.
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March 12, 2021

Podcasts are Back - With a New Surprise

Our podcasts The Be My Eyes Podcast and 13 Letters are back for new seasons together with the newest member of our podcast family: Say My Meme.
February 15, 2021

Watch our Webinar: Talking Glucose Meters for Blind and Low-vision Diabetics

Did you miss our webinar with Accessible Pharmacy and Prodigy Diabetes Care on glucose meters for blind and low-vision diabetics? Don't worry - you can catch it right here!
February 9, 2021

Upcoming Webinar: Talking Glucose Meters for Blind and Low Vision Diabetics

Join us, together with Prodigy Diabetes Care and Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind to learn more about how to best manage your diabetes as a visually impaired individual.
January 25, 2021

Applications for the 2021 LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco’s Holman Prize are now open.

Apply for the Holman Prize with an innovative idea for your chance to win $25,000.
January 20, 2021

Six Years of Be My Eyes

In January 2021, the Be My Eyes Community celebrated its 6th birthday. But do you know how the community got to where it is today?
December 28, 2020

Hindsight is 2020: A Look Back on a Turbulent Year

Even though 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year for the whole world, we want to start 2021 off right by focusing on what we were able to accomplish together this year.
December 15, 2020

Meet InclusionHub, the Digital Inclusion Database

InclusionHub is a free online resource for diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion specialists everywhere – and Be My Eyes is joining as a founding partner.
December 10, 2020

How to Create a Case for Accessibility

Developing a case for accessibility entails measured steps that satisfy a host of concerns.
December 5, 2020

9 Tips to Becoming a Better Volunteer

Learn some tips directly from our community of over 260,000 blind and visually impaired users on how to be the most effective visual assistant.
December 3, 2020

Disabled During Lockdown: Some Helpful Things to Consider

Covid-19 regulations and guidelines can be extra complicated for many people with disabilities. On International Day of People with Disabilities, we’re asking our community to think twice before making assumptions
November 26, 2020

Hands-free, Eyes-free: Be My Eyes’ Recommend Accessories and Wearables, 2020

Our list of recommendations for accessories and wearables that allow for a hands-free Be My Eyes experience.
November 19, 2020

5 Ways to Help Your Company’s Visually Challenged Customers

Customers with vision challenges often require a specialized approach in how companies target customer service.
November 9, 2020

Accessible Pharmacy joins Be My Eyes

Two blind-founded companies are teaming up to assist blind and low vision consumers with medication support, COVID testing and more.
October 27, 2020

Blind organizations from Iceland and Slovakia are now available on Be My Eyes

In October, we welcomed two new local blind organizations to the Be My Eyes Community; Blindrafelagid from Iceland and UNSS from Slovakia.
October 8, 2020

How to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for Visually Impaired Employees

Making sure your workplace is inclusive for employees and possible employees who are blind or have low vision can seem like a daunting task. But it’s a lot more simple than it seems - it’s all about changing the culture and the way you think.