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

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February 6, 2023

NLS Opens Doors

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, or NLS, offers free audio and braille reading materials to people who are blind or who have low vision.
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December 4, 2022

Guide Dogs Australia Joins Be My Eyes

Please help us welcome the first Australia-based organization providing live video support through Specialized Help and Genesys Cloud CX™ ‍
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November 28, 2022

State of Ohio Offers Accessible COVID-19 Testing Support through Be My Eyes

Ohio residents can now call a state-sponsored support line through Be My Eyes to receive assistance with at-home COVID-19 testing.
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November 15, 2022

6 ways to make fall activities accessible with Be My Eyes

Autumn is upon us, and for most people that means cooler weather, as we transition from summer to winter. As you create your perfect autumn bucket list, let us suggest some autumn activities that are accessible for visually impaired people!
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October 12, 2022

Vote.org joins Be My Eyes to Support Visually Impaired Americans in 2022 Midterms

Vote.org’s tools are once again joining Be My Eyes Specialized Help, with nonpartisan Vote.org volunteers on call to help blind and low-vision citizens register for the upcoming US Midterm Election by visiting Vote.org.
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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.
Banner with text: “2021 Audio Description Awards Gala November 18 7:30PM ET - Brought to you by The American Council of the Blind.”
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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.
Be My Eyes celebrates five million Be My Eyes volunteers
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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.
June 16, 2021

Be My Eyes Wins an Apple Design Award

Be My Eyes is Apple’s 2021 Winner for Social Impact.
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.
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.
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 24, 2021

Your Driver Isn’t Waiting: How People with Disabilities Get Left Behind

Ride-sharing and delivery services prohibit drivers from refusing to serve people with disabilities, but many are still doing it (by accident) every day.
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.