Blog

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

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.
October 2, 2020

How Be My Eyes Can Help People with Dyslexia

Be My Eyes is not just for people who are blind or have low vision - people with varying degrees of Dyslexia can also benefit from Be My Eyes to get assistance with deciphering words and sentences as well as spell checks.
October 1, 2020

Watch TV Together: Spectrum Access App is a Leap Forward for Entertainment Accessibility

The free iOS app allows the user to access audio description, captions, and other accessibility content independently.
September 28, 2020

Welcoming New Local Blind Organizations to Specialized Help

Blind organizations in Denmark, Nepal, and South Africa join Be My Eyes Specialized Help to offer a new way to connect for their members.
September 24, 2020

Vote.org joins Be My Eyes to Support Visually Impaired Americans in 2020

One of the largest civic engagement nonprofits of its kind, Vote.org’s tools are now part of Be My Eyes Specialized Help, with nonpartisan Vote.org representatives on call to help blind and low-vision citizens register for the upcoming US Election by visiting Vote.org.
September 14, 2020

Guide Dogs for the Blind joins Be My Eyes!

Guide Dogs for the Blind has helped to provide independence for countless individuals for nearly 80 years — and we’re happy to now be working together towards that common goal.
September 4, 2020

How do blind people read? Be My Eyes celebrates ‘Read a Book Day’

Sunday is National Read a Book Day, and September 8th is International Literacy Day — so to celebrate, here are the Top Five reads from the Be My Eyes team along with where to access them.
September 4, 2020

Can Be My Eyes Help People who are Color Blind?

Many people think that visual assistance through Be My Eyes is just for people who are blind and visually impaired. But the truth is anyone experiencing difficulties with their sight can reach out for visual assistance.