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

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May 23, 2023

Be My Eyes celebrates 500,000 people who are blind or have low vision joining the community!

Over 500,000 blind and low-vision people have now signed up to get visual assistance through Be My Eyes.
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May 18, 2023

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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May 17, 2023

Sky Ireland officially joins Be My Eyes Specialized Help

Our community in Ireland can now reach out to a Sky Ireland representative to get real time video assistance with Sky Ireland products and services.
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May 2, 2023

Four Leading Brands and The National Federation of the Blind Join Be My Eyes’ Virtual Volunteer Corporate Beta Test

We’re excited to announce that Hilton, Microsoft, P&G, Sony, and The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) have joined our Virtual Volunteer™ beta test.
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May 1, 2023


Sony partners with Be My Eyes and joins Virtual Volunteer Beta Test to further improve accessibility of its products.
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April 4, 2023

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble joins the Virtual Volunteer beta to further improve accessibility of its products.
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April 4, 2023


Hilton participates in Virtual Volunteer™ beta test.
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April 4, 2023


NFB officially joins Be My Eyes’ Virtual Volunteer Beta to further expand its offering for the blind and low-vision community.
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April 4, 2023


Microsoft joins Be My Eyes Virtual Volunteer beta to take accessibility of its products to the next level.
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March 14, 2023

Introducing Our Virtual Volunteer Tool for People who are Blind or Have Low Vision, Powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4

We are thrilled to announce Be My Eyes Virtual Volunteer™, the first-ever digital visual assistant powered by OpenAI’s new GPT-4 language model.
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March 2, 2023

How to get assistance with Sony products on Be My Eyes

Blind and low vision users based in Europe can get in contact with a Sony representative to receive real time video assistance through the Be My Eyes app about assistive tools or accessibility features within Sony’s products.
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February 22, 2023

Avanti West Coast joins forces with Be My Eyes to make transportation more accessible

All blind and low vision users in the UK can now contact an Avanti West Coast representative to get real time assistance with their trip on the West Coast Main Line!
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February 14, 2023

APH ConnectCenter is officially available on Be My Eyes Specialized Help!

Be My Eyes members in the US can now reach out to an APH ConnectCenter representative to get career guidance, learn more about their services and get curated information and resources about blindness and 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.
October 12, 2022 joins Be My Eyes to Support Visually Impaired Americans in 2022 Midterms’s tools are once again joining Be My Eyes Specialized Help, with nonpartisan volunteers on call to help blind and low-vision citizens register for the upcoming US Midterm Election by visiting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 5, 2021

What Would You Do with 5 Million Volunteers?

Be My Eyes hits a major milestone.
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 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.
June 16, 2021

Be My Eyes Wins an Apple Design Award

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