SAN FRANCISCO – Today, more than half a million volunteers have downloaded the iOS app to assist over 38,000 blind and low vision users. The Android version will grow these numbers substantially, granting even more blind and low vision users individuals access to free and unlimited visual assistance.
“We are proud to finally release Be My Eyes for Android and, with the help of our amazing volunteers, be able to provide assistance to even more blind and visually impaired people all over the world, at any time of the day. We have made sure to incorporate all our learnings from the successful iOS version into the Android app, to make sure that all of our users get the best possible experience when using Be My Eyes” says CEO of Be My Eyes, Christian Erfurt.
The iOS version has been well received and functions as a tool that helps blind and low vision people lead more independent lives. The launch of the Android version is a huge step for accessibility, as Be My Eyes will significantly expand its reach and impact on the lives of people who are blind or have a low level of vision. One of our current users says:
I use Be My Eyes on a daily basis - No app has altered my life as Be My Eyes. It just comforts me to know that there is an option, whenever I need assistance. – Amir, blind user from Iran
Be My Eyes is a completely free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers through a live video connection. The volunteers provide visual assistance for tasks such as reading labels, distinguishing household items, helping navigate in unfamiliar surroundings, and much more. The app harnesses the power of generosity, technology, and human connection to help blind and people with low vision lead more independent lives.
Be My Eyes is available on Android from 5th October 2017.
Alexander Hauerslev Jensen
Be My Eyes
+1 (415) 960-9070