What's New

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

What's New

The latest news and updates from Be My Eyes in one place
October 17, 2019

How We Celebrated World Sight Day 2019

World Sight Day falls every year on the second Thursday of October. This year, we celebrated with Clearblue and Herbal Essences, who both had exciting announcements on the occasion of World Sight Day.
October 15, 2019

Be My Eyes Welcomes the National Federation of the Blind to Specialized Help

For the first time, Be My Eyes users can call another blind person on the app, with expert assistance.
October 14, 2019

Be My Eyes Has a New Look

After more than 4.5 years of the original Be My Eyes logo, it was time for a change! We have introduced a refreshing new Be My Eyes logo as well as a vibrant new color scheme across all our platforms.
September 26, 2019

Getting Creative with Be My Eyes

From taking up a new instrument or doing that DIY project you’ve wanted to do for so long, there are plenty of ways to get creative with the support of the Be My Eyes volunteers.
September 9, 2019

Pantene Partners with Be My Eyes to Provide Accessible Haircare Support

Blind and low-vision users in the United States can now connect with the Pantene team through Be My Eyes for support with Pantene products, info about ingredients and general hair care advice.
August 27, 2019

Back to School with Be My Eyes

Whether you’re going back or starting a new school, a new school year always brings around certain challenges. If you’re a blind or low-vision individual, Be My Eyes can be your right hand in making sure you or your kids get off to a great start.
July 16, 2019

Introducing The Be My Eyes Podcast

Our new show explores blindness, sight and the sometimes blurry in-between.
July 8, 2019

Clearblue now offers support with pregnancy and fertility tests through Be My Eyes

Being in control of your own body and the information about it is an important issue for most people, but it’s something that has been out of reach for many blind and low-vision women and couples when taking a pregnancy or fertility test. Be My Eyes and Clearblue join forces to give them back control.
June 28, 2019

Going Global: Our Favorite Accessibility Initiatives from Around the World

From accessible theatre experiences to cooking classes and donations of used smartphones. There are so many awesome accessibility initiatives for people with visual impairments and other disabilities around the world – so we’ve decided to share a few to spark your imagination.
June 27, 2019

Google is Going Global on Specialized Help!

Google’s Disability Support agents are now answering your video calls – worldwide.
May 30, 2019

Herbal Essences and Be My Eyes Join Forces to Make Hair Care More Accessible

Herbal Essences is already pioneering accessible hair care, by making their shampoo and conditioner bottles distinguishable by touch. Now, they are taking the next step by offering Be My Eyes users free, live video support from their hair care experts.
May 16, 2019

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019!

On this Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we want to ring the bell for accessible customer support. Together with four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking, Be My Eyes is working to set a new standard for video customer support.
April 25, 2019

Introducing Lloyds Banking Group as newest Specialized Help Partner

Be My Eyes’ customer support platform, Specialized Help, is entering the banking sector with the addition of Lloyds Banking Group as the newest partnering company. Blind and low-vision users in the UK can now seek assistance from Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank.
March 14, 2019

2,000,000 Volunteers have joined the Be My Eyes Community!

More than 2,000,000 people have signed up to be a Be My Eyes volunteer, bringing visual assistance to blind and low-vision people all over the world.
March 13, 2019

A Warm Welcome to the Newest Specialized Help Partner: Google

Blind and low-vision Be My Eyes users in selected countries can now request help from the Google Disability Support team through the Specialized Help platform.
February 25, 2019

Help Us Translate The Be My Eyes App and Website

Do you speak English as well as another language? Help us make Be My Eyes app and website accessible for more people in their native language. Getting started is easy and straightforward.
January 22, 2019

2 Million Amazing People

The Be My Eyes Community has reached the astonishing number of 2 million sign-ups, and we are thrilled to discover what will come next!
January 16, 2019

Be My Eyes wins the Better Story Awards

On January 15th 2019, Be My Eyes was announced as the winner of the Better Story Awards - an award created by Zedem Media to honor organizations that create a positive change in the world.
January 15, 2019

Enjoy Your Hobbies with Be My Eyes

From gardening to organizing your record collection or playing video games - no matter what your hobby is, it should be relaxing and easy to enjoy. Be My Eyes helps you do just that.
January 15, 2019

Happy Birthday to the Be My Eyes Community!

January 15th 2019 marked four years since the Be My Eyes app was launched, and the 4th birthday of the Be My Eyes Community. Thanks to the amazing community, a lot of incredible things has happened in Be My Eyes’ first four years!
December 19, 2018

A Look Back on 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for Be My Eyes. From launching new exciting features to receiving honorable recognition and growing the community, we’re here to take you through the highlights!
December 12, 2018

New from Microsoft: The Accessibility Learning Webinar Series

In Microsoft’s new webinar series you have the chance to learn about the latest technology and accessibility across Microsoft products.
December 3, 2018

Holman Prize 2019

On January 15th 2019, applications for the third annual Holman Prize for Blind Ambition open. The prize is awarded to three blind individuals who want to carry out a "dream" project. 
November 28, 2018

In Your Pocket + Be My Eyes in the UK

In Your Pocket is a new and innovative way to use a smartphone controlled by speech. On December 10th 2018, In Your Pocket is launching an integration with Be My Eyes in the UK.
November 27, 2018

10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes During the Holiday Season

The Holiday season is upon us! So, there is no better time than the present to give you some inspiration on how Be My Eyes can help you get into the Holiday spirit.
November 27, 2018

Be My Eyes Founder Awarded as ‘Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur’

The 8th annual Lovie Awards took place on November 15th 2018 at BFI Southbank in London. The Lovie Awards celebrate the very best of the European Internet.
October 25, 2018

100,000 Blind and Low-vision Users

Be My Eyes has reached the amazing milestone of surpassing more than 100,000 blind and low-vision signups. But even though we’ve come a long way, there’s still much more to be done.
October 24, 2018

10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes During Fall Season

Fall is full of many activities that the Be My Eyes volunteers would love to assist you with.
October 24, 2018

Be My Eyes Receives Three New Awards

In October, Be My Eyes has been honored with three awards; GOV Design Awards, Lovie Awards and Berlin Design Awards.
October 18, 2018

World Sight Day 2018

October 11th, 2018 was the annual World Sight Day organized to raise awareness of blindness, visual impairment and universal eye care.
September 25, 2018

Be My Eyes website now available in 10 new languages

Thanks to our amazing community, the Be My Eyes website is now accessible to even more people, who can learn about Be My Eyes in their native language on the new translated webpages.
September 24, 2018

Phone It Forward - Donate a smartphone

Phone it Forward is a CNIB program that gives smartphones to people with sight loss who need them.
September 12, 2018

Be My Eyes and Moovit join forces to make public transit more accessible in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland

Too often, public transit is insufficiently designed for people who are blind or have a low level of vision. Be My Eyes and Moovit are teaming up to pursue one common goal: to make public transit more accessible for people living with blindness or vision loss. 
August 29, 2018

Localizing Be My Eyes - Spread the Word in Your Own Words!

Language should provide greater access, not limitation. In order to spread Be My Eyes’ message across nations and beyond English speakers, the time has come to offer localized webpages and video subtitles. The localized webpage is already up and running in Danish, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and Hebrew and we’re inviting you to help us translate it into your native language!
August 14, 2018

Microsoft Extends Specialized Help Support to 24/7 for Be My Eyes Users

Microsoft is expanding their technical support offering for Be My Eyes users to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers who are blind or have low vision can now contact Microsoft agents directly through the Specialized Help feature of Be My Eyes at any time. This feature is only available in English.
July 31, 2018

More Than A Smart Cane

WeWalk is a new smart cane that, among other things, can detect obstacles with it's ultrasonic sensor.
July 20, 2018

National Federation of the Blind 2018 National Convention

Be My Eyes attended the NFB 2018 National Convention in Florida, where we were honored with the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award.
July 17, 2018


Be My Eyes attended the Tech4Good awards in London, where we were honored to receive two awards.
June 29, 2018

¡Hola! and Olá!

Be My Eyes' introduction emails are now translated to Spanish and Portuguese with the help of our friends at Latinlingua.
May 31, 2018

Our First Community Meetup

The first Be My Eyes Community Meetup took place in Hong Kong.
May 31, 2018

Be My Eyes to be Displayed in Local Danish Museum

Be My Eyes is part of an exhibition at Struer Museum that displays selected winners of Danish Design Award.
May 31, 2018

Welcome, Siri!

New feature for blind and low vision iPhone users.
March 16, 2018

Microsoft + Be My Eyes Collaboration Video Feature

Microsoft has made a video that showcases how they utilize the Specialized Help feature.
February 21, 2018

Introducing Specialized Help

New feature for blind and low vision users