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
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