Lend your eyes to the blind

2015-01-25 18:00

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In an age where we are bombarded with a ridiculous number of apps, each more self-serving than the last, comes one that will make you smile and restore your faith in humanity.

Be My Eyes is an app which – via video stream – connects blind people with volunteers around the world in real time.

The benefits are endless. Volunteers can help out with small things like checking the expiry date on a milk carton, or help select the perfect gift for a loved one.

It is as easy as both parties downloading the free app and then selecting the “blind” or “sighted” options.

The app has had more than 70?000 sighted volunteers sign up and more than 11?500 people have been assisted with sight. The app is also looking for volunteers to help with translating the application into more languages so it can become accessible to more users.

The volunteer receives a notification for help and a live video connection is established.

From the live video, the volunteer can help the blind person by answering the question they need answered.

This app literally gives you the chance to see the world through another’s eyes.

Download it for free at bemyeyes.org

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