Be My Eyes app

An app that connects people who are blind or with vision impairment to sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call.

Be My Eyes By Be My Eyes
  • Networking (connects visually impaired users with sighted volunteers) 
  • For adults (17 years old and older)
  • Communication

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What does the app do?

Be My Eyes is a communication app where a person with blindness or low vision connects to people with sight, or industry representatives, through a video call.

The aim of the app is to provide immediate, easy-to-use support for people with blindness and low vision. For example, you point your smartphone camera at things and get help seeing what they are. The app rings, a droning ring, until both sides are connected. It is a free service and is currently available in 12 countries, including New Zealand. 

The technology matches people based on language and time zone, so volunteers are only contacted during daytime hours. App users can also get technology support from the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk. For the complete app description, go to Google Play, iTunes or the app website.

Privacy and security

The app has a privacy policy (that is also on the app website), which gives details of what information is collected and how it is used. Because the app allows users to connect directly to each other, it's for use by adults (17 years old and older). Also, users should always be aware of what information they are sharing on video streams and take care not to expose personal information.

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Review details

Date of review: December 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.3.1
Download size: 22 MB
Updated on: November 2018

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Be My Eyes app Adaptive Technology Solutions, NZ

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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Last reviewed: 10 Dec 2018