What is the Be My Eyes app?

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind or partially sighted users with sighted users via a live video connection.

The blind or partially sighted user can request assistance with anything, from reading the expiry date on a carton of milk to navigating new surroundings. Sighted volunteers receive a notification when someone has requested help and once accepted a live video connection is established where help can be provided.

The app is available for iPhones and iPads and was released on Android in October 2017 and can be downloaded at the following links:

For more information please see the Be My Eyes website.

The BBC produced a 5 minute video on the app which can be viewed at the following link:

For more information and advice on apps and other technology topics please contact our helpline on:

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