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 so help can be provided.

The app is available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices:

Further information can be found on the Be My Eyes website and the BBC World Service 5 minute video How smartphones became ‘eyes’ for the blind.

If you require further information and advice on apps and other technology topics please contact our Helpline:

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