Empowering the visually impaired with simple technology
Allowing a blind person to ask a question of a sighted volunteer by video-call, could further empower the visually impaired. Say a blind person wants to know what’s written on the side can while shopping so you get all the ingredients for a recipe, you could video chat with a volunteer ready to read labels and go over options.
Be My Eyes has received backing from the Danish Blind Society, the Velux Foundations and software development studio Robocat.
Be My Eyes is the brainchild of Hans Jørgen Wiberg, who is himself visually impaired. Through his work at the Danish Blind Society, he recognized a need for an application to help blind people with small daily tasks.