A free mobile app that connects blind and partially sighted people to sighted volunteers for visual support is now available on Android.
Be My Eyes links a blind or partially sighted person to a sighted volunteer. When the sighted volunteer accepts a call, a live audio-visual connection is established. The person with sight loss can then point their smartphone’s camera at something and the sighted volunteer can describe what they see.
Users of the app can get help with a range of everyday tasks such as reading food labels or navigating new surroundings.