Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Feb 25, 2016
'Be My Eyes' App
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Occasionally, when I’m searching for interesting items in technology to talk about, I’ll run across something really amazing that can connect people.
An app called Be My Eyes it that thing this week, and it’s a fantastic idea.
A socially conscious inventor in Denmark created an app that allows blind users to connect with sighted users for help through a video connection.
Sighted volunteers can use the app to be the eyes for the visually impaired to help them with small tasks, such as explaining what a street sign says, describing what’s in a can of food or seeing the expiration date on a carton of milk.
It’s currently available for iPhone users with a desire to help others and it allows you to volunteer to help simply by installing the app.
As part of the app family, you can earn points each time you help someone, which elevates your level in the system, giving you more opportunities to help others.
If you want a cool way to do something that makes you feel good, checkout BeMyEyes.org and get the app.