Company Information

    Be My Eyes was founded on April 2012. The company is based in San Francisco, CA, USA . The number of employees in Be my eyes is less than 10. Be my eyes is an app that connects blind people with normal sighted volunteers to provide help via live video streaming on smartphones.

    Here is how Be my eyes describes itself: "Whether you need a pair of sharp eyes or have some sight to lend, Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to help people see the world better, together."
      Here is how its founder(s) describe the company - "Be My Eyes was created to help people who are blind or low-vision. The app is made up of a global community of blind and low-vision people and sighted volunteers. Be My Eyes captures the power of technology and human connection to bring sight to people with vision loss. Through a live video call, volunteers supply blind and low-vision users with visual assistance for tasks ranging from matching colors to check if the lights are on, to preparing dinner. Right now, Be My Eyes has over 270,000 blind and visually impaired users and 4,3 volunteers ready to provide visual assistance. Be My Eyes is operating in over 150 countries and in 180 languages. The app is free to use and available on both iOS and Android."

          Funding & investors

          Be my eyes has received 8 rounds of venture funding. The total funding amount is around $5.3M.

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                        Be my eyes - Blog

                          • Do Blind People Use Body Language?

                          • This week on the podcast, we're collaborating with Radiotopia and PRX to share the first episode of the new podcast, Blind Guy Travels. Follow along with host Matthew Shifrin as he shares his perspective on everything from LEGOs to online dating. In this first episode: Matthew explains how he studied the art of body language to become a better communicator.
                          • Overcoming Hopelessness with LEGO's Blind Art Director

                          • Morten Bonde is a motivational speaker, author and senior art director at the LEGO Group – but he wasn't always that way. When he started losing the majority of his vision in his early 40's, Morten thought his world was falling apart. But rather than quit his job and give up, he started researching, a lot. Over the years, Morten has cobbled together his own blend of philosophy, psychology and spirituality that has helped him write a book, keep his job and have all sorts of new adventures.
                          • Broadeye: Talking With Doctors About Blindness

                          • Each week, the Broadeye Podcast explores knowledge gap for eye care professionals – and what greater knowledge gap than the one between ophthalmologists and the blindness community? For years, people have struggled to get referred for quality services from eye doctors when their vision changes or they become legally blind. In 2021, it's imperative that we start having meaningful conversations about how the medical and social practitioners of vision services can better communicate.
                          • Blind Film Club: What Did 'Ray' Do for Blind People?

                          • Ray came out in 2004 to accolades and, eventually, after the passing of the real Ray Charles that same year, took home Oscars for best film, best director, best actor and more. But what does Ray get right, and wrong, about what it's like to be blind? As one of the most famous portrayals of blindness, this is a pressing question, and so we invited back our blind film club – Sheri Wells-Jensen, Andrew Leland and Byron Harden – to help unpack it.
                          • What's it Like to Get Your Vision Back?

                          • This week is a collaboration with the 13 Letters Podcast: From having his story written in Crashing Through to founding Accessible GPS company Sendero, Mike May has been a household name in the world of access and inclusion for decades. Mike joins us this week to talk about what it was like to have his eyesight restored after decades as a blind person, the evolution of accessible navigation, and what he's up to now as Chief Evangelist at GoodMaps.
                          • The First Deafblind Actor to Attend the Oscars

                          • When Robert Tarango was cast to star in Doug Roland's short film Feeling Through, he was a kitchen assistant at the Helen Keller National Center. On Sunday, he'll walk down the red carpet at the 93rd Academy Awards. Here's his story – and why it's so important for the future of inclusion in film and TV.

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