Community is an integral part of Be My Eyes. Since we launched in January 2015, more than 5 million volunteers have signed up to assist the +350,000 blind and low-vision users, making the app the biggest online community for blind and low-vision people as well as one of the largest micro-volunteering platforms in the world! Every day, volunteers sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together.
Be My Eyes brings people together around a shared goal of human kindness.
Community Stories feature personal stories from our members that go beyond visual assistance and to the heart of what makes Be My Eyes so special – the human connection. Stories from volunteers, blind and low-vision users, and partner companies demonstrate the positive social impact of Be My Eyes in their daily lives.
You can find our Community Stories on the following platforms:
- In the Community tab in the Be My Eyes app.
- In the Community Stories section on our website.
- On our YouTube channel.
- On our Instagram and TikTok.
Tell us your story!
Do you want to be featured as part of our Community Stories? All you'll have to do is record a short video of yourself, briefly introducing yourself and answering one of the questions below. The video will be shared across our social media channels and the app to give people a look into our diverse community of users and volunteers.
Below follows some specific instructions for the video:
- Please record the video in vertical mode (how you would normally hold your phone in your hand).
- Please make sure that the room is properly lit and not too noisy.
- When answering your selected question, please include the question in your sentence, so viewers can follow along without knowing the questions you're answering.
- Please be as brief and precise as possible and preferably keep the video shorter than 1 minute.
Please begin the video with a brief introduction on yourself touching on the following:
- Your name
- Where you're from
- What you do
- If you're a blind/low-vision user or a volunteer
- Your level of sight
After introducing yourself, please answer one of the following questions:
- How do you use Be My Eyes? Have you used Be My Eyes in an unusual way?
- What's the best experience you've had with Be My Eyes?
- How has Be My Eyes helped you most?
- What does having access to Be My Eyes mean to you?
- Has Be My Eyes put you in contact with someone special?
Please send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to be featured as part of our Community Stories series!
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