Community is an integral part of Be My Eyes. Since we launched in January 2015, more than 4 million volunteers have signed up to assist the +250,000 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 Stories tab in the Be My Eyes app.
- In the Community Stories section on our website.
- On our YouTube channel.
Tell us your story!
We'd love to hear about your experience with the app. For a chance to be featured, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form in the Community Stories tab in the Be My Eyes app.
We'd like you to answer the following questions:
- Who are you? Introduce yourself briefly.
- What are some of your experiences with Be My Eyes?
- If you were recommending Be My Eyes to someone who had never heard about it before, what would you say?
If we're interested in publishing your story, we'll reach out. If your story is going to be published, we'll need some more information about you and your experiences with Be My Eyes and get it recorded in a video we can use for your story.
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