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Be My Eyes app for visually-impaired people went viral because of a social media post

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Be My Eyes' goal is to make the world more accessible to people who are blind or have a low level of vision.
Be My Eyes app for visually-impaired people went viral because of a social media post
The user interface of "Be My Eyes" app

Bringing sight to the sightless ones

Netizens reacted to a post on Facebook of an app user regarding her "Be My Eyes" experience. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

The volunteer, Claire De Borja shared her nice experience of helping a person with a visual handicap. She also added that the total number of volunteers is much higher than the total number of blind people who registered with the app.

Also, she noted that the concept is quite similar to the Noon Gil app from the Netflix show Start-Up. In the story, Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk) created an app that used AI technology and image recognition for the visually impaired and called it NoonGil.

To be a volunteer, download the app via Google PlayStore or App Store. After that, you can sign up using your existing Facebook account or email address. Then, you can already use the app, just wait for a notification when someone needs your help.

When a blind person requests help, Be My Eyes notifies multiple volunteers. The first person who'll respond will be connected. To guide you on your volunteering, there's a pre-recorded video that explains who the app works.

To know more, you can visit the Be My Eyes official website.

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