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This month at Be My Eyes
September 2018

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Welcome to the September issue of the Be My Eyes newsletter. This month we have have news about the Be My Eyes and Moovit collaboration and translated Be My Eyes webpages. You can learn about a new initiative that passes along used smartphones to people with sight loss, as well as read about how the Be My Eyes volunteers make a real difference for Fernando in the featured story of the month. Enjoy the read!

Featured story of the month

Listen to Fernando’s story on YouTube

The Volunteers Make You Feel Welcome

Fernando is totally blind and lives independently in Santiago, Chile. He really appreciates how the Be My Eyes volunteers always make him feel welcome, and that they are so pleased to help out.

“Be My Eyes has changed my life in a way that I know that if I need help, I will get it - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I am so grateful for that.”

Read Fernando’s story

News & Updates

Picture from T-Centralen Metro Station in Stockholm. Across is written Nordics along with the flag icons of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, as well as Be My Eyes + Moovit along with the two logos of the companies.

Be My Eyes and Moovit Join Forces to Make Public Transit More Accessible in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland

Too often, public transit is insufficiently designed for people who are blind or have a low level of vision. Be My Eyes and Moovit are teaming up to pursue one common goal: to make public transit more accessible for people living with blindness or vision loss.

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The Be My Eyes logo and various flag icons in front of a globe. The flags represented are: Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Turkey, France, Russia, Finland, Hungary and UAE.

Be My Eyes website now available in 10 new languages

Thanks to our amazing community, the Be My Eyes website is now accessible to even more people, who can learn about Be My Eyes in their native language on the new translated webpages.

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Watch Phone It Forward campaign video on YouTube

Phone It Forward - Donate a smartphone

Phone it Forward is a CNIB program that gives smartphones to people with sight loss who need them.

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Selected quotes from this month

“The difference between different ability and disability is the right help. The help offered at the right time in the right way, and Be My Eyes really makes the difference.” – Antonio, blind user from Italy

“Just to have the feeling to help someone, it was really gratifying. I’m super honored to be able to help. All the times I’m able to help someone, it was a really really nice sensation.” – Fabio, volunteer from Brazil

“I think that Be My Eyes is extraordinarily special because the people, the volunteers on the app, show that they are willing to help you do anything. No request is stupid or unreasonable or a joke to them, they take their volunteer job very seriously.” – Bryan, blind user from USA

Total signups

94,387
Blind

1,622,159
Volunteers

Thank you for tuning in for this month’s Be My Eyes newsletter - we hope you enjoyed this little update.

Until next time!
The Be My Eyes Team

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