In this month's edition: 100,000 milestone, 3 new awards, World Sight Day and fall inspiration. Having trouble viewing this email? Read it online or as a plain text.

Welcome to the October newsletter!

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October has been quite a month at Be My Eyes, and we’re here to bring you all the highlights. We'll get you up to speed with an important milestone. Next, you can read about no less than three new awards on our mantelpiece, as well as what we believe to be one of the most important awareness days of the year; World Sight Day. We also have some fall inspiration for our blind and low-vision users, and then we’ll introduce you to an interesting blind YouTuber with a purpose. But first, we’ll start you off with Jon’s Story. Enjoy the read!

Featured Story

Listen to Jon’s story on YouTube

Jon’s Story: It’s a Really Wonderful Time We Live in

Jon works as a screenwriter in Hollywood and is one of the many amazing Be My Eyes volunteers. Being a Be My Eyes volunteer has given him a wider perspective of life, and of all the things we take for granted.

Read Jon’s story

News & Updates

Picture of a young woman holding a phone horizontally in front of her eyes, which has a different set of eyes on the back. The background of the picture is white with colorful confetti raining down. The image reads: 'Be My Eyes 100,000 Blind and low-vision users'.

NEW: 100,000 Blind and Low-vision Users

Be My Eyes has reached the amazing milestone of surpassing more than 100,000 blind and low-vision signups. But even though we’ve come a long way, there’s still much more to be done.

Image displaying the logos of GOV Design Awards, Lovie Awards and Berlin Design Awards.

NEW: Be My Eyes Receives Three New Awards

In October, Be My Eyes has been honored with three awards; GOV Design Awards, Lovie Awards and Berlin Design Awards.

Picture of a girl wearing traditional Indian clothing and glasses. The picture reads 'Eye care everywhere' and the World Sight Day 2018 logo.

NEW: World Sight Day 2018

October 11th 2018 was the annual World Sight Day organized to raise awareness of blindness, visual impairment and universal eye care.

Two park benches. The ground and the benches are covered in orange fall leaves.

NEW: 10 Ways to Use Be My Eyes During Fall Season

Fall is full of many activities that the Be My Eyes volunteers would love to assist you with.

Selected Quotes

“Be My Eyes has made me feel so much more comfortable and secure knowing that if I should need sighted help, I’ll be able to get it.”

– Diane, blind user from USA

“The power to help and receive love, esteem and gratitude is priceless.”

– Riccardo, volunteer from Italy

Be My Eyes Loves

Featured YouTube video: How I Pick Out Clothes & Match Outfits Without Sight!

YouTuber and Motivational Speaker: Molly Burke

Molly Burke is a young Motivational Speaker and YouTuber, who happens to be blind. On her YouTube channel she uploads a wide variety of videos ranging from Vlogs, fashion & beauty, and life with a disability. Whether you are living with vision loss or you are sighted, Molly’s view on life and positive attitude is sure to put a smile on your face and keep you entertained for hours. And you might learn a thing or two while watching!

Check out Molly's YouTube channel or follow her on Twitter at @MollyBOfficial.

That’s all we had for this month. We hope to see you back next month for another exciting update. Until next time!

– The Be My Eyes team

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Total signups to this day

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Blind

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Volunteers

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