In this edition of the newsletter, we’re truly getting into the Holiday spirit. Therefore, you can get some inspiration for 10 ways to use Be My Eyes during the Holiday season. We’re also bringing you an update from this year’s Lovie Awards, where Be My Eyes founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, was awarded the Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur Award, as well as news about an innovative new way to use Be My Eyes. But first, we’ll start you off with Bryan’s Story that pays a special homage to all the wonderful Be My Eyes volunteers. Enjoy the read!
Bryan is a blind user from Fairfax, Virginia. He has an enormous respect for the volunteers who treat him so kindly and take their volunteer duty very seriously.Read Bryan’s story
The 8th annual Lovie Awards took place on November 15th 2018 at BFI Southbank in London. The Lovie Awards celebrate the very best of the European Internet.
In Your Pocket is a new and innovative way to use a smartphone controlled by speech. On December 10th 2018, In Your Pocket is launching an integration with Be My Eyes in the UK.
The holiday season is upon us and there is therefore no better time than the present to give you some inspiration on how Be My Eyes can help you get into the holiday spirit.
“Now I’m more comfortable asking for help when I’m out and about, because I’ve sort of done it in a virtual setting, whereas before I wouldn’t do it in a face-to-face setting.”
– Sarah, blind user from Ireland
“I think it’s a really great app, I think it’s a really easy and straightforward way for everybody to just be looking out for each other, quite literally I suppose in some ways. And everyone likes to help, and everybody needs a bit of help sometimes, so why not?”
– Jennie, volunteer from New Zealand
The blog Life of a Blind Girl is literally a look into the life of a young blind woman. Holly, who is 23 years old and from the UK uses the blog to share her experiences of living with a visual impairment. Her content varies from lifestyle posts to posts trying to break down the disability stigma. Make sure to check out Holly’s blog Life of a Blind Girl.
Thank you for tuning in for the November edition of the Be My Eyes newsletter. We want to wish you happy Holidays, and we hope that you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t forget to spread that Holiday spirit!
– The Be My Eyes team
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