In this month’s edition: Be My Eyes and hobbies, translating the Be My Eyes app & website and Be My Eyes at CSUN. Read it online or as a plain text.

Welcome to the February Newsletter!


This month, we’re shedding some lights on Be My Eyes and hobbies. You can meet Michael, a blind gamer, who used Be My Eyes to regain his love for gaming after losing his sight. But Michael is not the only Be My Eyes user who enjoys being immersed in their favorite pass-time with the help of Be My Eyes. In this month’s inspiration article, you can get many great examples of how you can integrate Be My Eyes into your favorite hobby. You can also read about how you can contribute to the translation of the Be My Eyes app and website, and some short updates about the next Microsoft Accessibility Webinar and the Be My Eyes Team at this year’s CSUN. Enjoy the read!

Featured Story

Listen to Michael’s story on YouTube

Michael’s Story: Regaining a Love for Video Games

Be My Eyes is not only good for practical tasks! Be My Eyes helped Michael regain his love for gaming after he lost his sight completely.

Read Michael’s story

News & Updates

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Help Us Translate The Be My Eyes App and Website

Do you speak English as well as another language? Help us make Be My Eyes app and website accessible for more people in their native language. Getting started is easy and straightforward.

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NEW: Enjoy Your Hobbies with Be My Eyes

From gardening to organizing your record collection or playing video games - no matter what your hobby is, it should be relaxing and easy to enjoy. Be My Eyes helps you do just that.

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Learn About the New Office Ribbon at the Next Microsoft Accessibility Webinar

Join Microsoft for the next Accessibility Learning Webinar Series on March 20 for the ‘Navigating the New Office Ribbon’ Learning Webinar. You can learn how to use the new Microsoft Ribbon while working in Microsoft Office and ask your questions about the new feature. Sign up for the Webinar on Microsoft Sway.

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NEW: Meet the Be My Eyes Team at CSUN

Find us at CSUN! The Be My Eyes team is coming to Anaheim this March for the annual CSUN Assistive Technology conference. If you’d like to meet the team to talk about the app, Specialized Help or how you can be a bigger part of our global community, just send us a note at

Selected Quotes

“I'm still trying to get used to this new world of actually literally having eyes on the back of my phone, but it is an enormous feeling of independence.”

– Marian, blind user from United States

“My first call literally changed my life. From that day forward, I could help someone from anywhere at any time, just as long as I had my phone with me.”

– Sarah, volunteer from United Kingdom

Be My Eyes Loves

Architect says going blind has made him better at his job - watch on YouTube

Blind Architect Chris Downsey

If you haven’t checked out the 60 Minutes piece about Chris Downsey, you definitely should! Chris is an architect, and when he lost his sight he thought he had to change his career. Instead he turned it to his advantage and he’s now the architect behind the upcoming Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, as well as the renovation of Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Bay Area. Check out Chris’ story on 60 Minutes by CBS News.

That was all we had for you this month - it’s always a pleasure to have you along for our monthly check-in. In March we have some exciting news to share with you, and we can’t wait to tell you more about it!

Until then!
The Be My Eyes Team.

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