Be My Eyes – Helping blind see

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Description of App: 

Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users
if you are blind.

Be My Eyes is all about contributing to and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!

Blind users can request help from a sighted person and the sighted users will then be called for help. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request
for help a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two and the sighted user can tell the blind person what she sees when the blind user
points his phone at something using the rear-facing camera.

As a sighted user you don't need to worry about missing a call and 'leave a blind person hanging' - you are a part of the bigger Be My Eyes helper-network
and we will find the next available sighted person in the network. The challenges that the blind person needs help with can be anything from knowing the
expiry date on the milk to navigating new surroundings.

Note: We encourage blind users to be patient when requesting help because we rely on real people to help you.

- Live audio-video connection between blind and sighted users
- Add the languages you know under settings
- An easy way you can make a difference for blind people

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.5.5

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

Very simple to use. Connected to somebody after about 60 seconds, and they were able to answer my question about something in my food larder.

So, essentially, this works as advertised (smiles)

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@BeMyEyes