The brilliant “Be My Eyes” app helps the visually impaired in their daily tasks


Technology has made almost anything and everything possible. Yes, some things are not so pleasant, but we have to appreciate all the great possibilities that this has created.

This app,, was launched in Denmark in 2012 by Hans Jørgen Wiberg – a Danish furniture craftsman – who is visually impaired himself. He has since grown up with up to 5 million volunteers.

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The app launched on iOS and within 24 hours it had over 10,000 users. Can you see how useful and effective this is for the visually impaired?

Imagine going to the stores and wanting to check an expiration date or the different ingredients of a product – these are impossible tasks if you are visually impaired.

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If you want to volunteer, share it with a visually impaired friend, or if you’re just curious about how it works, take a look here:

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Honestly, there is nothing better than bringing people together and helping others in this way. In 2017, it was chosen among the best Google Play apps of 2017 in categories; “Most Innovative”, “Best Daily Assistant” and “Best Hidden Gem”.

They also won the 2018 Google Play Award for “Best Accessibility Award” in 2018.

People still use it and lend their eyes to the people who need it most right now.


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