‘Be My Eyes,’ a new crowd-sourced app, has capitalized on the iPhone’s video call function to allow the blind to get instant help from sighted people in challenging situations. In the first days since its launch, nearly 30,000 people have joined.
Since the app was launched on Thursday, it has assisted people over 2,600 people on more than 5,400 occasions, according to the Be My Eyes website.
This number keeps growing as the number of volunteers willing to “lend” their eyes continues to expand. Over 30,000 sighted people had joined the app at the time of publication. All sighted helpers are taking part in the project as volunteers.