I’m Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind and low vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. AMA!
Hi Reddit! I am Hans Jørgen Wiberg and in 2015 I launched Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind and low vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through live video call. I am visually impaired myself and with this app I wanted to make a difference in lives of blind and low vision people, creating a more accessible environment for everyone. Today we can rely on over 1,900,000 volunteers and over 110,000 blind and low vision users coming from more than 150 countries and speaking more than 180 languages!
We have been really excited to see Be My Eyes trending recently on r/humanbeingbros, thanks to a post by u/taylorbagel14 which reached over 75,000 upvotes and more than 1,000 comments. Today I am here with the Be My Eyes Team, which will assist me answering your questions. We are thrilled to see all this interest in our app, and we can’t wait to answer all your questions! We will be live from 1PM to 4PM EST.
Edit: Thank you Reddit for all the great questions! We really hope you had a good time and you found the answers you were looking for! It starts to be pretty late here in Denmark and we are heading towards our beds, but feel free to keep on submitting your questions, we will have a look at them tomorrow! Thanks a lot, and remember to spread the word! - Hans and the Be My Eyes Team