[NFBOK-Talk] {Disarmed} Fw: Exciting news and a chance to pursue your dreams

Rhonda Hutson rhondahutson3 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 12:06:16 UTC 2017

Exciting news and a chance to pursue your dreams

From: Be My Eyes
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 5:45 AM
To: rhondahutson3 at gmail.com
Subject: Exciting news and a chance to pursue your dreams

                        Be My Eyes
                        Bringing Sight to the Blind and Visually Impaired

                        Win $25,000 for an adventure
                        An Award for Blind Ambition

                        Be My Eyes is all about exploring the world around you, and we’re excited to share news of a funding opportunity for blind people to do just that. In January we shared news of The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition, a new set of annual awards from LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco, California. The prize will offer three blind people up to $25,000 to complete the project or adventure of their dreams, and is now accepting applications. Whether it's an aspiration to paint the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, a plan to paddle a kayak from Europe to Asia or a long-term goal of starting a career in music therapy, these projects all reflect a sense of ambition and creativity in the global blindness community that we want to celebrate. For more information on how to apply for the Holman Prize, and to watch all of the applicants' pitch videos, please visit www.holmanprize.org. Applications for 2017 are open until February 28!

                        Get ready for an even better Be My Eyes experience

                        We are very excited to announce that we will soon be launching a new and improved version of Be My Eyes. The new version will have the same calling technology you're used to, but with several new features, improved functionalities and a better overall user experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback as we make the final touches, as it is invaluable to Be My Eyes' continued improvement and ability to meet your needs.
                        With this in mind, please be sure to update your app to its latest version in order to have the best possible experience with Be My Eyes.

                        The Android version of Be My Eyes is just around the corner

                        The launch of the Android version of Be My Eyes is just around the corner. You can sign up to be notified when it is ready by clicking here

                        If you know anyone who might be interested in the Android version, feel free to let them know by clicking one of the share buttons below:

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                        Don't hesitate to ask for help

                        Since Be My Eyes launched in January 2015, sighted volunteers have helped our blind and visually impaired users hundreds of thousands of times. The volunteers help with everything from distinguishing between products and reading aloud, to navigation, technical support, and much more. To date, Be My Eyes consists of more than 32.000 blind and visually impaired who are being helped by more than 455,000 sighted volunteers. Our community spans 150 countries, and we provide support in 90 languages.

                        Due to the extremely high volume of volunteers, we want to stress that you can, and should, feel free to request help as much as you want without ever disturbing anyone. In fact, we have many eager volunteers who are still waiting to receive their first help request!

                        In case you missed it in our last newsletter, feel free to listen to some Be My Eyes testimonials in the audio clip below:

                        Connect us with your local organizations

                        Collaboration is critical to our mission of developing the best possible solutions fo the blind and visually impaired across the world. If you are involved in any local blind organizations, networks, or groups with like-minded goals, we would love to hear about them and connect. Feel free to contact us at info at bemyeyes.org

                        Donate to Be My Eyes

                        As a free service connecting people worldwide, donations enable us to continue developing and improving Be My Eyes, and are deeply appreciated. If you want to help us reach and develop digital solutions for the 285 million people estimated to be blind and visually impaired worldwide, you can donate to Be My Eyes via PayPal or Credit Card.

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