Author Topic: Her eyes


Her eyes
« on: October 11, 2019 »
A blind young American woman bought a microwave and needed help figuring out the buttons, so she used the Be My eyes app. A number of potential volunteers were immediately notified. My wife was the first to respond, so she got the opportunity to talk the woman through this very mundane task, which took 5 or 6 minutes. She said it made her day (coincidentally, the day after we decommissioned our own microwave – sometimes you’ve got to think the world is bugged) to finally get a call; her first since signing up last November, not counting a missed chance about 3 months ago when she picked up her phone too late. There are far more volunteers than blind/low-vision people registered, so it’s a bit of a lottery, but the good kind, where everybody wins.

I think we could use some help with all those SMIDSYs out there.