March 17, 2021 –CABVI is pleased to announce its partnership with Be My Eyes, an innovative app that provides real-time video assistance for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. CABVI staff are available to field calls from the Specialized Help section of the app Monday – Friday from Noon – 3pm EST.
“At a time when many struggle with the impact of COVID-19, CABVI is providing remote guidance and consultation by offering critical information on resources and services available. Joining companies such as Google, Microsoft and P&G as organizational supporters of the blindness community, CABVI is leading the way for blindness organizations leveraging technology to connect with their members and deliver services in a whole new way.” – Aaron Bley, VP of Community Relations/CDO.
“We’re pleased to be expanding the Be My Eyes family by welcoming the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to the platform, allowing visually impaired people in the Greater Cincinnati area to connect directly with their local organization.” – Will Butler, VP Community at Be My Eyes.
Now with more than 4.5 million users and a growing family of company partners, Be My Eyes is one of the largest “micro-volunteering” platforms in the world – with its more than 4.5 million volunteers on call at all times to assist those who need an extra pair of eyes at short notice.
Contact the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (513) 221-8558 or visit our website at www.cincyblind.org for more information.
To inquire about Be My Eyes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1911, CABVI has been providing counseling, vision rehabilitation, and employment services to help nearly 5,000 people annually of all ages adapt to severe vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati region. This includes early childhood, low vision, daily living, access technology and safe travel training. CABVI provides employment in our Industries Program and sells office products through www.Vie-Ability.org. CABVI also operates a Base Supply Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and provides employment in Contract Management Services. CABVI’s mission is “Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.” For more information, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit www.cincyblind.org.