It’s is a highly popular free app that connects people who are blind or have low vision with over one million sighted volunteers or company representatives, who offer assistance through a live video call.
Alexander Hauerslev Jensen of Be My Eyes explains that winning the Accessibility Award was a key step in the success of the company.
“Winning the Tech4Good Accessibility Award has been incredible,” he explained. ” Being a part of the Tech4Good Awards allowed us to connect with partners and investors, as well as all sorts of inspiring people who all work to make the world a better and more inclusive place.”
“After winning the award Be My Eyes has hit several incredible milestones. The community to more than 2 million volunteers, we have more than 125,000 blind and low vision users, and we’ve secured both Google and Lloyds Banking Group as customers on the Specialised Help Platform.”
So what’s next for Be My Eyes in 2019 and beyond?
“Our main priority now is to grow and nurture the community, which means getting the word out to even more users around the world who are blind or have low vision, who will find value in the product.” said Jensen.
And what are his final thoughts to others thinking of entering?
“We would highly recommend participating in the awards – whatever your vision for your next big step they are a great way to connect with other people.”
About the Accessibility Award
This year the Award is sponsored by Microsoft and is open to any individual, business, charity, social enterprise or other public body with a base in the UK. It may refer to the work they do as a whole or one specific project.
The judges are looking for inspiring examples of accessible technologies that help people with disabilities achieve their goals at work, at home or in education.
You can find out more about this award category and what the judges are looking for on the Accessibility Award page.
If you want to take advantage of the wide range of benefits that the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards winners receive enter the awards now before entries close on Friday 10 May.