CNIB Partners with Global Sighted Assistance Leader, Be My Eyes
CNIB and Be My Eyes, a global leader in assistive technology and provider of real-time video assistance for people with sight loss, announced their partnership.
Through this new partnership, CNIB will be joining the Be My Eyes network, becoming the first Canadian organization to offer “Be My Eyes for Work”. This value-added service will be available for all CNIB employees and volunteers.
The internal facing service, “Be My Eyes for Work”, will offer employees and volunteers access to a closed network of sighted colleagues, for easy access to visual assistance with work-related tasks and helping to foster a strong collaborative culture.
“CNIB has hundreds of employees across the country and serves thousands of Canadians with sight loss – all of whom will benefit tremendously from sharing information over live video,” says Will Butler, Vice President of Community at Be My Eyes. “With Be My Eyes’ advanced availability algorithm and administrative tools, we’re empowering CNIB to deliver that video support efficiently and with high satisfaction rates. We’re thrilled to see Be My Eyes for Work taking root in Canada and look forward to welcoming other corporate leaders who want to help their employees and customers do more.”
Additionally, CNIB Frontier Accessibility, CNIB’s social enterprise dedicated to accessibility in all aspects of work and life, is now a distributor of “Be My Eyes for Work” and “Specialized Help” across Canada, helping organizations work towards championing a culture of accessibility and inclusion both externally and internally.
Instead of reaching Be My Eyes’ network of sighted volunteers, “Specialized Help” connects users directly with bilingual Be My Eyes Support Specialists who have signed confidentiality agreements and received specialized training to help with personal matters, navigation and wayfinding.
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