BeSpecular - Help The Blind

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Category: 

Description of App: 

BeSpecular is the best way to do a good deed so that even when you have a busy schedule, you can help someone who’s blind. As a blind/visually impaired
person, you can ask text/voice questions and receive quick replies that are friendly and helpful.

Do you want to help/volunteer in your community, but you don’t have the time?
Helping your community should be simple, convenient, and fun.
Now you can help someone who’s blind by using your smartphone. You can spend a few seconds listening to the question, look at the picture(s), and reply
with a friendly voice note or text message.
You can:
-Use your eyes and intuition which no computer can replace,
-Help blind or visually impaired people from around the world,
-Learn what it’s like to live blind,
-Do a good deed and feel amazing,
-Make a real contribution to someone else’s life.

Are you blind or visually impaired & need that extra little bit of help?
You should be able to conveniently ask your questions and know that someone who’s sighted will happily and quickly be able to help.
Now you’re able to personalize your questions to find out exactly what you’re looking for. You can upload or take photos and ask with a voice/text message.
You’ll receive as many friendly and helpful replies as you need.
You can:
-Ask your question and receive your reply shortly,
-Use the app in various situations, e.g. getting more detailed descriptions of items you’d like to buy online, read the ad insert you found in the mail,
understand what’s going on with your computer when your Screen Reader won’t work, re-live memories with beautiful descriptions of your photographs, etc,
-Remain on a first-name basis and not have to reveal any personal info,
-Ask as many questions as often as you’d like

Apple Watch Support: 

Yes

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible and easy to use!

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is a pretty fantastic app to use when you need help. This offers a very unique and simple process to get somebody to help you out on something you need. I love the fact that you will and can get multiple of responses to your questions. It gives you a variety of different answers to get that aquestion answered that you want and need. Give ranking to the people that are helping you out. We have seen several apps in the past that offers similair offering but this is hands down the best for me. Using this with BeMyEyes just gives me that feeling that I have a place to go when I need help to get something done that can only be done by people with vision.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@BeSpecular