Introducing BeSpecular, an App That Enables the Blind to Receive Sighted Assistance Via Their iOS Device

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Thomas Domville introduces us to BeSpecular, a new iOS app that enables the blind and vision-impaired to use the camera on their iOS device to seek assistance from BeSpecular’s community of sighted volunteers.

Using the BeSpecular app, you take one or more photos of what you need help with and attach a voice message detailing exactly what you would like to know.

The photos and question are sent to BeSpecular’s community of “sightlings”. Those sightlings who are available can reply via the BeSpecular app with a voice or text message. The recipient then rates out of 5 stars the helpfulness of the sightling.

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