How Technology Is Changing The Way Blind People Get Visual Information06:10
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For the blind or visually impaired, apps like Be My Eyes allow the user to ask a sighted person for help. (Courtesy Be My Eyes)MoreCloseclosemore
For the blind or visually impaired, apps like Be My Eyes allow the user to ask a sighted person for help. (Courtesy Be My Eyes)

Many of the apps on your smartphone are for fun — or distraction. But there are apps out there that do good and help people with a disability. For the blind or visually impaired, there's Be My Eyes, an app that asks a sighted person for help via a video call.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) learns more from Mark Riccobono (@Riccobono), president of the National Federation of the Blind.

This segment aired on April 26, 2018.

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