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Visual-Interpreter Services
3 pics with left showing use of live video chat to determine between two soups - center showing how to grow visual interpreter community - right helping blind people with everyday tasks like date of expiration on food containers

Visual-Interpreter Services are designed to provide anytime/anywhere assistance to people with vision impairments by delivering information regarding a wide range of everyday tasks or special challenges about which they have questions. Two sources of such assistance are Aira and Be-My-Eyes. Both are globally accessible and both are accessed via a smartphone camera and free app (either iOS or Android). Aira, which is a subscription service, connects one on-demand and live with hired trained professionals; Be My Eyes, which is free of charge, connects one (through live video calls) with sighted volunteers and/or company representatives. In both cases, users provide the services with photos or video, and the service representatives describe the object, guide the user in completing tasks, etc.

Estimated Cost Cost range: Aira (min./mo.)-$100 for 25, $190 for 50, $365 for 100. Be My Eyes-None.

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Visual

SourceAria Tech Corp
3451 Via Montebello, Ste. 192
Carlsbad, CA, 92009

SourceBe My Eyes
1155 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Last updated: Feb 27, 2024

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