February 2, 2018 – Be My Eyes and Moovit have announced their partnership to make transit using the Moovit app more accessible to blind and low vision users. Considered the “Wikipedia of Transit,” Moovit combines public information with information provided by users to amass substantial amounts of data points that display local transit information. Be My Eyes is a free app that pairs more than 55,000 blind and low vision users with 830,000 volunteers in 120 countries who offer live, spoken visual assistance in most languages. As a result of the partnership, Moovit users will be able to access Be My Eyes within the Moovit app at any point during their transit. Users will be connected to Be My Eyes volunteers who can assist in looking for the correct bus or taxi to take, or in any other inquiries that arise. Be My Eyes and Moovit have also agreed to share knowledge regarding public transportation in the hope that each can make their service more accessible.
Be My Eyes and Moovit Combine Services to Improve Accessibility of Public Transportation
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