Open Lecture: Hans Jørgen Wiberg
Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes, will tel the story about how an almost blind, non-techie guy from Denmark managed to help blind people in 150 different countries, by connecting total strangers to each other.
Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection. The organisation started the design process in 2013, where only iPhones were accessible to blind people, if they wanted a smartphone.
Their goal was to make the app very easy to use so that also people who were unfamiliar with smartphones would be able to use their service, and at the same handle time zones and 80 different languages.