Braille Monitor                         May 2021

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Now on Be My Eyes: Verizon, Jobs for Humanity, and More
by Will Butler

Will ButlerGreat news on new additions to Be My Eyes! We're extremely excited to share that we have our first telecommunications company bringing video customer support to our community: Verizon has joined Be My Eyes!

This is fantastic news—it truly rounds out our offering of tech support, personal health, and assistive services, and it will mean more engagement for other organizations' Specialized Help profiles as well!

Here are also some social media posts you can share if you'd like to help welcome Verizon to Be My Eyes: Facebook post, Twitter post, LinkedIn post.

To make things even more exciting, we've announced our first careers partner, Jobs for Humanity. With the launch of its new job board, jobsforhumanity/blind/, it already has more than 1,000 positions available around the world, where employers have committed to interviewing the top visually impaired candidates. This is pretty amazing stuff, and it’s holding open office hours on Specialized Help a few hours per week to help people get familiar with the service it provides.

As a final reminder, we're now up and running with the Department of Health in the UK–which means anyone in the UK who needs help with a home COVID test can get it easily with Be My Eyes.

With all these new partners on board, we're putting the wheels in motion for another partner call, so stay tuned for details on that as well. I hope you're all doing well and hope to connect with you again soon.

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Cassette Recorder/Player Needed:
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Braille Blazer for Sale:
I have a Braille Blazer embosser that comes with an installation disk and a cassette tape containing the manual. My asking price is $500. Anyone interested should contact Vinny Tagliarino at 716-681-1645.

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