Mobile app helps visually impaired Saudi 'see'

STORY: This app helps visually impaired people 'see'

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Bin Saad lost his eye sight at a young age

The sound engineer now uses the 'Be My Eyes' app

to lead a more independent life

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) VISUALLY-IMPAIRED MAN, MOHAMMED SA’AD, SAYING: “I move around the hospital using the help that the hospital provided me through the 'Be My Eyes' app. And by using this service, the employee can answer me and guide me through the hospital corridors, elevators, and the different halls.”

The King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital collaborates with the app developers

to have hospital employees help people like Saad move around the hospital

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EMPLOYEE AT KING KHALID EYE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL, HAYA MOSHARAF, SAYING:

“I am really happy and proud to be the eyes of people who lost their sight through the ‘Be My Eyes' app to guide them through the clinics and the sections around the hospital.”

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