[BCAB] Latest addition to Be My Eyes specialised help

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Sat Jun 1 10:13:21 BST 2019


My thoughts exactly - Ed.

If I lived without any sighted help, I could imagine wanting to know where
that marble had rolled to, but something like supermarket shopping seems
impractical to me.  An assistant is presumably never going to have the same
wide field of vision that a human does, and the human can move to see things
which may be nearby, or catch the eye!

Similarly, I don't think I'd want phone help to get me through Heathrow or
anywhere like that - particularly when there's pretty good help readily
available in my experience.

All the best,
Richard
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-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Green [mailto:ergreen1981 at gmail.com] 
Sent: 01 June 2019 08:52
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Latest addition to Be My Eyes specialised help

Hi Barry,

I agree that more assistance from companies would be great when it comes to
shopping. Thing is, I'm struggling to think of a situation where I couldn't
just ask a regular volunteer to tell me which bottle was which. It's not
like a bank where I might want the confidential assistance, or
Google/Microsoft where I might need more technical help than a volunteer
could reasonably be expected to provide.

Cheers,

Ed 


> On 1 Jun 2019, at 07:15, Barry Hill <barry.hill3 at sky.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Ed.  Got to agree, this is an odd one, and potentially rather
dodgy.
> The only time I need to know which is my shampoo and which is my 
> conditioner is when I'm naked in the shower.  Which way does that camera
face again?
> 
> Still, fun and games aside, a time that this addition would be 
> invaluable would be down the shampoo aisle in a supermarket.  Having 
> someone on the line who could quickly spot and guide you to the right 
> shampoo/conditioner out of a myriad of bottles would save time and 
> effort.  I'd like to see more companies come on board who could help with
independent shopping.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> B
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edward Green <ergreen1981 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 8:29 PM
> To: BCAB <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: [BCAB] Latest addition to Be My Eyes specialised help
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Many of you will be aware that Be My Eyes has recently started 
> offering specialised help from a range of companies including Google, 
> Microsoft and the HBOS Lloyds group of banks.
> 
> I think we'll all be breathing a sigh of relief that the latest 
> company/brand is on board.
> 
> It's ... ... ... Herbal Essences from Procter and Gamble???
> 
> I guess if you've ever struggled with inverting a bottle of 
> shampoo/conditioner and squeezing it in the general vicinity of your 
> hair, your time is now.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ed
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