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Vista Honors 2023

Honoring Hans Jørgen Wiberg & Be My Eyes

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Vista Center’s 2nd Annual Vista Honors brings together Silicon Valley’s accessibility community to honor revolutionary leaders and companies that are shaping technology to support people living with vision loss.

Vista Honors is an event that celebrates individuals in the community who are innovating accessibility, and honors outstanding contributions supporting people living with vision loss.

Please join us to honor the work of social entrepreneur Hans Jørgen Wiberg and the impact of the company he founded, Be My Eyes. This exclusive event and fundraiser benefits Vista Center’s critical programs and services.

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About the Honoree

Be My Eyes is a revolutionary mobile app that connects people living with vision loss to volunteers who offer their sight to help with daily living tasks. For blind or low-vision people, reading a label, a street sign, or a menu, can present significant daily obstacles.

Leveraging video technology, Be My Eyes supports 500,000 visually impaired people with rapid access to volunteers across the globe who are ready to lend a helping hand with sighted assistance– a small act of kindness that has the power to make a significant difference in someone’s life.

Event Details


December 8th, 2023
6 PM
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Vista Center San Jose 101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Purchase Tickets

A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

To learn more about sponsoring the event, or if you have any event-related questions,
please contact Alice Turner for more information at

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December 2023

5:45 pm

Event doors open at the Hahn Auditorium (upstairs to the left). Visit with the Be My Eyes team, including Founder Hans Jørgen Wiberg and CEO Mike Buckley and enjoy hor’s d’oeuvres and wine.

6:15 pm

Opening remarks.

6:45 pm

Enjoy a fascinating discussion with Hans Jørgen Wiberg about Be My Eye’s remarkable impact.

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Accessibility Notes

Sighted assistance is available.
High-contrast linens help define the room.
A guide dog relief area will be available.

Accessibility Questions?
Please contact Alice Turner at

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COVID Precautions

  • Our large venue allows ample room for social distancing between guests.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.
  • We humbly ask that anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms stay home and consider their ticket purchase a generous donation to support Vista Center’s clients living with vision loss.

About the Event

This event is part of the Vista Center-initiated Sight Tech Global conference, founded in 2020 to advocate for making tech accessible for people with vision loss. Bringing together an incredible array of accessibility leaders, the hugely successful 2-day conference has attracted over 13,000 viewers from over 70 countries. See more at

Believing that vision loss is no longer a barrier to independence, Vista Center – a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization – empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training.

Vista Center serves over 3,700 people aged 3-107 every year from three Bay Area locations: Palo Alto, Santa Cruz and San Jose.