Vista Honors Be My Eyes

Founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg

A Sight Tech Global Event Benefiting Vista Center

Join Us

As a culmination to the Sight Tech Global conference, 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.

Our 2nd annual event will honor the work of social entrepreneur Hans Jørgen Wiberg and the company he founded, Be My Eyes.

This exclusive in-person event and fundraiser benefits Vista Center’s critical programs that restore hope and promote independence transforming lives for more than 3,700 blind or visually impaired youth, working adults, and seniors.

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About the Honoree

For blind or low-vision people, reading a label, a street sign, or a menu, can present significant daily obstacles.

Be My Eyes is a revolutionary (free) mobile app that connects people living with vision loss to volunteers and company representatives who offer their sight to help with daily living tasks.

Leveraging video technology, Be My Eyes is accessible in more than 150 countries worldwide and in over 180 languages, offering rapid access to sighted assistance that has the power to make a significant difference in someone’s life.

Event Details

December 8th, 2023, 6:00 PM

Vista Center San Jose Branch
101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Purchase Tickets

A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

Tickets are currently sold out.

If you have any event-related questions,
please contact Alice Turner for more information at

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December 8th, 2023

6:00 pm

Event doors open at Vista Center San Jose Branch. Visit with the Be My Eyes team, including Founder Hans Jørgen Wiberg and CEO Mike Buckley and enjoy hor’s d’oeuvres and wine.

6:45 pm

Opening remarks.

7:00 pm

Demo of Be My Eyes App and Honoree recognition.

8:30 pm

Event Concludes.

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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.