Stephanie Cowper, the inspirational co-founder of Bespecular has been recognized for her groundbreaking work to help the blind see. She has been awarded with the Forbes Woman Africa - Tech Entrepreneur Award for 2016! Stephanie’s business, Bespecular, is a startup that uses technology to solve the problems which visually impaired people around the world face on a daily basis, all the while bridging the gap between the sighted and visually impaired communities.
Bespecular has developed a mobile application that enables visually impaired people to lead more independent lives. Visually impaired people often have to rely on those around them to help them identifying everyday objects and situations. There is not always someone around to help and it means they are always dependent on having someone around them. The Specular app is an innovative, simple and quick way for a visually impaired person to ask their question and have it answered by someone sighted anywhere in the world. The BeSpecular app also allows visually impaired people to take photos of the object/situation that they need to be identified and ask a sighted person to answer with a reply via a text or voice message.
Stephanie Cowper is co-founder and CEO of BeSpecular, a South African startup that is solving a global problem by connecting thousands of people who can see with those who can't. BeSpecular is often referred to as ‘The Uber for Eyes’ and was rated in the Top 10 Startups Most Likely to Improve Lives at TechCrunch Disrupt London. This South African tech entrepreneur is passionate about technology and improving the world in which we live. Her focus is on accessible technology and being a global disability advocate with an emphasis on the visually impaired and deaf/blind communities.
For more information on Stephanie Cowper and BeSpecular, read her startup story on Lionesses of Africa here. Load the BeSpecular app & help the blind see! Available on iOS and Android. http://www.bespecular.com/download