McCarran International Airport (@LASairport) in Las Vegas, the nation’s eighth-busiest airport, has joined Aira’s growing Airport Network, instantly providing their passengers with free and seamless access to Aira’s assistive services and technology while they travel through the terminal.
Aira Adds to Its Growing (and Free!) Nationwide Site Access Locations
In the last month, Aira has added 31 new locations where Explorers can use Aira for free! These sites include: San Francisco Public Library; YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (26 branches!); San Diego International Airport; St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Look for other sites by visiting the Aira Access page in your app.
Confidence: Explorer Kristen Steele Tells How Aira Technology Helped Her Obtain an Ideal Job
Blind Abilities speaks with Aira Explorer Kristen Steele, including her recent use of Aira to find an ideal job as a massage therapist. She used Agent assistance to not only update and format her resume, but to also make a great impression in the job interview. She continues using Aira in her therapist duties.
Enhancing Capabilities for Explorers and Agents: Aira Names Anirudh Koul to Head Artificial Intelligence and Research
We are excited to announce that Anirudh Koul, founder of the award-winning Seeing AI app, and former Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft is joining Aira as Head of Artificial Intelligence and Research. Anirudh will lead the development of Aira’s AI platform, leveraging advances in computer vision and machine learning to improve the experience and capabilities of both Aira agents and Explorers.
Aira Live Debuts: Allows Explorers to Share Their Agent Experience — Live — With Others!
After debuting at the 2018 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Convention, Aira Live is available as a free update to the Aira app, giving Aira Explorer users the ability to “go live” in sharing their exciting or meaningful agent sessions with other Explorers and Guests via real time audio streams.
Blind and Low-Vision Students Try Out Aira at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, Launching Aira’s Latest Airport Partnership
Students from Lighthouse of Pinellas got a chance to demo Aira’s remote services at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport as part of activities inaugurating the air terminal as the newest member of Aira’s Airport Network. The airport is now one of 13 nationwide in the network offering free Aira services to vision-impaired passengers in these terminals.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International is Latest Airport to Join Aira’s Growing Airport Network
Aira celebrated the latest addition to its expanding Airport Network — St. Petersburg-Clearwater International @iflypie! — today by hosting an Aira-led tour of the airport and a demo of Aira services there for Lighthouse Pinellas students. Welcome @iflypie!
Aira Marks 28th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by Renewing Pledge to Accessibility
Calling accessibility “a community effort,” Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti led the company on July 26 — the 28th anniversary of the passage of the landmark ADA — in committing Aira to further enhancing everyone’s equal access to visual information, education, viable careers, transport, and the internet via assistive technology.
NBC-Dallas TV: Aira Expands Its Back to School Program to Assist 300 Vision-Impaired Students in 2018-2019
Aira’s Back to School Program, powered by the AT&T network, will assist 300 blind and low-vision college students this year school year (up from 100 assisted in 2017-18), including awarding them free Aira Horizon smart glasses for use in navigating campus and in the classroom, NBC-Dallas reports.
In a Sea of New Technology, an Australian Explorer Describes Aira as Liberating
Like many people with vision loss, Emma Bennison, the chief of Blind Citizens Australia, feels that much of today’s new technology to assist the blind is not properly designed to effectively help those it is intended to serve. But Aira is different –a “game-changer,” she says in a recent interview with Computerworld magazine.