2018

25

May

Portland International Airport: The Latest Terminal to Join Aira’s Growing Airport Network

Portland International Airport has joined major airports in Seattle, Houston (both airports), Minneapolis, and Memphis in introducing Aira technology and services in their facilities to help blind and low-vision travelers more easily navigate the airport.

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23

May

Explorers Receive Live Audio Description of Historic Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle

As millions watched the ceremony on TV worldwide, Aira Explorers received a live description of the royal wedding via Emily, an Aira remote agent. Hear her audio podcast recording, made available courtesy of Peter Lane of Blind Abilities!

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22

May

Aira Explorer in Dallas Uses Aira to Avoid Abandoned Rental Bikes While Walking on Streets

Last year an estimated 18,000 to 20,000 bikes, including rentals,  were scattered throughout the city of Dallas, and blind resident Eric Burton tore his ACL falling over one of them one night. Which is a reason why he joined Aira to receive agent assistance in avoiding such obstacles when walking about the city.

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21

May

Aira Commemorates GAAD With Major Global Announcements

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) saw Aira go global with several key announcements for those with vision loss, including providing:  Aira for free at all airports in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK until May 24; live description of the Royal Wedding; and launching services in Canada and Australia!  

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18

May

In GAAD Announcement, Aira and AT&T Launch Extended Agreement to Enhance Accessibility

AT&T and Aira have extended their partnership in the Internet of Things (IoT) as Aira, with AT&T connectivity, brings its assistive services to Australia, Canada and the U.K.  The announcement was made to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which is meant to raise awareness for digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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18

May

In Recognition of GAAD: AT&T and Aira Announce Global Agreement To Unlock IoT for Good

As part of  Global Accessibility Awareness Day (a time to encourage discussion on how digital access can enhance inclusion for people with disabilities), AT&T and Aira announced that they have extended their agreement to make AT&T the  global data provider for Aira as Aira begins expanding its service to Australia, Canada and the U.K.

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18

May

GAAD Announcement: AT&T to Serve as Aira’s Global Data Provider as Aira Expands to Australia, Canada and UK

In a major announcement on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, AT&T said it has extended its agreement with Aira to be its global data provider as Aira expands to Australia, Canada and the UK. Emphasizing the importance of this, Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti, says, “Bringing accessibility to everyone is the very core of Aira’s mission.”

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11

May

Vision Australia: ‘We Know Aira Can Assist People Who Are Blind to Experience a More Accessible Environment’

In announcing its milestone partnership with Aira today, Vision Australia applauded the heightened independence Aira can provide Australia’s blind and visually impaired population. Said Vision Australia’s Chris Edwards: “We know this technology can assist people who are blind to experience a more accessible environment.”

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11

May

Aira Smart Glasses Giving Australian Explorers New Freedom in Daily Life, News Video Reports

Aira Explorers in Australia are already benefiting significantly from Aira technology now available there through the newly-announced partnership between Aira and the blind and low-vision service, Vision Australia. Watch this video by 7NewsMelbourne to see how Aira is impacting two new Explorers in Melbourne!

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11

May

New Podcast Highlights Aira Explorers and Their Sighted Partners

Derek Daniel, host of the podcast Life After Sight Loss, takes a look at the sighted supporters in Explorer’s lives, including from the perspective of Derek’s sighted wife.

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