Troy Otillio, Aira COO, and Sassy Outwater, Aira Explorer and Director of Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, talked to key leaders at the Technology Executive Council Summit in NYC about the challenges and needs for brick-and-mortar and digital brands to provide usability and accessibility.
Aira’s Paul Schroeder Discusses Mobility Issues at DOT Summit in DC
With U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao attending, Paul Schroeder, Aira VP of Public Policy & Strategy, presented at DOT’s Access and Mobility for All Summit. Paul discussed enabling complete trips for all travelers #OnMyTerms.
Emily Hill of Aira: Five Principles for Managing, Motivating A Remote Workforce
Emily Hill, Aira’s Agent Operations Manager, shares the five principles she uses to build the foundation for managing our nationwide team of stellar Aira Agents.
Keep Updated on the Full List of Free Aira Access Locations
As you know, we are continually adding new Aira Access locations where blind and low-vision users can access Aira services for free. For an up-to-date listing of these networks and partners — including retail, airports and campuses — click below.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Becomes First Hospital to Offer Aira Services
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, located in Somerville, NJ, is the first hospital in the nation to offer Aira services for blind and low-vision patients and visitors. The free services can guide users throughout the hospital and assist with other visual information tasks.
MTA — North America’s Largest Transportation Network — Joins Aira Acess!
In partnership with Aira Access, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has launched a three-month pilot to make Aira services available for free to blind and low-vision travelers at all 496 MTA subway stations and all 13K bus routes. Watch the video!
‘Where I’m Supposed to Be’: How Aira Agent Kyle Kozlowski Found His ‘Dream Job’
Writing in the recent issue of the Aira Newsletter, Kyle Kozlowski describes how he went against the grain to follow his own path, which led him to his “dream job” as an Aira Agent.
Aira and BlindSquare Partner to Solve for the Final Frustrating 50 Feet of a Journey
BlindSquare, one of the most popular GPS informational apps used by the blind community, has partnered with Aira to make accessing Aira Agents even easier. The app, integrated with Aira and available on iOS via the App Store, can auto-detect the 100’s of Aira free access areas, or contact an agent merely by saying, “Aira”.
Aira Access Comes to Vancouver International Airport
Aira expanded its commitment to making air travel easier for blind and low-vision passengers when it added Vancouver Airport (YVR) to its growing list of Access Airports, where such travelers gain access to Aira for free.
Aira Encourages Explorer Community to Join Dialogue Addressing Public Transportation Barriers
Aira Explorers are asked to provide their input in a month-long dialogue sponsored jointly by the Federal Transit Administration and Office of Disability Employment Policy that seeks ideas on how to improve access to public transit for persons with disabilities. The exchange also offers the chance to express how Aira helps address such access issues.