Feedback from customers (including those with visual impairment and disabilities) indicate that new accessibility features (e.g. the Aira app) being tested by MTA and New York City Transit at the Jay St.-Metro Lab Station in downtown Brookyn have great potential to make subway stations more accessible for riders of all abilities.
Aira Receives IAUD’s Gold Award for Excellence in Universal Design
In the category of Communication Design, Aira has received the 2019 Gold Award from the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) for: Powering Inclusion for Blind, Low-Vision Individuals Through Business Partnerships and Human AI Technology.
Informative and Lively: Aira Website Publishes its 20th Blog
Covering a wide range of timely issues for Explorers and other readers, Aira’s website blog reached a milestone recently with the publication of its 20th blog! Content is also shared on Aira’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, so check it out!
The Blind Life YouTube Channel Reviews Aira With Host Sam Seavey
The Blind Life, a YouTube Channel for those with visual impairment, recently reviewed Aira and its services with the channel’s host Sam Seavey whose guests also included Aira Explorers.
Explorer Ulysses Garcia Uses Aira Agent Assistance to Publish First Book
Using remote assistance from Aira Agents to help design the cover and typeset and format his manuscript, Ulysses Garcia, blind since birth, was able to self-publish his first book. The book, Your First Flight, was published Dec. 21, 2019 and is available on Amazon.
Salt Lake City Mayor Joins Blind and Low-Vision Community in Unveiling Aira Access
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, with members of Salt Lake’s blind and low-vision community, celebrated the launch of Aira Access across city and county buildings, the airport and other municipal facilities recently.
Leading Retail Publication Praises Aira-Target Access Expansion for Blind Shoppers
Just in time for the holidays, Chainstore Age — a leading publication in the retail industry — featured a major story highlighting the recent partnership between Aira and Target that expands accessibility for blind and low-vision shoppers to 600 Target stores across the U.S.
Blogger in Ireland Writes ‘the Most Comprehensive Review of Aira’
A blogger in Dublin, Ireland with the pen name of Digital Darragh is said by some to have written “the most comprehensive review of Aira” after agents assisted him in a variety of tasks ranging from navigating a sprawling arboretum to cooking for his kids.
Aira Listed as Among Top 4 Wearable Devices Assisting Older Adults
As wearable devices become more prevalent in an increasingly computerized world, the availability of such tecnology for assisting the elderly is also on the rise. The San Diego Union Tribune identified Aira as one of 4 devices that are having an impact.
Minneapolis Star Tribune Features Aira User Steve Decker in Target Stores Roll Out
Steven Decker, an Aira user and the lead accessibility consultant at Target, was featured using the Aira app to navigate the downtown Minneapolis Target store as the Aira Access pilot with Target expanded to 600 stores this week.