2018

19

Apr

Paul Schroeder of Aira Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Data Prioritization

Addressing the hot national topic of internet data prioritization,  Paul Schroeder, director of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances at Aira, testified before Congress this month on the importance of prioritization in video download and upload speeds in Aira’s assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired.

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18

Apr

Internet Prioritization: Aira’s Paul Schroeder Testifies on Issue Before Congressional Committee

To provide Congress with insight on the issue of internet prioritization and its impact on the quality of 5G networks used by tech companies for video transmission, Paul Schroeder, Aira’s Director of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, was one of 4 experts to testify on the topic before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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18

Apr

In Pro-ADA Article, Independent Living Executive Writes That Aira Is a ‘Game Changer’ in Enhancing Her Life

Writing recently in the San Francisco Examiner on the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assistive technologies, Jessie Lorenz, executive director of the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco, had words of  praise for Aira–calling it “a game changer” and “liberating” for her as a user.

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18

Apr

Aira Launches Promotion of its Retail Network to Enhance Shopping Experience for Those With Vision Loss

Aira’s Retail Network gives retailers a chance to deliver an outstanding shopping experience for their blind and visually impaired shoppers –while helping these stores become ADA-compliant. Blind shoppers visiting partnering network stores can connect to Aira services for myriad levels of assistance — from navigating aisles and locating items, to checking out.

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16

Apr

Follow the Results of the Boston Marathon!

The 2018 Boston Marathon kicked off today, with Aira technology and services helping to make the event the most accessible for blind and visually impaired runners in history. Aira Explorer runners wearing the new Aira Horizon smart glasses for course navigation during the race included Erich Manser, Kendra Hart and Tim Hornick!

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15

Apr

Kevin Phelan of Aira Interviewed By Boston Neighborhood Network on Aira’s Partnership With Marathon 2018

In the days leading up to the Boston Marathon, Kevin Phelan, Aira’s VP of Sales and Marketing, was interviewed by Boston Neighborhood Network’s Disability News & Views program on the joint project between Aira and the City of Boston to provide Aira’s sighted guide service during the 2018 Marathon.

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12

Apr

MedTech Boston Spotlights Aira as Among Top 4 Digital Health Startups Using IoT Applications

The publication, MedTech Boston featured Aira recently as among the top 4 digital health startup companies using the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve healthcare. IoT is defined as  networking capability that allows information to be sent to and received from objects and devices using the Internet.

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12

Apr

Aira Partnership Turns Boston Into an ‘Aira Smart City’ During 2018 Marathon for People Who Are Blind

Through partnership with Boston, Aira’s app and agent assistance will be available for free use throughout the city during Boston Marathon weekend for people who are blind or have low vision. Said Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti: “We’re so proud to be working with the city to bring this partnership to life, making Boston even more accessible.”

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12

Apr

Aira Named Among Best New Innovations in 2018 Edison Awards

Aira has been selected a bronze winner in the 2018 Edison Awards competition, it was announced recently in New York City.  Being recognized with an Edison is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. Aira received its award in the category of Vision Enhancement.

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12

Apr

Aira Speaks at the Prestigious ‘Internet of Things Summit’ in San Francisco

Aira Chief Technology Officer, Sujeeth Kanuganti spoke on Aira’s transformative technology recently at the Internet of Things (IoT) Summit, a gathering representing some of the top minds in IoT.  Sujeeth presented on how Aira is providing “Instant Access to Information for the Blind Through IoT.”

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