2017

13

Dec

12 Explorers to Take the Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll Using Aira

The Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll is a scenic holiday favorite in New Hampshire, and 12 blind and visually impaired Aira users, including Stephanie Hurd, will experience it this weekend thanks to Aira technology and Aira agents.

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12

Dec

In ABC-TV Story, Explorer Hy Cohen Explains How Aira Helps Him ‘See’ What He Cannot

Via Aira’s augmented reality technology, Stockton (CA) dad Hy Cohen, a computer teacher who has been legally blind since birth, tells how he uses Aira to help him “see” what he can’t see.

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11

Dec

In Assisitive Technology Cost Article, U.S. News & World Report Cites Aira’s Innovation

Aira’s innovative technology and services were cited in an article this month by U.S. News & World Report on the cost of assistive technology to help the blind and visually impaired. Also included are comments from the NFB and AFB.

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11

Dec

Explorer Stephanie Hurd: “I’ve Found a Greater Level of Freedom With Aira Glasses”

Whether Stephanie Hurd is at work teaching a technology class for other visually impaired people, traveling for an event or conference, shopping or just hanging out, Aira is becoming a part of every day. “It’s pretty simple,” she tells Blind Abilities, “I found a greater level of freedom and independence for sure with the Aira Glasses.”

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07

Dec

New Look of Independence: Aira Featured in AT&T’s Customer Stories Series

Aira is spotlighted in AT&T’s Customer Stories video series, showcasing how Aira’s technology is bringing  new independence to the BVI community.  Featured in the video are Suman Kanuganti, Aira CEO; Andrew Utt, Aira agent, and Explorer, Krishna Jariwala.

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06

Dec

Aira’s Information Access Makes a Difference for Explorer at American River College

Aira is having “life changing” impact on Tiffany Manosh, a blind instructional assistant in the computer science department at American River College in Sacramento, CA.  There, Aira is assisting her in activities ranging from navigating the campus to helping her excel in her Design Hub internship.

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02

Dec

From On-the-Job Assistance, to Reading Stories to His Daughter, Aira Gives Hy Cohen New Independence

Hy Cohen, member of the Lodi (CA) ADA Advisory Board, is enjoying new-found quality of life since becoming an Aira Explorer, including receiving assistance with essential computer tasks at work, and help reading bedtime stories to his 6-year-old daughter, Serenity.

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01

Dec

apl.de.ap, Well-Known Rapper, Singer and Music Producer, Mentions Aira in Instagram Post

In his recent Instagram post, well-known rapper and musician, apl.de.ap, said: “I got to work with @att and @aira.io on helping the vision impaired and blind #experiencemore about the world around them.”

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01

Dec

‘Life-Changing, Absolutely Life-Changing!’: Two Blind Sisters Describe Their Experiences With Aira

Barbara Lombardi and Betsey Doane of Connecticut — twin sisters who were born blind — say they are enjoying new independence since becoming Aira Explorers. “It’s the freedoms we’ve never known,” Barbara says. Both sisters are ham radio operators, saying that before they began using Aira, their communications were solely by touch and sound.

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28

Nov

Hobson Lane Named Head of Artificial Intelligence at Aira; Will Develop New AI Systems to Assist Blind Users

Hobson Lane,  expert in Autonomous Systems, has joined Aira as Head of Artificial Intelligence. ln his post, he will focus on building a new breed of AI systems that benefit Aira’s blind and visually impaired users. Says Hobson: “These are exciting times for AI,” and its potential to assist the BVI.

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