Bradford and Bryan Manning, brothers who have been vision impaired since childhood, are now founders of a New York City-based apparel manufacturing company where they are being assisted as blind business owners through Aira’s recently launched partnership with Intuit. Read their story in Inc. magazine!
Aira and Intuit’s Access QuickBooks: Empowering Success for Blind and Low-Vision Small Business Owners
Many people who are blind or low vision are starting businesses of their own. To enhance their business success, Aira has launched an exciting partnership with Intuit’s Access QuickBooks that provides heightened access to assistive technology, thereby increasing owners’ independence, efficiency and confidence on the job.
NPR’s ‘Here and Now’ Program Features Aira as Among Best New Technologies for the Blind
On NPR’s “Here and Now” program, Brian Charlson, director of technology at the Carroll Center for the Blind, demonstrated Aira’s smart glasses as among the most innovative new technologies available on the market to enhance independence and mobility for those who are blind and low vision.
Healthcare Global Ranks Aira as the #1 Healthcare Startup for 2018
Looking at Aira and the other top healthcare startups that were originally published on CNBC’s recent “Upstart 100” list, Healthcare Global (a leading digital magazine covering the healthcare industry), has ranked Aira as the #1 healthcare startup of 2018.
In Comcast Interview, Eric Bridges of the ACB Explains How Aira’s Smart Technology is Making a Difference
Eric Bridges, Executive Director of the American Council of the Blind, is interviewed on Comcast’s NewsMakers program on how Aira technology is increasing his organization’s efforts to enhance independence and quality of life for the blind and visually impaired community. (See 4:47 of this video.)
CNBC Names Aira as Among the 100 Promising Young Startups to Watch
In its exclusive listing called “The Upstart 100”, CNBC includes Aira as among the “promising 100 young start-up companies that are building brands and breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names.” Congratulations Team Aira!
Aira Observes White Cane Day This Month With Historical Perspective and Participation in Key Events
In a blog by Aira team member, Marc da Motta, the importance of White Cane Day is described in showing how far we’ve come (and how far we have to go) in realizing independence/equality for blind individuals. The article also describes key events Aira will be participating in this month to observe the occasion.
UK Explorer, Holly Scott-Gardner: ‘There is No Real Limit to What Aira Agents Can Assist With’
In her recent blog titled “How Augmented Reality is Enhancing My Life”, UK Explorer, Holly Scott-Gardner describes how Aira technology and agents are enhancing independence in everything from tackling inaccessibility to taking photos and shopping online.
MarketWatch: AT&T Announces Largest Deployment of Free Aira Service
AT&T and Aira use groundbreaking technology to bring retail experience to blind and low-vision shoppers at over 5,300 AT&T retail locations.
Jonathan Mosen Joins Aira as Vice President, Explorer Communications and Australasia
Warm welcome to Jonathan Mosen, Aira’s new VP, Explorer Communications and Australasia. Internationally, he is known for founding and directing ACB Radio, directing Blindness Product Management at HumanWare, holding various product management and communications roles at Freedom Scientific, and as founder of his company, Mosen Consulting.