2018

13

Feb

Aira Included in Article on How Technology is Assisting Special Needs Travelers at Airports Worldwide

Citing Aira’s Access Airport Network partnerships at terminals in Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Houston, the publication Airport Technology included Aira in a comprehensive article on how technology is helping special needs travelers at airports globally.

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13

Feb

‘Aira is Like Having a Sighted Person With You’: Explorer at Perkins Describes Her Aira Experience

In an interview with Metro US, Kim Charlson, executive director of the Perkins Library at  Perkins School for the Blind, talks about her experience using Aira on and off the Perkins campus.  Says Kim: “Aira is only limited by the things you can think to ask the service to do.”

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09

Feb

‘Master Blind Chef’ Christine Ha and Other Explorers on Hand as Aira Airport Access Network Expands to Houston

Bush Intercontinental Airport  and Hobby Airport in Houston are the third and fourth airports in the country, and the first terminals in Texas, to join Aira’s growing Airport Access Network. Watch this video from the Houston Chronicle as Christine Ha demonstrates the new freedom the Houston network partnership affords blind and low-vision travelers.

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09

Feb

CGTN America: Aira Provides Vision On Demand For Those Who Are Blind And Visually Impaired

In an interview with Aira Explorer Robert Stigile, CGTN America demonstrates how Aira smart glass technology and agents help those with vision loss see through the eyes of others. “It is an incredible experience,” says Robert.

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08

Feb

Taking Flight: Two Major Houston Airports Are Latest to Join Aira’s Growing Airport Network

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston are the latest additions to Aira’s Airport Network. The Houston partnership enables Explorers to use Aira technology free of charge within the two terminals.  To celebrate the agreement, Aira is offering a free 30-day trial of Aira to all new Texas Explorers!

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08

Feb

Aira’s ‘Free Acess’ Airport Network Expansion to Houston Garners Notable News Coverage

Aira’s recent Airport Access Network expansion to Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston attracted key news coverage in the Houston area, including from the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, KTRK-ABC, KIAH-CW39 ,KHOU-CBS, and  Univision.com.  

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07

Feb

Explorer Couple Use Aira to Receive Fetal Ultrasound Description of Their Upcoming Child

In what has got to be one of the most memorable ways of using Aira, Allison and Darrell Hilliker used the technology and assistance of an Aira agent to receive a description of the fetal anatomy ultrasound of their upcoming baby. Hear  the couple’s heartwarming account in this audio recording, courtesy of Blind Access Journal.

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06

Feb

Forbes: Aira Turns Airport Experiences From Daunting to Inviting for Blind and Low Vision Travelers

Aira technology and assistive agents take the chaos and confusion out of airport experiences for those with vision loss, reports Forbes magazine.

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06

Feb

Blind Access Journal’s ‘Real World’ Podcast Series Spotlights How Explorers Deal With Everyday Situations Using Aira

In their latest “Real World” podcast episode, Explorers Allison and Darrell Hilliker demonstrate working with an Aira agent to locate the cane of their 2-year-old daughter Allyssa and the restroom in their local public library.

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05

Feb

Aira Explorers Tune In for Live Description of Super Bowl Game With Aira Agents

To share in the excitement of Super Bowl LII, Explorers were invited to listen in as Aira agents Patrick and Emily provided a best-in-class live audio description of the game to football fan and Aira Explorer, Greg Stilson, while Greg attended the big game in Minneapolis, MN.

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