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!
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.
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.
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.
Campus Technology: UC San Diego Becomes First Aira-Enabled University in the United States
The publication, Campus Technology, features Aira Explorer and UC San Diego student Jimmy Cong in a story announcing that UC San Diego has become the first Aira-enabled university in the U.S., offering free access to Aira services for vision-impaired members of the entire UCSD campus community, including students, staff and faculty.
Aira and Intuit Partner to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Small Business Owners
Through the newly-launched Aira and Intuit Small Business Access Initiative, starting October 17th, if you are a blind or low-vision small business owner, you can use Aira for free to complete tasks related to running your business. The offer will be available to both subscribing Aira Explorers and Guests.
Glassdoor Ranks Aira as One of the ‘Coolest’ Startups to Work For Today
Glassdoor, a leading online reviewer of companies and their management, has ranked Aira as among the 15 coolest startup companies to work for now. In compiling this list of hot companies, Glassdoor cites these startups’ fast-moving, tight-knit team environment and innovative spirit — plus the fact that they are currently hiring. Congrats, Aira!
From AT&T to Wegmans and Lyft: Vox Magazine Article Highlights Aira’s Recent Successful Ventures
AT&T has began offering the Aira service at its more than 5,000 stores across the US. When customers (or guests) with blindness or low vision walk into any AT&T store, they can use the Aira service for free. This is just one successful venture highlighted in Vox’s recent article with Aira!
Aira Launches Smart City Website to Encourage Accessibility Across Municipalities Nationwide
Encouraging accessibility city-wide for people who are blind and low-vision, Aira has launched its Smart City Network website for municipalities across America. Setting up an Aira Smart City easy. All cities have to do is purchase a pre-paid “brick” of minutes to be used by their blind and low-vision community.