In the last month, Aira has added 31 new locations where Explorers can use Aira for free! These sites include: San Francisco Public Library; YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (26 branches!); San Diego International Airport; St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Look for other sites by visiting the Aira Access page in your app.
Confidence: Explorer Kristen Steele Tells How Aira Technology Helped Her Obtain an Ideal Job
Blind Abilities speaks with Aira Explorer Kristen Steele, including her recent use of Aira to find an ideal job as a massage therapist. She used Agent assistance to not only update and format her resume, but to also make a great impression in the job interview. She continues using Aira in her therapist duties.
Enhancing Capabilities for Explorers and Agents: Aira Names Anirudh Koul to Head Artificial Intelligence and Research
We are excited to announce that Anirudh Koul, founder of the award-winning Seeing AI app, and former Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft is joining Aira as Head of Artificial Intelligence and Research. Anirudh will lead the development of Aira’s AI platform, leveraging advances in computer vision and machine learning to improve the experience and capabilities of both Aira agents and Explorers.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International is Latest Airport to Join Aira’s Growing Airport Network
Aira celebrated the latest addition to its expanding Airport Network — St. Petersburg-Clearwater International @iflypie! — today by hosting an Aira-led tour of the airport and a demo of Aira services there for Lighthouse Pinellas students. Welcome @iflypie!
Aira Marks 28th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by Renewing Pledge to Accessibility
Calling accessibility “a community effort,” Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti led the company on July 26 — the 28th anniversary of the passage of the landmark ADA — in committing Aira to further enhancing everyone’s equal access to visual information, education, viable careers, transport, and the internet via assistive technology.
Enhancing College Success for Blind Students: Aira’s Back to School Program Returns for 2018-2019 Year
Aira’s successful Back to School program (#AiraBTS18), connected by the AT&T Network, will return for the 2018-2019 year, granting students and teachers who are blind and low vision with free access to Aira’s technology and services. The announcement was made at a special event at AT&T headquarters this month in Dallas.
Aira Touted as An Asset in Assisting the Blind to Succeed on the Job
Explorer Lori Thompson is interviewed by Job Insights Extra, a podcast by Blind Abilities, on her successful adjustment on the job as a person who is blind, including how she uses Aira at work.
Historic Day for Us: Aira Goes 24/7 to Explorers on July 30!
Effective 10 p.m., July 30, 2018, Aira Agents became available 24/7! This means, all Explorers will be able to connect with an Agent at any time. “This is no easy achievement,” says Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti, “and it comes with the commitment, and continued high-quality that our community seeks from our agents.”
‘Let’s Welcome the Generation of New Accessibility, Together!’ Suman Urges Audience at #NFB18
In his keynote address at the 2018 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Convention, Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti urged members to usher in a “generation of new accessibility” with Aira. The event also included important Aira announcements and experiences, such as: Aira Live, Aira Brand Guidelines, Aira-Intuit partnership, Site Access, Chloe and more!
Texas Medical Center Spotlights Aira’s ‘Hey Chloe’
Texas Medical Center’s publication, TMC News, highlights how Aira collaborated with the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health (located in the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute) to develop a medication bottle reader for the blind through “Hey Chloe,” — Aira’s AI agent.