Feedback from customers (including those with visual impairment and disabilities) indicate that new accessibility features (e.g. the Aira app) being tested by MTA and New York City Transit at the Jay St.-Metro Lab Station in downtown Brookyn have great potential to make subway stations more accessible for riders of all abilities.
Explorer Ulysses Garcia Uses Aira Agent Assistance to Publish First Book
Using remote assistance from Aira Agents to help design the cover and typeset and format his manuscript, Ulysses Garcia, blind since birth, was able to self-publish his first book. The book, Your First Flight, was published Dec. 21, 2019 and is available on Amazon.
Salt Lake City Mayor Joins Blind and Low-Vision Community in Unveiling Aira Access
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, with members of Salt Lake’s blind and low-vision community, celebrated the launch of Aira Access across city and county buildings, the airport and other municipal facilities recently.
Aira’s Story is Posted With Remote Software Solutions Leader, TeamViewer
Aira has chosen TeamViewer, a leader in remote software solutions, as its remote access provider to enhance online task assistance for Aira Explorers. As a TeamViewer customer, Aira has its story posted on the TeamViewer website.
Aira Explorers Tim Hornik and Paul Mimms Featured on ‘Today Show’ Veterans Day Tribute
As part of Veterans Day, the NBC Today Show featured two Aira Explorers in the same segment: retired Army veteran Tim Hornik who suffered severe visual impairment while serving in Iraq, and Navy veteran Paul Mimms who became visually impaired in an accident aboard ship while serving in Vietnam.
Aira and BlindSquare Partner to Solve for the Final Frustrating 50 Feet of a Journey
BlindSquare, one of the most popular GPS informational apps used by the blind community, has partnered with Aira to make accessing Aira Agents even easier. The app, integrated with Aira and available on iOS via the App Store, can auto-detect the 100’s of Aira free access areas, or contact an agent merely by saying, “Aira”.
A Company to Watch: Aira Makes Fortune’s 2019 ‘Change the World’ List
Aira, in being included on Fortune magazine’s prestigious Change the World List for 2019, was also named among the world’s most promising tech firms to watch in the future. Fortune cited the impact Aira is already having on the blind community and the planet –e.g. impacting college success and employment for blind and low-vision users! […]
In Video, University Student Jessica Karim Praises Aira Agents’ Assistance Through Back to School Program
In her video on YouTube, Adelphi University sophmore Jessica Karim gives viewers a demonstration of Aira, including how Aira agents, via the company’s Back to School Program, assist her and other blind and low-vision college students in adjusting to campus life — from navigating campus, to academic classwork and dorm life.
Proud to Welcome Toronto Pearson as the First Aira Airport Access Partner in Canada!
Toronto Pearson is the first airport in Canada to offer innovative technology to improve accessibility for travelers with sight loss — a key step to enhancing airport accessibility for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, Toronto Pearson said today in a joint announcement with Aira. Welcome Toronto to the Aira Access family!
Aira Receives Prestigious Robert S. Bray Award at ACB National Convention
Aira Founder and President, Suman Kanuganti received ACB’s Robert Bray Award on behalf of Aira recently at the ACB National Convention in recognition of expanding access and inclusion for people with vision loss.