Aira at CES 2018 Offers Unlimited Service for Blind and Low Vision

December 29th, 2017

The letters CES superimposed on blue, green, and yellow geometric shapes. Las Vegas Strip in the background.

The letters CES superimposed on blue, green, and yellow geometric shapes. Las Vegas Strip in the background.

As the tech world gears up for CES, we are excited to announce that CES 2018in Las Vegas, January 9–12, will feature complimentary, unlimited Aira service for attendees who are blind and low vision. Anyone using Aira at CES will get free access to the service throughout the event space, which spans a total area of 2.6 million square feet.

Unlimited Aira service intends to make travel easier throughout the large exhibit areas, function spaces, and presentations that comprise the four-day event. It will also allow people who are blind and low vision to further experience the showfloor interactive activities, some of which are visually rich, and immerse themselves in the technologies on display.

“Our goal by doing this is to push the levels of rich experiences available at CES, equally to all visitors,” said Suman Kanuganti, CEO of Aira. “By this act we also encourage the broader tech community to engineer products that are accessible to people of all abilities.”

At CES 2017, Aira was recognized by some of the largest names in the industry, such as “Best New Technology” by PC Magazine, and “Best Startup @ CES” by Engadget. Aira was named Startup of the Year at the Consumer Technology Association’s Innovation Entrepreneur Awards, and received the “Eureka Park Accessibility Award” by the CTA Foundation, whose mission is to mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives.

At this year’s event, catch our CTO, Sujeeth Kanuganti talking about Augmented Reality on January 10, 2018.