AT&T Stadium Becomes First Major Venue to Offer Free Aira Access to All
November 15th, 2018
Aira is excited to announce that AT&T Stadium has joined the Aira Access Network to offer free Aira Service for the remainder of the 2018-2019 football season. Aira service will be available to all blind and low-vision football fans for Cowboys home games, as well as concerts and other events hosted at the stadium.
Fans who are blind or have low vision will now be able to get on-demand visual descriptions from live, sighted agents using the video feed from their smartphone camera. Agents can help describe the action on the field, find concessions and stadium services, locate seats, and navigate to and from events. With a peak capacity of over 100,000 spectators, AT&T Stadium has the highest capacity of any NFL stadium.
“AT&T Stadium is one of the biggest venues in the world, and it’s really exciting to see them lead the charge in accessibility for blind and low-vision fans,” said Suman Kanuganti, CEO and Founder of Aira. “Visiting AT&T Stadium is an exhilarating experience, and we are proud that Aira is part of it, bringing the vivid visual experience to everyone.”
Anyone can use Aira at AT&T Stadium – and other Aira Access Locations – by downloading the Aira app to an iPhone or Android smartphone, completing a brief registration, and then connecting to a professional agent.
“Far too long us blind NFL fans relied on our partners and neighbors to describe even the most basic elements of the game,” said Aira Explorer Tim Hornik, who attended the November 5 Monday Night Football Game against the Tennessee Titans. “AT&T, through their Aira Access partnership, finally enabled me to fully enjoy the amazing fan experience they make possible for each and every home game.”
“Our collaboration with Aira has given blind and low vision individuals the ability to do things they never thought possible – from running marathons to navigating busy airports to grocery shopping independently,” said Chris Penrose, President of IoT Solutions at AT&T. “How cool is it that AT&T Stadium is now making the experience of attending a Dallas Cowboys game or a concert accessible to everyone? This is a great example of how IoT technology is enabling solutions for the greater good.”
AI stands for Artificial Intelligence; RA stands for Remote Access. When you put them together you get Aira. Aira is a service that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to connect people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. At the touch of a button, Aira delivers instant access to information, enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence.
Visit aira.io or call 800-835-1934 to learn more.
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