A proven accommodation to improve student retention rate

Approximately 60% of blind and low-vision students who enter college don't graduate. Outside of academic challenges, these students face additional hurdles, such as campus navigation, understanding building layouts, and self-confidence.

Of the students who used Aira, 92%* of them chose to continue on to the following year of their educational journey.

*Aira Back to School Program 2018

Download the app

It's free to download and available in the Apple App and Google Play stores.

Create an account

All that is needed is a mobile number to get started. No credit cards, no commitments, no problems.

Connect with a real person

With all calls under five minutes free, there's nothing to lose and everything to gain.

What can Aira do?

Academics

  • Reading class handouts
  • Real-time description of videos
  • Manage online interactions
  • Formatting documents

Campus Life

  • Reading bulletin boards
  • Describing plays, concerts, and sports
  • Finding classrooms
  • Using vending & laundry machines

Social

  • Exploring off-campus areas
  • Shopping at grocery stores
  • Ordering Uber or Lyft
  • Reading menus in restaurants

Aira’s Impact

"High drop-out rates for students who are blind and visually impaired happen not because they don't want to go to college, but because of a complex web of factors — from technology skill shortfalls to not being exposed to demanding expectations, in and out of the classroom."

Dave Power, CEO of Perkins School for the Blind

Resources available for download

Click the following button to download more information for your students. Inside you'll find an accessible PDF, email template, training video.