Aira https://aira.io Visual Information On Demand. Wed, 24 Jan 2024 16:24:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://aira.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cropped-aira_logos_CMYK-bluebl-square-512-150x150.png Aira https://aira.io 32 32 Aira’s Quest for Access: My Look Back and Forward https://aira.io/airas-quest-for-access-my-look-back-and-forward/ Wed, 24 Jan 2024 17:00:29 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5800 It is with great excitement and a sense of accomplishment that I reflect on my journey at Aira since joining the leadership team on May 30, 2023. Over the past year, in my role as the Vice President of Blindness Initiatives, I’ve had the privilege of engaging deeply with our community. This includes spending significant […]

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The Aira Connection: Summer 2023 https://aira.io/the-aira-connection-summer-2023/ Sat, 01 Jul 2023 17:14:12 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5526 After six years at Aira, Summer has become my favorite time of year since it means spending time with Explorers and Community Partners. I will spend the next three weeks on the road attending ACB, NFB and DisabilityIN. I look forward to meeting many of you in person so please definitely come to the Aira […]

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Aira Names Geoffrey Peddle Chief Technology Officer https://aira.io/aira-names-geoffrey-peddle-chief-technology-officer/ Tue, 27 Jun 2023 08:00:22 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5520 Aira, the leading global provider of Visual Interpreter Services (VIS), is proud to announce and welcome Geoffrey Peddle to the leadership team. We asked Geoffrey about his background, deep experience in Artificial Intelligence and passion for building high performing tech teams solving hard problems. He shared the following: “All my life I’ve loved to build […]

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Aira Names Everette Bacon Vice President of Blindness Initiatives https://aira.io/aira-names-everette-bacon-vice-president-of-blindness-initiatives/ Tue, 30 May 2023 17:24:16 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5511 Aira, the leading global provider of Visual Interpreter Services, is proud to announce and welcome Everette Bacon to the leadership team. We asked Everette about his background, advocating on behalf of blind people and the new position and he shared the following: Aira believes access to visual information is a right, not a privilege, and […]

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The Aira Connection – March 2023 https://aira.io/march/ Mon, 27 Mar 2023 14:46:55 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5452 Spring is here in the northern hemisphere. We start the season with our new apps. Read all about them and our March Explorer Call.  New Products, Features, and Updates New Aira Explorer App Debuts  Aira Explorer is now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play for both iOS and Android. This app […]

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The Aira Connection – February 2023 https://aira.io/february/ Tue, 28 Feb 2023 12:35:29 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5414 This month we remind our readers to check out our “Afternoon at the Museum” series in honor of Black History Month. You can find the playlist on our YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/c/airaio. February is Low Vision month as well as Heart Health month. We’ve put a lot of heart and vision into our work this month […]

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State of Colorado Becomes Latest Aira Access Partner https://aira.io/colorado/ Thu, 23 Feb 2023 11:12:44 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5398 Every Coloradan deserves equal access to essential state services.  Earlier today, the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado announced the State of Colorado is now an Aira Access Partner, get the full story in this press release and this video. The State of Colorado is offering Aira’s visual interpreting service for blind and low vision Coloradans. This […]

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Aira to Expand Leadership Team, Further Focus on State and Federal Government https://aira.io/february-hiring/ Sat, 18 Feb 2023 13:41:54 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5377 Our mission is to remove visual barriers and make the world more accessible, creating pathways to even greater independence. Making visual interpreting available for all those who seek the benefit,  irrespective of the individual’s ability to pay, is core to Aira’s belief system.   As part of our 2023 strategic plan, we are expanding our leadership […]

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#On My Terms Means More Now than Ever Before https://aira.io/new-mobile-app/ Thu, 16 Feb 2023 16:17:55 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5364 Putting greater choice and control in the hands of our Explorers This post originally appeared on February 16, 2023 and has been updated on March 14, 2023 Update on March 14, 2023. We are pleased to announce the new Aira mobile app will be available in both the Google Play and Apple Stores beginning today, […]

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You Say Potato, I Say Interpreting https://aira.io/interpreting/ Mon, 13 Feb 2023 15:11:48 +0000 https://aira.io/?p=5354 What’s the correct way to talk about what we do at Aira? You’ve probably heard us use the terms visual interpreting and visual interpretation interchangeably. It can be argued that the words “interpreting” and “interpretation” mean essentially the same thing, a form of the verb “interpret” or related nouns. I beg to differ and here’s […]

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