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Aira Celebrates GAAD with Global Expansion Announcements

May 17th, 2018

Pictured are Aira and CNIB members, including guide dog, standing outside of a storefront window display in Canada for CNIB. The window has a horizontal sign that says #smashingbarriers.

Pictured are Aira and CNIB members, including guide dog, standing outside of a storefront window display in Canada for CNIB. The window has a horizontal sign that says #smashingbarriers.

Every year, the third Thursday of May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This year, GAAD was today, May 17. Aira has a lot to celebrate and share, all related to GAAD. You can follow our exciting news on our Twitter page @airaio. Here’s a recap in case you missed any of our announcements today.

#AiraGoesGlobal

Going global is a historic moment for us. It embodies our continuous pursuit to provide instant access to visual information for anyone, anytime, anywhere. Please join our celebrations (and conversation) on Twitter using #AiraGoesGlobal.

Aira Global Announcements

Try Aira at Any Airport Until May 24

As part of our GAAD celebrations, we’re offering Aira for free at all airports in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK! There’s still time to participate as this promotion ends on May 24, at 10pm Pacific Time.

Tune into a Live Aira Description of the Royal Wedding

The world is excited about the Royal Wedding tomorrow, so we will be doing a live description of the broadcast to include everyone in the festivities! We will be covering the ceremony on May 19, from 4-5am Pacific Time [12-1pm British Summer Time]. Simply use the appropriate Royal Wedding Aira Live Description time and dial-in phone number from the list below:

  • Date & Time Pacific Time: May 19, 4am-5am
  • Date & Time Eastern Time: May 19, 7am-8am
  • Date & Time British Summer Time: May 19, 12-1pm
  • Dial in + ID, US: +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free), Webinar ID 858 897 364
  • Dial in + ID, UK: +44 (0) 80 0031 5717 (Toll Free), Webinar ID 858 897 364
  • Dial in + ID, CA: +1 855 703 8985 (Toll Free), Webinar ID 858 897 364
  • Dial in + ID, AUS: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088, Webinar ID 858 897 364
  • Dial in + ID, NZ: +64 800 002 260 (Toll Free), Webinar ID 858 897 364

The Webinar ID for the above dial-in phone numbers is 858 897 364.

Aira Launched in Australia

We announced our partnership with Vision Australia and the news of Aira being launched in Australia, our first location outside of the USA. The week of May 7, Kevin Phelan, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, and Amy Bernal, VP of Customer Experience, made personal appearances at each launch event in Australia. Vision Australia wrote about Aira here.  

To sign up visit: https://aira.io/australia

Aira Strikes Global Deal with AT&T

Kevin Phelan talked about our new, global deal with AT&T: “As a startup, AT&T’s global network is important in our continuous pursuit to remove barriers”. And Suman Kanuganti, CEO of Aira, stated in this article “We chose GAAD to make this announcement because bringing accessibility to everyone forms the very core of Aira’s mission.”

Aira Launched in Canada

We announced our partnership with CNIB as part of GAAD celebrations. This moment truly embodied our hashtag #AiraGoesGlobal by making Aira’s groundbreaking service available to more people around the world.

To sign up visit: https://aira.io/plans

As Aira becomes available to more people in more countries, we can’t help but get excited. This week brought us one step closer to making the world a more accessible place to live in.

Happy exploring from all of us at Aira!

 

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