With Growth Comes Change

It is with mixed emotions that I announce a key departure.  Ryan Bishop, whom many of you know as Aira’s Product Manager and more recently as our Head of IT, will be leaving Aira and joining APH, The American Printing House for the Blind, as the Director of Customer Experience. Ryan has had a presence […]

We’re Listening

Last Monday we published new prices for our service, having shared we would do so six months ago.  I’ve heard loud and clear that some of the community is not pleased with me and the communications approach we’ve taken.  Rather than defend any of our actions, I’ll take full responsibility as the CEO and leader […]

Aira Introduces New Plans and Prices

Expanded Subscriptions Types, and Investments to Support Our Community As we’re sure you’ve learned by now, we announced that our monthly subscription prices would increase in early 2023. This, along with recent changes to our free service, share one goal—to build a healthy, sustainable visual interpreting accommodation service. This article explains the rationale behind this […]

Laying the Ground Work for a Strong 2023  

In August we announced general changes would be coming to Aira’s service.  Our number one goal is to build a sustainable visual interpreting accommodation service to ensure that Aira remains on solid financial footing despite fluctuations in all things around us.   Since our early days, we have invested considerable sums of money to provide “free” […]

Quick Reference

Summary of Changes to the 2022 Intro, Standard, Advanced, Community, and the Aira Legacy Plans and Your Options How to use this Quick Reference Once you have checked either in your Aira app or on your monthly invoice and know the name of your Aira plan, find that plan name below and read the short […]

The Path to Self-Sufficiency Starts with Accessibility, says Serina Gilbert

Many companies simply don’t know where to start when it comes to accessible design. We’re on a mission to change that – one Explorer at a time! We recently sat down with Serina Gilbert, the State of Colorado’s Program Manager for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), to learn more about how accessibility has played […]

How Kathryn Webster Owns Her Own Story, and Her Advice for Other Blind and Low Vision Employees

Blind and low vision individuals are woefully underrepresented in the workforce, but even more so when it comes to non blindness fields like business and finance. As an MBA student and management consultant in corporate America, Kathryn Webster is used to being the only blind person in the room – but she’s on a mission […]

Greg Stilson on What Organizations Stand to Gain When They Prioritize Accessibility

It’s no secret that blind and low vision individuals face heightened barriers when it comes to securing workplace opportunities and advancement. Join us in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we spotlight individuals who overcome these barriers through assistive technologies like Aira.  We sat down with avid technologist, experienced product manager, and busy father […]