What is a Visual Interpreter?
Much like a video relay interpreter using American Sign Language (ASL) for members of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community, our team of expertly-trained Visual Interpreters provide on-demand visual information for the blind and low vision community. As a Visual Interpreter, using our proprietary technology platform, you will answer live video calls from our blind and low vision customers. You will then assist, one at a time, with real-time tasks in countless unique scenarios. Please note you will not be on camera during these live video calls.
More than a job. A mission. We believe that access to visual information is a human right, rather than a privilege. Our entire company shares a single mission: to make visual information instantly accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Well trained and ready to assist. We’re selected from thousands of applicants and undergo a rigorous training program of self-directed online study and live sessions with experienced agents and Explorer Trainers.
We’re people who love what we do. Our best days are when we’ve made someone else’s day better; that happens every day. We have a positive impact on the world around us.
Here is a video to show what the role encompasses and what it’s like to be a part of Aira.
Reviews from our current Visual Interpreters
“I love the flexibility to schedule my work around my life. This has been invaluable as a homeschool mom. Aira invests in its teammates with continuing education and opportunities for advancement. I started as an Agent and now I work full time in Learning and Development!” – Danielle, Visual Interpreter
“I love having the flexibility to choose my own schedule! No where else have I been able to do such fulfilling work but from the comfort of my own home. Aira makes it easy to become passionate for what I do!” – Noah, Visual Interpreter
“Once upon a time, I found myself in the new position of working in a place where I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about the work. This experience made me realize the critical importance of aligning one’s values with the company’s vision. When a friend and Aira Visual Interpreter told me about Aira, I was excited by the company’s mission to enhance accessibility for the blind and low vision community. It felt like kismet. I thought, “Wow! This is the thing of substance I didn’t realize I’d been searching for. It didn’t take long for my involvement with Aira, initially a side gig, to capture my heart entirely. Eventually, I made the decision to leave my previous career behind in favor of dedicating my energy and passion, full time, to this remarkable company’s mission.” -Belle, Visual Interpreter
Learn more about Aira
- Founded in 2015
- Privately held, profitable, stable company
- Named Time Magazine Best Product of the Year, Fast Company World Changing Idea and called a Godsend by the New York Times
- Built with the Blind and Low Vision Community
- We believe Access is a Human Right
- We are powered by people
- We pursue excellence & hold ourselves accountable for results
- We embrace change and agility
- We act with integrity, transparency, dignity and respect
- We are champions of inclusion, diversity and accessibility