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Aira is proud to announce that we are the recipients of a 2018 Edison Award, celebrating acheivements in technological innovation. Named in honor of famed inventor Thomas A. Edison, the Edison Awards showcase best-of-breed technology in a wide variety of categories, including consumer goods, energy, health, and transportation. Past winners include SpaceX, Nike, FitBit, Intuit, and Nest.

Mission Statement:

To be a leader in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world. …

Aira Forges Partnership with City of Boston to Offer Service at one of the World’s Premier Sporting Events

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City of Boston & Aira — Making the 2018 Boston Marathon the most accessible in the world. Sign up today: The mayor of Boston’s seal in the lower right.

Today, Aira announces details of a partnership with the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, enabling free access to Aira in Boston, April 9th, through April 17th. People who are blind or low vision will be able to use Aira’s service via smartphone, for free all week to experience One Boston Day and the Boston Marathon more independently.

Throughout the week, individuals who are blind or low vision can download the Aira app and use it to connect to a remote, sighted agent to access information on-demand. Agents can provide visual descriptions of surroundings and activities, including all the action of the race and events taking place in and around the city. On request, Aira agents can access websites, digital maps, rideshare apps, and other helpful resources on your behalf at the click of a button. …

More than 350,000 people will attend the event in Washington, DC this weekend

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Suman Kanuganti and Larry Bock.

Aira is excited to announce that the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 7th and 8th, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, will feature free Aira service. We will be turning the event into an Aira pop-up to allow current explorers and guests the opportunity to use Aira to experience this amazing event, at no cost.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is near and dear to our hearts. It’s founder, the late Larry Bock, was one of Aira’s earliest investors, champions, and mentors and its first chairman. After attending similar events while traveling abroad to Europe and Asia with his family, Bock was inspired to build a similar festival in the United States, to “ignite the interest of U.S. …


Brittany Carambio

Marketing, comms, and PR at Making the world a better place through AI + AR assistive tech.

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