Aira Brings Remote Assistance Service to U.S. Science and Engineering Festival

Brittany Carambio
Apr 5, 2018 · 2 min read

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. students and the public in the power and potential of technology.”

Larry founded the San Diego Science Festival in 2009, and launched the first U.S. Science Festival the following year. The event has grown enormously since then, and we at Aira want to ensure that attendees who are blind or low vision can take advantage of the service to further immerse themselves in the exhibits and presentations that take place throughout the weekend.

“Larry Bock encouraged Aira to build products that empowered and enabled people of all abilities. We always talked about bringing access to STEM for people who are blind or low vision. As a tech company, it means a lot to us to be able to honor Larry’s legacy by expanding access to events like this, which encourage young people to pursue their interest in STEM fields.”

Aira invites students, parents, and enthusiasts to take advantage of Aira as-needed during the event, without deducting minutes from their regular plan. For those who are not yet explorers, take advantage of our guest program by using Aira on their smartphone. Click here for instructions on how to sign up.

Learn more about the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival at

“The Festival focuses on meeting a critical need in America: motivating and invigorating the next generation of young innovators about science and engineering and, at the same time, expanding the public’s appreciation and understanding of science and technology.”

– Founder, Larry Bock


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