Aira is an app-based service for the blind and low vision. The Aira app fills the visual information gap for people who are blind or have low vision.
Winner of SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for 2019
Winner of three Mobile World Congress Global Mobile Awards for 2019 – Amy Bernal for Industry Leadership (Women4Tech); Best Mobile Service for the Connected Life; Best Mobile Innovation for Education
Time Magazine’s List of Best Inventions of 2018
What is Aira?
Powered by AT&T, Aira is a service that instantly connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. At the touch of a button, Aira delivers instant access to visual information, enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence.
Using Aira is simple.
After downloading the free app and creating an account, you’re just one tap away from connecting with certified professionals who are trained to provide visual information in ways that work for you, a person who is blind or has low vision.
What is Aira used for?
Blind and low-vision people use Aira to enhance their everyday efficiency, for activities as straightforward as sorting mail and reading menus at restaurants, to straight-up amazing activities like running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Aira is a flexible tool that can be used for whatever suits your lifestyle, with professional agents eager to assist with almost any task. Try the free minutes to find out how you can benefit from using Aira in your life.
How does Aira work?
By using the camera on your smartphone – or Aira’s proprietary smart glasses – a live video stream is sent to an Aira agent. Through an AI-powered dashboard, an Aira agent is able to immerse themselves in a blind or low-vision person’s world, seeing and hearing their environment. Agents also have access to web-based data, including maps, location tracking, search engines, text-based messaging and even rideshare integration – all carefully calibrated to provide blind and low-vision users with a seamless and positive experience.
What is Aira Access?
Aira Access is a turn-key solution for enhancing accessibility. Blind and low-vision people can use Aira’s service for free through our Aira Access Network, comprised of high profile businesses from airports to grocery stores, from pharmacies to special convention events, and more. With our growing Aira Access Network, there is an increasing number of opportunities to use Aira for free. Aira is on a mission to provide free access to visual information to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Find the full list of free Aira Access offers in the app.
The Aira Community
At Aira, our users are known as Explorers because that’s exactly what they do when they connect with our service. The relationship between our agents and Explorers is unique because of how they work together to achieve goals. When you sign up with Aira, you’re not just signing up for sighted assistance – you’re signing up to be part of a community.
– Key Features –
Create a free account and start using the service without commitment
Increase your everyday efficiency and independence
Connect to a professional agent in under 10 seconds
Use it on your smartphone
Use it with your Aira Smart Glasses
Integrate your Uber and/or Lyft account with your Aira account
Join a supportive and inspiring community
Easy to upgrade in the app to find a plan right for you
– Want to learn more? –
Visit aira.io/training to learn all about Aira and how to use the service.
Listen to Airacast, our own podcast hosted by Jonathan Mosen, Aira’s VP of Australasia and Explorer Communications – available anywhere you get your podcasts from.
You are also free to contact one of our specialists.
To maintain the best service possible, make sure you’re always running the latest version of the app.
Please note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Free Aira for everyone
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Email login with auth code
- Large text support on more screens
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing Service And A Suggestion
I absolutely support and back up 100% this service and company. They treat you with professionalism and as if you are their family, agents get to know their customers and it is rewarding for me to go from point a to b without misunderstanding and it is like having another pair of eyes to help whenever you need it. The only criticism I would give is for the company to develop better quality glasses and a higher quality glasses case and make the glasses smaller and have that be an option when newcomers to exploring with Aira should have that option of size glasses in addition to choosing lenses or no lenses. All in all it is a great service and am happy I signed up. Looking forward to making some more friends virtually.
Love this app!!!
if you're blind or visually impaired, this app is a must-have. I have used it for everything from identifying things in my kitchen to taking pictures of my family and friends. The agents are very professional and never rude. The app is also great for navigating in unfamiliar places. The only problem I have ever had with it is that sometimes it doesn't stay connected, and at first I had a problem with the sticker shock. But really, it is worth every penny you pay for it. I may finally be able to label all the clothes in my closet now. So please, if you're blind, get this app. You will eventually find that you won't know how you lived without it. It is truly a game-changer.
Love the service first time user
Just tried out AIRA today and I must say I am impressed … The agent who I worked with was very professional. The connection was extremely smooth. I hope that Aira continues working on its application to benefit both its explorers and its guests. They are definitely moving in the right direction . I can’t wait to see what comes next. Very proud of this company and this service does wonders.
Just a side note not everyone can afford a monthly subscription plan so it’s important to include your guests in this too.
- Aira Tech Corp
- 158 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Aira Tech Corp.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.