Aira.IO is designed to help blind and low-vision users gain greater mobility, independence, efficiency and self-assurance. Aira serves as a visual interpreter by providing personalized assistance from a network of trained certified agents, as well as family, friends, and volunteers. Live data streams from video cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms such as Google Glass are accessed by Aira agents using a real-time, interactive, cloud-based dashboard that processes
Blind and low-vision people can use Aira's service for free through the Aira Access Network, comprised of high profile businesses, retailers, airports, supermarket chains, campuses, and sports venues.
Aira raises a $12,000,000 series B round from ARCH Venture Partners, Lux Capital Management, National Federation of the Blind, Arboretum Ventures, Felicis Ventures and JAZZ Venture Partners.
Aira was founded by Yuja Chang, Suman Kanuganti and Larry Bock.