“A bomb exploded outside my bedroom window”

“On the evening of September 16, 2016 Ahmad Kahn Rahimi, an immigrant from Afghanistan, decided to detonate a bomb outside my window.” Mary West tells the story of how a bomb exploded outside her bedroom and what ensued over the...

Thankful for technology and how they help blind people

Betsy gives thanks for technology for helping making her life as a blind person more accessible. As a ham radio operator, she has spoken to people all over the world and communicated through morse code. She has even made technology...

Using Aira to enhance Personal Independence

Dustin has found personal independence since using Aira. He no longer has to ask friends or family for help. Dustin recently called in to Aira and went shopping with his smart glasses for the first time. All with a shopping...

Passion for Radio
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“Don’t let your adversity stop you. You just do what you gotta do and forget the rest”

Marsha Macchi tells her story about being a blind self-advocate since the age of 13, when she first entered her school orchestra. Listen to her story about auditioning for Brigham Young University’s symphony.

“We were our own little support group”

Growing up in a family of eight, Lolly and her older brother, Tom, had the same congenital eye disease. He started a high-end cab company and three radio stations, ran for public office, and was a model for Lolly, showing...

Using Uber and Aira to explore the city
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Experiencing a Wedding

When Dennis Parrone attended the wedding of his own best man’s daughter, he wanted to soak in every detail. New technology enabled a sighted assistant hundreds of miles away to see everything from his seat and give him a narrative...