Author: Anita Balakrishnan
December 23, 2016
Watch Candice Jordan as she uses Aira to explore her surroundings.
Picking a bushel of bananas at the grocery store or throwing your trash in the nearest bin are banal tasks for most people. But for Candice Jordan, who is visually impaired, the ability to do these tasks independently has brought tears to her eyes.
Jordan is one of 200 blind or visually impaired people who is testing Aira, an app that connects users to visual interpreting services.
“I guess I would describe it as magical,” Jordan said. “Now, I can walk into a mall and instead of having to find a security guard, or find a kiosk desk, I can walk into the mall, click on Aira and say, ‘Hi, what stores are in my vicinity, what stores do you see?'”
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