Aira

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Description of App: 

Aira offers an always-on service designed to help blind and low-vision users gain greater mobility and independence. By utilizing live video, audio and data streams, Aira provides personalized assistance from trained Aira Agents, family members, or friends. These agents, backed by state-of-the art technology, serve as visual interpreters, helping our users accomplish a wide range of daily tasks and activities.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.7.7

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

The Aira app is fully VoiceOver accessible without reservations. Since the use of the Aira service requires voice communication, it is inaccessible to deaf-blind people at this time.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

While the Aira app is free on the app store, the Aira service is not. Pricing plans start at $89 for basic service.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@airaio