Erich Manser is an Accessibility Researcher for IBM, an Explorer for Aira, has held the World Record for a BVI in Triathlon and has participated in the Boston Marathon 8 times to date. His latest Boston marathon was enhanced by a Visual Interpreter device from Aira.
Aira is a revolutionary device that allows the user, the explorer, to connect up with an Agent who can see what the user is looking at. The Aira glasses have a camera that allows the Agent to actually visually interpret what is in front of the glasses.
Whether it be a vending machine, new hotel lobby, an airport jet-way or to the extreme in which Erich took the Aira team. Erich’s Agent, Jessica, virtually completed her first Boston Marathon while being in Ohio.
Erich talks about his blindness, his work as an Accessibility Researcher, accessible vehicles, and his experience using the Aira: Visual Interpreter for the Blind.
You can find out more about Erich on Twitter @ErichManser
You can find out about Aira on the web at www.Aira.io
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