These new glasses from Aira are a breakthrough for those of us that are visually impaired. State of the art technology. As the Aira website points out “Aira is today’s fastest growing assistive community. One tap of a button instantly connects you with a sighted professional agent who delivers visual assistance anytime and anywhere.” I use these glasses and absolutely love them!
Aira and Memphis airport have come together as the only airport in the country (and the world), to create an agreement where Aira technology not only is welcomed and supported, the airport pays the subscription time costs while in the airport.
You can read the whole article and view the news report here: Aira.io and Memphis International Airport Join Forces
This is great news for all the people that are visually impaired that want to use Aira technology in places as they travel. Our hope is that not only air, land and sea travel providers would see the advantage in assisting their visually impaired customers, but other corporations would see this as a way to provide outstanding customer service to their customers as well. #aira.io #assistivetechnology
My visit to the World Trade Center Memorial. I am able to use my new glasses from Aira Technology and get a pretty amazing perspective.
I continue to be amazed at the creativity that people have in so many areas of life. When that creativity is related to and inspired by something that Roselle and I did, it is especially meaningful,
The other day I was contacted by a musician Michael Gaither. He asked me if I would listen to a song about Roselle and I and our 9-11 story. I am including that video here and a brief bio of Michael. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. I am honored that my our story can be an inspiration to others. Here’s the video and bio. Continue reading
This past week we lost two people I regard as real American heroes, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. Why are they heroes? They both lived their public lives to the fullest and they left us with legacies and memories which will stay with us for a long time. If those aren’t characteristics of a hero I do not know what is. Continue reading
Two years ago I participated in a documentary about the service dogs and first responder dogs involved with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Animal Planet [Michael Hingson] in Canada picked up the show, but it was not until this year that Animal Planet in the U.S. did the same. The show will air this Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8PM. Consult your local listing for verification of time and station. Here is a link to the press release about the broadcast, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10958284.htm
Here is a link to the video promo about the show including part of my interview and reenactment of the events of 9-11, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIoyeZIsZYE.
Finally, here is a link to the Facebook page for the show, https://www.facebook.com/HeroDogsOf911.
I leave tomorrow for the beginning of what will be almost three straight months of travel and speaking. Please visit http://michaelhingson.com/calendar/ to see a calendar of events. If I am near you please come by. We’ll have lots of copies of “Thunder Dog” and I hope good messages for all. Thanks for your support.
CNN recently sent a reporter out to find out how the knfbReader is helping the blind to be able to read. Go to the CNN site here.