[NABS-L] AIRA or Be My Eyes

Miso Kwak misokwak12 at gmail.com
Fri May 4 16:24:08 UTC 2018


Hey Ian, I agree with Vee. Aira is super helpful when I am exploring a
new place or ordering a Lyft.
That being said, finance is a big hurdle for sure especially in
student budget. Aira runs student-sponsorship with its partners though
so it is something you may want to look into.
Alternatively, you get first month trial free and if you refer someone
and they sign up both your friend and you get a free month.

I like Be My Eyes as well. I use it occasionally ... like when I need
to read a hand-writing or have something described in detail but don't
need the person on the other end to know my exact location, I might
pull up Be My Eyes instead of Aira since Be My Eyes is free.

I found that sighted individuals on both platforms to be curteous and
good at describing.

Best,

Miso

On 5/4/18, Veronica R Gaspa via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello Ian,
> I currently use Aira, and I love it. I have used Aira when I am out and
> trying to find a certain place. I will call the agent, they will get my
> location, and when I tell them where I am trying to go they will be able to
> see what's around and tell me when to turn and things like that. I have also
> used Aira to order Lyft rides, and then they can help me find the car. Aira
> has also been helpful navigating train stations. I use New York's Pen
> station often, and with so many tracks and trains Aira has been a huge help
> in helping me find my train and track. The minutes start counting down when
> you are connected to the agent, but if you are in Aira sight access
> locations, or doing things related to finding a job, the minutes are free. I
> still ask for help from other people when I'm out, but if no one is around
> it is helpful to be able to use Aira. The agents are also super friendly, so
> that makes it even better. I haven't used Be My Eyes yet, but as I am
> currently on a free Aira back to school plan, I will most likely be looking
> into Be My Eyes when my plan is over, as Aira is a little harsh on the
> college kid wallet. I hope this information helps!
> Best,
> Vee Gaspa
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L <nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Ian Perrault via
> NABS-L
> Sent: Friday, May 4, 2018 11:35 AM
> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> Cc: Ian Perrault <iperrault at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [NABS-L] AIRA or Be My Eyes
>
> Hi,
> What do you think is better, this new AIRA concept, or Be My Eyes? I have Be
> My Eyes, and it's been helpful. But with AIRA you have to pay. Do you think
> it's worth it? What plan? Do the minutes start to count down when you're on
> with an agent? What have you used AIRA for? I'm used to asking random people
> when I'm out for help with certain stuff. Thoughts?
> Ian
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Miso Kwak
University of California, Los Angeles | 2017
Psychology B.A. | Education Studies Minor | Disability Studies Minor
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