Looking for a job? Sign up with Aira for 100 free minutes!

November 9th, 2018 by Brant Adams

To recognize National Disability Employment Awareness
Month (October), Aira is pleased to announce a special program available to ACB
members to foster employment opportunities. Aira, the service that connects
people who are blind or low vision with remote sighted assistance, supports
employment by providing customers (also known as Explorers) free service for
activities related to finding and securing employment. The Aira Employment
program has been available to our Explorers since February 2018. We offer free
service to job-seekers as they navigate employment sites, fill out
applications, build resumes, choose outfits, and travel to and from meetings
with prospective employers.


Aira will extend this opportunity to ACB members who are
not Aira customers yet, so they can use the Aira app on their smartphone for
100 minutes of free employment-related service. Individuals will be able to
initiate this temporary Aira Account for employment services starting November
12, 2018.


How Does This Offer Work?


ACB affiliate leaders are asked to reach out to their
members to collect the names, mobile number, email contact, and state for ACB
members who are not already Aira Explorers and who wish to use Aira to help
find a job. Then, we ask that affiliate leaders send the contact information
they’ve collected to Paul Schroeder at Aira
who will ensure that ACB members are validated to use Aira as a Guest for the
employment-related offer. To reiterate, this is for ACB members who are not
currently Aira Explorers.


How Will ACB Members (Aira Guests)
Access the Offer?


To use this opportunity, individuals must download the
Aira app onto their smartphones (iPhone or Android). The Aira app is available
in the App Store, Play Store, or at https://www.aira.io/app.

Sign up for a free Guest account by tapping the banner at
the top of the home screen that says “Tap to use Aira as a Guest for FREE.”


A Guest can use Aira at many locations where Aira Access
has been deployed, as well as with certain offers in the “Call using a Free
Offer” section of the app. From November 12, and once Aira receives the name,
mobile number, email contact, and state for ACB members interested in this
opportunity, we will authenticate temporary Aira accounts for 100 free minutes
for conducting job-finding activities.


Aira will also offer a free month of service for any ACB
Guest who finds a job and signs up for an Aira plan.


As this offer is specifically designed to help foster
employment, please be aware that our agents will be asked to end sessions that
are not related to job-seeking. In addition, the 100 minutes will only be
available for use through the end of December 2018.


Aira is truly enthusiastic about its partnership with ACB
and the opportunity to improve the employment situation for people who are
blind or have low vision.



Eric Bridges

Executive Director, American
Council of the Blind