There’s nothing quite like experiencing an NFL game in person. The energy of the crowd, the on-field heroics and immersive technology combine to create an unforgettable day at the stadium.
But that sensory overload can be overwhelming for everyone, including members of the blind and low vision community who want to enjoy games in person. An innovative company called Aira is helping, using camera-equipped smart glasses connected by the AT&T network.
Tom Zampieri and Tim Hornik, who are “Aira Explorers,” attended the Nov. 5 Cowboys game using Aira. They received on-demand visual descriptions from live, sighted agents using the video feed from their smartphone camera and smart glasses.
It’s not only about the experience. It’s about accessibility and independence. The Aira Agents helped Tom and Tim navigate the large stadium. They were able to easily locate their seats. And when they wanted a snack – they headed off to the concession stand.
See what a different technology made for their day.