Chancey Fleet likes learning origami from online videos, moving her hands as the hands on screen move. But Fleet's never seen a single video in her life. To take in visual stimuli, Fleet, a technology educator at the New York Public Library who was born blind, relies not on her own eyes but someone else's. Wearing a glasses-mounted camera, an image of whatever's in front of her is beamed to someone on the other end, who narrates what Fleet would be seeing.
The glasses and the narration are thanks to Aira, a startup Suman Kanuganti and Yuja Chang foundedin 2015.