32. Applying with Aira? What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Say to Blind People

Show Notes | April 30, 2020 | Episode 032

This episode is sponsored by our military spouse employment partners at Instant Teams. 

The opportunity to apply to be an Aira Agent will open again soon, so buckle up for a crash course in “blind people for dummies.” 

Our team recently traveled to Military Creator Con and Podfest 2020 in Orlando, FL where Kimber was lucky enough to meet David Goldstein of the iCantCU podcast. David has been visually impaired his entire life. In this episode, Kimber and David sit down to chat about what it was like for him to navigate a huge conference like Podfest, how he uses Aira (shout-out to one of our favorite employment partners!), and the things you should (and shouldn’t) say when talking to or guiding a visually impaired individual. 

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The opportunity to apply to be an Aira Agent will open again soon, so take a minute to think about this: how would you give directions to a visually impaired individual that would allow them to cross a street safely and without running into anything? How would you explain where the restroom is in a giant conference center? If you’ve ever looked into the VirtForce partnership with Aira, you may have asked yourself these questions.  

In this episode, Kimber sits down with David Goldstein of the iCantCU podcast. The two met while attending Military Creator Con and Podfest in Orlando, FL. David, a lifelong entrepreneur and podcaster, has been visually impaired for his entire life. He says that the iCantCU podcast is “blind people for dummies.”  

In this episode, Kimber and David sit down to chat about what it was like for him to navigate Podfest, how he uses Aira (shout-out to one of our favorite partners!), and the things you should (and shouldn’t) say when talking to or guiding a visually impaired individual. 

Not only is this episode a great resource for anyone interested in working with Aira and their worldwide community of explorers like David, but it is also a great resource for us as community members and human beings. 

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We want to give a special thanks to our military spouse employment partners at Instant Teams for sponsoring this episode! 

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Instant Teams serves professionals across the military-connected community whose lifestyles demand communication and flexibility. Their automated remote team innovation software, Arti, uniquely positions Instant Teams to serve a high growth customer base, and improve the employment prospects of military spouses and other military-connected individuals. 
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