To celebrate Disability Pride month, Aira Tech Corp. and Starbucks® are teaming up to provide a one-of-a-kind meetup experience. When you visit participating Starbucks stores on the dates listed below, you can take part in a curated coffee tasting and food pairing experience with a Starbucks barista—all while learning about Aira’s visual interpreting service at your local community Starbucks!
Join Aira and members of the blind and low vision community to indulge in the daily coffee tasting ritual. Discover the rich and complex coffee flavors while completing the four steps of tasting:
Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistance (Aira) is a professional assistance service that provides live human-to-human visual interpreting for tasks at home, at work, in school, or in your community. Get visual information anytime, anywhere via a smartphone app and the camera on your phone. A trained agent will describe your surroundings, provide navigational information, read directions on packages, and provide information to perform many other tasks.
The Aira and Starbucks Experience
Learn how Aira is helping Starbucks create accessible experiences in their stores. An Aira agent can help you:
- Navigate safely and independently to and from the store
- Practice social distancing while waiting in line
- Access the menu to learn the latest seasonal drinks
- Locate a comfortable spot to enjoy your beverage
Starbucks offers the Aira service free of charge in all U.S. stores. Register today to learn more about Aira while enjoying a coffee and getting to know fellow members of your community. Visit the Aira Q3 Road Show page for all the details and registration instructions. The following table contains the event locations, dates, and times.
|Date||City, State||Time||Store Name||Address|
|Tuesday, July 26||Chicago, IL||1:00 PM Central daylight saving time||Starbucks North and Damen Reserve Bar||1588 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622|
|Tuesday, July 26||Phoenix, AZ||1:00 PM Mountain standard time||Starbucks Community Store||730 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013|
|Tuesday, August 2||Los Angeles, CA||1:00 PM Pacific daylight saving time||Starbucks Watts Community Store||2449 East Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90002|
|Tuesday, August 2, 2022||New York City, (Brooklyn), New York||1:00 PM Eastern daylight saving time||Starbucks Brooklyn Community Store||774 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 02116|
|Thursday, August 4, 2022||Dallas, TX||1:00 PM Central daylight saving time||Starbucks Community Store||1700 Pacific Ave, Unite 150, Dallas, TX 75201|
|Friday, August 5, 2022||Washington, D.C.||1:00 PM Eastern daylight saving time||Anacostia Community Store||2228 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 02116|
|Tuesday, August 9, 2022||Seattle, WA||1 PM Pacific daylight saving time||White Center Community Store||16th Ave SW + 100th St, Seattle, WA 98106|