Erich Manser

Launch Forth

No, they’re not crazy.  Attendees at the world’s largest consumer technology convention (CES) this year were talking to appliances and vehicles.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Erich Manser, who helped represent IBM’s “Accessible Olli” exhibit, about his experiences at CES and how mainstream commercial products are becoming ever more accessible.


Boston.com

Aira is a service developed to give the blind instant access to information using a smart phone, a video camera, and a remote sighted agent.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Erich Manser, a blind distance runner and triathlete, and Jess Jakeway, a sighted distance runner who served as Erich’s remote guide using Aira at the 2017 Boston Marathon.