Experience More with AT&T

AT&T Experience More is an innovative social project that celebrates how blind/low vision individuals Experience More – through their actions, passions, use of technology and more.

Join us in the movement and share how you, a friend or family member Experience More using the hashtag #ExperienceMore. Check out our video series showcasing some extraordinary individuals and their ongoing pursuits to Experience More as well as our commitment to accessibility.

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Content Series

Learn more about how these individuals Experience More by clicking the videos below.

AT&T and Aira present a series of interviews featuring individuals who have influenced the blindness community through their passions and actions. Read more about this series at Blind Abilities or listen below.

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Sweepstakes
Thank You!

We appreciate your interest in the AT&T Experience More Sweepstakes with Emmitt Smith. Our sweepstakes has closed but please check back for a recap of the winner’s experience in October!

Experience More with AIRA

AT&T provides wireless connectivity to Aira, a tech company with an innovative platform that assists the blind and visually impaired. Aira is on a mission to positively impact the world. They’ve built a game-changing service that utilizes smartglasses, connectivity from AT&T and remote human Aira Agents to help blind and visually impaired people access the information they need.

After signing up for the subscription-based service, a user is shipped a set of free smartglasses and can connect with the Aira agents via the Aira App on their mobile device.  Once connected, the possibilities are endless as Aira users are travelling the world, shopping and completing all sorts of daily tasks on their schedule.  It’s immediate access to information.

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Events

Join us at an upcoming AT&T in-store event. One of our Experience More ambassadors will be on hand to share their personal stories and be available for photos with you. While there you can also learn to use the accessibility features on your device during a Wireless Independence Now (WIN!) Workshops for people with disabilities and caregivers. Enter a drawing for an AT&T gift card, enjoy refreshments and score a discount on Aira service for the first three months when you sign up in the store.

September 30, 2017

Dallas

Christine Ha
2-4 PM

5100 Beltline Rd
Ste 1032
Addison, TX 75254

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October 7, 2017

Chicago

Michael Hingson
2-4 PM

16 North State St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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October 14, 2017

San Francisco

Michael Hingson
2-4 PM

1 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA

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October 28, 2017

Atlanta

Lex Gillette
2-4 PM

1380 Atlantic Dr NW
Ste 14155
Atlanta, GA 30363

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Our Commitment

At AT&T, accessibility is more than a word; it’s a commitment to help all of our customers and employees communicate everywhere they live and work by offering a range of innovative and accessible products and services to meet a variety of disability- and age-related needs.

Click or Tap Here to Read Our Commitment to the Disability Community

Our Action

At AT&T, we believe in the ability of all people. AT&T’s dedication to accessibility is evident in the products we make, the services we offer, and in how we hire, develop and engage employees with disabilities. We create inclusive experiences for customers and employees so we can all progress, grow and achieve.

Innovation

AT&T is committed to leveraging technology to improve accessibility wherever and whenever people need it. We aim to improve accessibility in our own products and services and to help other companies improve accessibility in their products.

Entertainment

In 2016, AT&T enhanced the accessibility of its DIRECTV offering across a number of platforms. Millions of set-top boxes received an upgrade that activated Talking Guide, a text-to-speech setting that allows audio output to accompany DIRECTV on-screen textual menus and guides. This feature improves the television experience for visually impaired users by empowering them to make informed decisions about entertainment, making channel surfing and finding information about unfamiliar channels or content more accessible. The Talking Guide also empowers blind users to independently turn video descriptions on and off, furthering access to content.

In addition to set-top box upgrades, the DIRECTV website received improved screen reader compatibility and keyboard navigation. DIRECTV’s TV Everywhere apps for iOS and Android mobile devices were also updated to improve access for people who are blind, enhancing customers’ experience no matter how they access content.

Connected Health

Aira is the first product to come out of AT&T’s Foundry for Connected Health. The combination of Aira’s groundbreaking assistive technology and our highly secure wireless connectivity helps blind and visually impaired customers get through everyday tasks with greater efficiency and tackle new challenges.

Aira develops transformative remote assistive technology that connects the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable smart glasses and an augmented reality dashboard that allows agents to see what the blind person sees in real time. Agents, serving as visual interpreters for the blind, help users accomplish a wide range of daily tasks and activities.

Customer Resources

AT&T maintains att.com/accessibility, which is designed to help customers find AT&T accessibility resources and identify products and services that best meet their needs.

We also operate dedicated customer care centers to assist people with disabilities, including the National Center for Customers with Disabilities for AT&T Mobility and the AT&T Sales and Service Centers for Disability and Aging for our landline customers.

Workforce Inclusion

At AT&T, our commitment to full inclusion is an essential part of our success in today’s market. AT&T is a company that is inclusive of all backgrounds, races, genders, ages, disabilities and sexual orientations. The more ideas and knowledge we have, the better solutions we can develop for our customers. AT&T’s goal is to promote diversity, inclusiveness and opportunities for employees to flourish.

Read: ‘Sign Me Up for Diversity and Inclusion

AT&T’s Employee Resource Group IDEAL – (Individuals with Disabilities Enabling Advocacy) helps enhance the understanding, awareness and resolution of the challenges facing individuals with disabilities in the workplace. It focuses on making technology accessible to the disability community and understands that universal design ensures overall business success.

AT&T completed several social media campaigns to help position our company as an employer of choice for the disability community. We also sponsored disability events where we showcased AT&T’s products and services and attended career fairs.

Outreach and Education

AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC), conducted outreach efforts focused on educating people with disabilities and their caregivers about the accessibility features available on wireless devices and how to activate and use those accessibility features.

AT&T also provided the Shepherd Center with $50,000 for its work with Wireless RERC to support our consumer education outreach efforts and increase awareness for internal AT&T teams.

In 2016, AT&T provided $75,000 to the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to support AAPD’s 10-week Summer Internship Program to address employment disparities within the disability community.

AT&T also provided $75,000 to The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships to support scholarships for approximately 10 students with disabilities to participate in TWC’s Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities college-to-work program.

Corporate Accessibility Technology Office

AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office leads our efforts to design and develop products and services that address the needs of customers with disabilities.

Universal Design Policy

In 1998, AT&T adopted a Universal Design Policy to convey our commitment to designing and developing products and services that are accessible to and usable by customers with disabilities and older users.

AT&T’s Advisory Panel on Access & Aging

We participate in ongoing work with the disability community, including with the Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA). Comprising national leaders in assistive technology, aging and cross-disability issues, AAPAA provides disability-related advice and counsel to AT&T leadership teams.