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2 Houston airports go high tech for sight-impaired travelers


February 18, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Getting through the airport is stressful enough for those who can see. Imagine what it's like for those who are sight-impaired.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston Airport System has teamed with AT&T and technology startup to make it easier for the blind and sight-limited to navigate Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports using a modified version of Google Glass.

During a recent kickoff event at Bush, officials showed off the technology with about a half-dozen area users of the product, known as Aira, which lets an assisting remote agent see what the glasses wearer...

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