XRAI Glass made it possible for me to see Katie Couric speak

Imagine attending a speaking engagement with 600 people, where everyone around you is laughing and clapping, but you can’t hear a thing. As a deaf person, this is a common experience for me. I often have to sit in the front row or request special accommodations just to follow along. But recently, I had the pleasure of using a new technology that completely changed my experience – XRAI Glass.

XRAI Glass is a game-changer for anyone who struggles to hear, whether you’re deaf, hard of hearing, or just don’t want to miss a word. It’s like having your own personal subtitles, right in front of your eyes. By using augmented reality technology, XRAI Glass can provide real-time subtitles for any speaker, no matter where you’re sitting in the room.

I was lucky enough to test out XRAI Glass at a luncheon with a keynote speaker – none other than Katie Couric, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. Instead of having to sit in the front row, I was able to sit at a comfortable distance and still catch every word. It was incredible to be able to enjoy the event like everyone else, without having to worry about my hearing limitations.

Katie Couric speaking at an event through the lens of XRAI Glass.
Katie Couric speaking at an event through the lens of XRAI Glass.

The best part? XRAI Glass is incredibly easy to use. I simply put on the glasses and connected them to my smartphone, and the subtitles appeared in my field of vision. The device also has a long battery life, so I didn’t have to worry about it running out of power during the event.

Using XRAI Glass also eliminated the need for me to request special accommodations from the venue or event organizers, which can be a hassle. With XRAI Glass, I was able to provide my own accommodation on my own schedule, without putting anyone out or risking rejection of my request.

One of the things that impressed me the most about the app is how customizable it is. You can adjust the font size and position of the subtitles to your liking, making them as easy to read as possible. And the pinning functionality in 3D, which allows you to situate your subtitles to your comfort preference, means you can keep up with any conversation, no matter how fast-paced it is.

VP of Customer Success Dorie Shaprio at the Katie Couric event.

VP of Customer Success Dorie Shaprio at the Katie Couric event.

But XRAI Glass isn’t just for public speaking events. It can be used in a variety of settings, from business meetings to social gatherings. Imagine being able to catch every word at a noisy restaurant, or following along with a discussion in a crowded room. With XRAI Glass, the possibilities are endless.

And it’s not just for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. XRAI Glass can also be incredibly helpful for people who are learning a new language, or who have trouble understanding certain accents or dialects. By providing subtitles in real-time, XRAI Glass can help bridge the communication gap and make it easier for everyone to understand each other.

As the VP of Customer Success at XRAI Glass, I am proud to be part of a team that is making a real difference in people’s lives. Our mission is to break down barriers and create a world where everyone can participate fully in every aspect of life. With XRAI Glass, we’re one step closer to that goal.

So if you’re tired of missing out on important conversations or struggling to follow along at events, give XRAI Glass a try. You won’t believe the difference it can make.


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