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Era Alaska Aids Alaskans by Moving Technology Across the State


FAIRBANKS – Era Alaska announced they are partnering with Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) to deliver a specialized communication device to a resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, as part of a statewide assistive technology equipment-recycling program.

The program redistributes equipment that is no longer needed, saving thousands of dollars each year and making the devices available to more Alaskans. Equipment that is recycled and redistributed includes tools like magnifiers, reading devices, amplified phones, communication devices, wheelchairs, special controls for home appliances, and software that makes computers more accessible.

For this particular case, Era Alaska moved a specialized device across the state. They made it possible for someone with late stage Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to receive a desperately needed specialized communication device that can be controlled by eye movements. The device came from a donor across the state.

“Through this generous donation to transport the AT equipment, the person with ALS will now have the opportunity to communicate with their loved ones,” said Margaret Cisco, AT Specialist, Assistive Technology of Alaska.

“The team at Era Alaska truly does care about our friends and neighbors here in Alaska,” said Steve Smith, director of sales and marketing at Era Alaska. “It’s really incredible when we can do something like this that makes such a big difference in someone’s life.”

Era Alaska is the largest regional airline based in the state, offering daily passenger and cargo services to nearly 100 communities across Alaska. All flights operated on Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft feature full in-flight cabin service.

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