Education

HIMS partners with schools to help teachers and students who are blind and visually impaired with access to Assistive Technology (AT) tools to enhance their educational opportunities and experiences. With HIMS products, students excel not only in the classroom and extra-curricular activities, but in their career and in life!

As an active member of our Braille community, HIMS is a Corporate Member of AERBVI and a Manufacturer Member of the Assistive Technology Industry Association. HIMS attends many national and state AER (Association of Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired) conferences, as well as annual international Assistive Technology conferences such as ATIA, CSUN and the bi-annual AER International Conference. Click here to view upcoming conferences.

HIMS is an advertising sponsor in AccessWorld Magazine as well as the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB) published by the American Foundation of the Blind (AFB). HIMS also participates in select Regional Braille Challenge events held every January through March where our Braille representatives interact with parents and students to spread information and resources about Braille.

HIMS encourages and supports Braille literacy and accessibility to Braille with our high-performance Braille Sense U2 Notetaker models and Braille EDGE 40 Braille display with connectivity to PC, MAC, iOS and Android devices. Braille Sense U2 notetakers feature Nemeth, UEB and UEB math, Dropbox™, YouTube™, Excel and PowerPoint viewer and downloading of textbooks from providers such as BookShare and NLS.

Low vision students enjoy using E-bot PRO with their iPad™ or Android™ tablet, PC or Mac, or large LCD monitor. E-bot PRO is ideal for use in the classroom for reading, writing and distance viewing magnification in the classroom as well as OCR scan text-to-speech for listening to a class handout, document or a book.

HIMS promises more low vision products coming soon!