HIMS Announces Upcoming Release of v8.0 Firmware Upgrade for Braille Sense and Voice Sense Notetakers

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HIMS Announces Upcoming Release of v8.0 Firmware Upgrade for Braille Sense and Voice Sense Notetakers

Industry-leading Products, Firmware and Promotions to be Featured at CSUN 2013:
“International Technology and Persons with Disabilities” Conference

AUSTIN, Texas, February 27, 2013 –HIMS, the leader in Braille notetakers and innovator in low vision products for the visually impaired, is pleased to announce its upcoming firmware upgrade version 8.0 for its Braille Sense and Voice Sense notetakers.  HIMS will feature the firmware and its full line-up of technology-leading products at the CSUN 2013: “International Technology and Persons with Disabilities” Conference, February 27 – March 1 in San Diego, California.  CSUN provides teachers, rehabilitation counselors, assistive technology specialists and consumers with disabilities and opportunity to learn about the latest technologies.

“HIMS is the trend setter in Braille notetakers with its mainstream compatible applications engineered to enhance the lifestyles and mainstream accessibility for blind and visually impaired consumers,” said James McCarthy, President at HIMS, Inc., who is himself legally blind. “Our upcoming version 8.0 firmware will provide Braille notetaker users with access to YouTube, DropBox, and other popular applications for the first time.  This will help the blind to learn and perform at home, work and school in the mainstream.”

A few of the exciting features of HIMS Sense Notetaker v8.0 include:

– YouTube streaming access to millions of entertainment and instructional videos
– Dropbox access to share files at school or work
– Excel Viewer to explore spreadsheets
– RSS Reader access for easier access to news and podcasts
– Full Screen View allows sighted teachers, co-workers or family members to view documents in the Word Processor of HIMS Braille notetakers.   

While at CSUN, HIMS staff will present two educational forums:

“Technology innovations for the Deaf-Blind”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 3:10 – 4:10 PM

“The Braille Sense, the iPad and the classroom”
Friday, March 1, 2013, 10:30 11:30 AM

HIMS will be available to demonstrate its products at Booth #807 in the main exhibit hall. More information about the conference is available at www.csun.edu/cod.

For more information about HIMS and the company’s broad line of innovative assistive technology products, please call 888-520-4467 or visit www.hims-inc.com.


HIMS is a worldwide leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of assistive technology products for the blind and people with low vision. The HIMS product line consists of 17 models of Braille and Voice notetakers, desktop and portable video magnifiers, and DAISY players.  Today, HIMS Braille Sense products are among the top two leading refreshable Braille notetakers worldwide.  HIMS LifeStyle HD desktop video magnifier incorporates industry-leading HD technology, and HIMS CANDY and CANDY GRIP  offer the first 5.0” LCD HD handheld video magnifier. HIMS BookSense DAISY player models are considered by users to be the most stylish and feature-packed products in their class.

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