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HIMS, Inc. Has Launched BrailleSense Polaris – World’s First Upgradeable Google-Certified Braille Device for the Blind

2017-07-10 15:00
Austin, TX, July 10, 2017 ( – Today, HIMS, Inc. announces the official launch of BrailleSense Polaris, the world’s first upgradable, Google-Certified braille device for the blind. Polaris is the latest in the popular BrailleSense Notetaker family and it features state-of-the-art hardware and software, including an upgradable Android operating system and the name-sake Polaris Office Suite found on millions of smartphones worldwide.

Polaris integrates a touch-sensitive braille display with remote connectivity to a mainstream computer or tablet of one’s choice. At less than 2 pounds, Polaris is a sleek and professional mobile tool that combines the convenience of a traditional notetaker and cutting-edge access to mainstream applications and Google services, such as Docs, Drive, Slides, Sheets and Classroom.

“Polaris combines comfort, convenience, power, and functionality,” says Damian Pickering, Vice President of Sales. “Why choose between blind-friendly and mainstream productivity when you can blend tradition and innovation in a single solution?”

People familiar with a traditional notetaker will be instantly at home with Polaris, yet also impressed with their new-found access to modern Office file formats including .DOCX, .PDF, Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, as well as access to the Google Play Store. Best of all, Polaris’s Android operating system will be upgradable when new accessibility breakthroughs are available, making this the most “future proof” braille device on the market.

HIMS, Inc. invites you to experience Polaris through the various “Tutorial Videos” posted on its website here:

Located in Austin, Texas, HIMS, Inc. is a global leader in Braille and Low Vision Technology products. For more information, please contact HIMS at 1-888-520-4467 or by email at