1/10/2017 | 3:00 PM ET
Troubleshooting And Accessing Tech Support With Your Students
Getting help when you need it is important and even more so when your students are at home or when they transition to higher education and employment. Join us to learn how to help your students better know and understand their devices and systems. Help them help themselves by teaching them where to look for assistance when they need it. We’ll also show you how to perform upgrades and initiate factory default resets on several HIMS devices.
2/14/2017 | 3:00 PM ET
CANDY, The Sweetest Hand-Held Magnifier
Join us for a video demonstration and virtual walk-through of practical real-life situations where CANDY Handheld Video Magnifiers are uniquely suited for improving independence and quality of life. Learn when to use features like the three-position handle for both right and left handed users, Mirror (self) Viewing mode and distance viewing. Learn how CANDY Video Magnifiers can help with obvious tasks like reading a magazine and lesser thought of opportunities like using distance viewing and/or Freeze Mode to find things on a bottom or very high shelf without bending or climbing to reach them.
12/13/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
Holiday Travel – Tips for Using AT for Safer and Easier Holiday Travel
Join us for our top tips for safer and more enjoyable holiday travel by plane, train, boat, car or on foot. Learn which devices work best in different situations and ways to make sure you always have power and internet when you need it!
11/8/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
Transitioning from BrailleNote to Braille Sense
Learn ways that BrailleNote and BrailleSense are similar and what ways they are different. We will show you similarities in menu and document navigation and common keystrokes for popular actions and features. Then, you’ll learn what is different (some say better), such as the differences in the windows logic tab and the ability to shift tab through dialogs or alt tab between multiple running applications. We will also show how to convert native BrailleNote (KWB) files to DOC or TXT files that can be read and edited on the Braille Sense.
10/11/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
Exam Mode on the Braille Sense U2
This special installment was requested by YOU, our customers. We will show you how to use the new Exam Mode for testing, and VNC Viewer for homework help, tech support, parent involvement and more.
9/13/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
All-in-One Tools for Students with Low
Vision & Blindness
Learn about products that serve multiple functions and which can save time and money for both the student and their school. Learn about ultra-portable, portable and transportable video magnifiers that can magnify both near and far… and which have powerful OCR built right-in… without the need for any attached computer, peripheral or internet connection. Find out how the “cool kids” with blindness gain instant access to printed text and generate on-the-spot Braille for the same, using devices that can fit in the palm of their hands. Join us to hear about these hot topics and more!
8/9/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
OCR Tips: Better scans, Batch scanning,
File-types and more
Find out how to get the best possible OCR results using mainstream tech and HIMS assistive technology products. We will share some of our favorite OCR stands, lighting systems, techniques and best practices for OCR scanning. Find out which HIMS products work best for full page, screen shot only and batch scanning and which lend themselves best to fostering independence and Braille literacy.
7/12/2016 | 3:00 PM ET
Braille EDGE: New Features and Tips for “Power Users”
Join us to learn how to get the most from your Braille EDGE Braille Display with Notetaking Features. We will explain and demonstrate features that can help you get more done, improve accuracy and save time!
Braille Sense Top Tech Tips: HIMS Support Staff share the answers to questions they encounter the most in providing support for Braille Sense U2 Notetakers
Join us to hear the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and solutions to our users’ most common tech support queries. Then, ask your own questions about Braille Sense U2 features, power-user techniques and more!
Using Smart Boards with Assistive Technology for Low Vision
Learn how you can use an iPad with our GoVision Video Magnifier to view an interactive whiteboard and provide a richer learning experience for students with low vision.
Maximizing Use of Time-saving Features on Braille Sense U2
Our HIMS product specialist will share ideas for time-saving macros, detailed instructions for creating your own macros quickly and easily, converting Nemeth documents to word format, creating email groups/lists, and more.
HIMS Online Holiday Party!
A special, LIVE virtual holiday party. Guests enjoyed internet-friendly games and trivia, prizes, gifts, exclusive discounts/promotions and FUN with our HIMS team members.
Live event only. Join us next year to take part in the fun!
Holiday Shopping with HIMS – Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Shopping Smarter with AT Products
Holiday shopping can bring great holiday joy or a yule-tide wave of stress and overspending. Using assistive technology to shop online or in person at your local store can help relieve the seasonal stress or even make shopping fun. We will share tips for easier and faster online searching, browsing and product comparisons in addition to ways you can use your AT product to check prices, look for coupons even after you’ve left the house and save valuable time while shopping brick and mortar stores.
E-bot: Versatile Connectivity, Magnification and OCR for both In and Outside of the Classroom
Join us to learn why E-bot, E-bot ADV and E-bot PRO have quickly become the magnifiers of choice for students, teachers, schools, trainers and others. We will show you how E-bot not only makes a great tool for classroom instruction and test taking, but also how it can aid in independence before and after school as well. Students want to connect to iPads, laptops, and monitors at various time and in different locations. Plus, they are more effective using products that both magnify as well as scan and read aloud. Register now, to learn about the countless ways E-bot iPad Compatible Video Magnifiers are changing lives both in and outside of a school setting!
Test Taking in the Classroom Using Assistive Technology for Low Vision and Blindness
Which products work best for pop-quizzes, weekly tests and standardized tests? What types of AT products are visually impaired students allowed to use on the new standardized tests? What should teachers and parents of blind or low vision students know about using AT for test taking and/or test prep? Join us for this important webinar topic to find out the answers to these questions and more!
A Day in the Life of a Blaze ET User
Having easy access to both digital and printed text at the touch of a button can make a huge difference in the life of someone who’s blind. We’ll show you how Blaze ET can help match your clothes colors in the morning, listen to a downloaded book or podcast on your commute to work, scan and read printed materials from coworkers at the office, record a meeting, save reminder memos to yourself, listen to your favorite music on the ride home, then scan and listen to your personal mail. Join us to learn all the ways that Blaze ET can enhance your day from morning until night!
Using AT to Reduce Students’ Progress Loss Over Breaks
Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Join us to learn ways to use Assistive Technology to help reduce progress loss during breaks from school!
Teaching Tips *from* TVI’s *for* TVI’s
We asked TVI’s (Teachers of the Visually Impaired) we know for their top teaching and accommodations tips and advice… Join us as we share these nuggets of TVI wisdom with YOU!
Job Hunting Tips for Visually Impaired Applicants
We will ask and answer questions such as: What is the best way to discuss your disability with a prospective employer? What should you do if a prospective employer has fears of concerns about productivity or expenses of providing assistive technology? Where can you look for more disability-friendly positions? What should you do if you feel you’ve be discriminated against?
E-bot for Schools – Tips for Reducing Teacher Prep and Accommodations Frustrations
Learn how super portable E-bot ADV and E-bot PRO with OCR text-to-speech can cut down on teacher prep time and reduce accommodation frustration for students.
Braille Sense Notetaker Tips & Tricks
Our AT guru will share tips for using Google maps, Excel viewer, social media, YouTube, recording to DAISY and more!
Tips for Using AT for Safer and Easier Independent Travel
Join us as seasoned travelers and assistive technology pros share their top tips for safer and more enjoyable travel by plane, train, boat, car or on foot. Learn which devices work best in different situations and ways to make sure you always have power and internet when you need it!
Easy to Learn and Use AT for Seniors and Tech Novices
Assistive technology that’s hard to learn doesn’t make anything easier for anyone. We’ll discuss some of our most popular devices for low vision and blind users – that also happen to be some of the easiest assistive devices to use and to learn!
Using E-bot for Greater Independence at Home
Find out how E-bot can help people with low vision and blindness gain or regain a greater independence at home, around town and during social activities.
Getting More from Phones and Tablets by Combining with Assistive Technology
Learn how HIMS assistive technology products can help you and your clients do more, and work more efficiently on your mainstream technology products.
Tips for Accommodation and Integration of Visually Impaired Students in Mainstream, K-12 and College Classrooms
Accommodating students with vision impairments is easy when you have the right tools and know how to use them to benefit both the student and the teacher. Join us to learn about the best ways to use HIMS technology to save prep time and of course, make learning and classroom participation as easy as possible for your students.
Braille Sense v8.2, New Features YOU Asked Us For!
Learn about the latest improvements to the Notetaker students and professionals already love. Find out how to better access social media, take better notes with DAISY recording and much more!
Making Printed Text Accessible from a Portable Media Player
Blaze EZ Brings Affordable OCR Text-to-Speech to a Digital Book and Music Entertainment Player with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth!
Learn how built-in, standalone OCR text-to-speech in an easy-to-use digital book and media player can unlock the world of print while also making it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite online and digital media. We will cover:
- The difference easy-to-use portable OCR can make in the lives of those with vision impairments
- How the ability to independently read restaurant menus, magazines, bus schedules and other print materials can increase independence exponentially
- Ways that built-in Wi-Fi allows fast and direct download of books from popular sources like BookShare
- Why easy navigation and clearly marked keys make a digital book player easier to learn and use – for beginners and pro’s alike
- The benefits of 12GB on-board storage, SD card slot, stereo speaker/headset output and excellent audio recording quality
Nemeth and the Notetaker: Math Made Easy with Advanced Nemeth Capabilities on the Braille Sense!
Learn how to make math easier to teach, learn, perform, turn in and grade with the intuitive capabilities of Nemeth on the Braille Sense. We will cover:
- How Nemeth on the Braille Sense differs from Nemeth on other devices – and makes it possible toread students’ work just like standard pencil-drawn mathematics!
- How plain-English Nemeth results make grading homework and helping students faster than ever before
- How Nemeth on the Braille Sense makes it easier for students to learn and perform advanced mathematics
- Ways that Nemeth code makes it possible for students’ parents to be more involved in their academics
iPads and E-bot portable video magnifiers with OCR changing face of AT in the classroom!
Learn how the new E-bot portable reading, writing and distance magnifiers with OCR text-to-speech are changing the way students view assistive technology and making it easier than ever for teachers to prepare more flexible lesson plans. We will cover:
- How pairing a video magnifier with an iPad motivates even initially relucant students to embrace assistive technology in their classroom
- Ways to quickly and easily accommodate low vision students for upcoming Common Core standardized tests – without the help of an aid or special testing materials!
- Ways teachers can create more flexible lesson plans and reduce the amount of time spent creating accessible materials for low vision students
- How familiar touch-screen gesture controls make learning and using the advanced features of E-bot as easy as handing an iPad to a toddler
- When and why you should choose a joystick-interface with motorized camera for your students
- How appropriate use of OCR text-to speech can make study sessions easier and more comfortable for visually impaired students
Doing Homework in the Cloud with a Braille Notetaker!
Learn how ‘the cloud’ is making it easier than ever for students and teachers to share files, turn in assignments and collaborate on group projects using Braille notetakers. We will cover:
- How to use Braille Sense U2 Notetakers to send and receive files directly to/from Dropbox™
- Automatic TXT file saving features that let teachers view students’ files without needing to convert them from Braille formats
- Ways to print or emboss directly from a notetaker – without converting to/from Braille file formats
- Tips for making it easier for teachers to distribute assignments and collect completed homework from their visually impaired students
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