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HIMS Inc. Releases Highly-Anticipated Update to Productivity Tool for the Blind

July 31, 2013

HIMS Inc. has released an update for their Braille Notetakers that includes apps and productivity tools never before seen in a product of this type. For the first time, blind notetaker computer users have access to YouTube, DropBox, Excel, and more using software specifically designed for Braille input and voice navigation.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

HIMS Inc. this month, released an update for their Braille Notetakers that includes apps and productivity tools never before seen in a product of this type. For the first time in history, blind notetaker computer users have access to YouTube, DropBox, Excel, and more using software specifically designed for use with Braille input and voice navigation.

The primary goal of this update was to increase productivity for Blind computer users and to give greater access to mainstream applications commonly used in education and in the workplace. Some of the most exciting features of this release include:

Dedicated YouTube App:

Blind users can search, browse and locate videos on YouTube within seconds of arriving to the site and enjoy the highest quality streaming and playback thanks to HIMS Inc.’s proprietary YouTube application. This specially designed app makes it easier to stay connected and informed in today's media-rich culture.

Direct Access to DropBox:

HIMS Inc. has also included a specially designed application for access to DropBox™, a popular web-based file sharing application. Users of the HIMS branded Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, and Braille Sense OnHand have access to their own online DropBox folders as well as folders shared by other users, making it simpler than ever to collaborate with colleagues and classmates wherever they may be.

Excel Viewer:

Recognizing that it is nearly impossible to succeed in today’s workplaces without adequate and effective access to Microsoft Excel®, the developers at HIMS Inc. have created an excel viewer that makes easy work of reviewing sales data, verifying expense reports and more using this unavoidably necessary office tool. This is a function that has been long overlooked by developers of software for products of this type.

Quick Browser:

In answer to direct requests from customers and Braille Sense product users, HIMS Inc. has also included a new browser that provides faster access to websites. Page load times and navigation delays have been reduced far beyond the capabilities of any other notetaker on the market today.

Reviews from beta testers and early adapters have all been extremely positive. All of these features, paired with the ability to integrate Braille Sense products with Windows, Apple and Android products have made these devices true powerhouses when compared to similar devices for the Blind.

HIMS Inc. CEO, James McCarthy states, “Helping our customers to succeed in education, compete in today’s very competitive job market, and ultimately to excel in the workplace is of the utmost importance to us – It’s what we’re all about.”

McCarthy goes on to say “Braille notetakers have been around a long time with only minor updates to features and functions, so obviously we are extremely proud of our development team right now. They have worked very hard and it definitely shows with this end result.”

To learn more about the Braille Sense products that feature this new release please visit http://www.hims-inc.com or call 888-520-4467 to speak to a product specialist.

HIMS Inc. is an Austin, Texas based company that specializes in technology products (assistive technology) for people who are blind or have low vision. They are a subsidiary of HIMS International, who will next year celebrate 15 years of creating superior products for those with vision impairments all across the globe.

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