HIMS Inc. to Demonstrate Exciting New OCR and Braille Products at NFB’s 75th Anniversary Convention

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HIMS Inc. will demonstrate and educate NFB convention goers on several new technologies that have garnered a lot of attention this year with the blind and visually impaired communities.

The HIMS Inc. Team Hosting Demos at a Recent Convention
My team gets excited anytime we get the chance to be out there face-to-face with our colleagues and customers, but being part of this extra-special 75th Anniversary Convention only elevates that excitement for us.

Assistive technology specialists from Austin, Texas-based HIMS Inc. will be at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the NFB (National Federation of the Blind) National Convention, which runs from Sunday, July 5th to Friday, July 10th. They will be showing off several new products including Blaze ET, a book player with built-in OCR and text-to-speech, E-bot, an iPad compatible video magnifier and Smart Beetle, a light and portable Braille display that offers six simultaneous device connections. These life-enhancing new products have garnered a lot of attention this year, and with the first units now beginning to ship, they continue to be among the most talked-about products in the assistive technology industry.

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the NFB’s Annual Convention and attendees and presenters alike are excited to experience another great year of education, new products, networking and fun with colleagues from all across the country. Some of the things attendees are most looking forward to this year include a Guinness World Record Attempt on Wednesday, July 8th, and a special designed collection of jewelry available for purchase to commemorate the 75th year of the convention.

The world record event will be an attempt at creating the largest umbrella mosaic. 3,000 attendees holding 3,000 umbrellas will stand shoulder to shoulder to create a message of love, hope and determination that will be visible from above. If you’ll be in attendance and would like to be part of that event, register online now at http://www.nfb.org/gwr.

The 75th Anniversary Jewelry Collection features elegant pieces including pendants, charms, rings and cufflinks handcrafted by Sorella Studio jewelry Design especially for the NFB ad their supporters. Each design is available in your choice of precious metals and features the NFB logo icon and “NFB 75” in tactual Braille. The collection can be viewed and purchased in-person inside the Independence Market in the Exhibit Hall of the Convention or online through the Sorello Design Group’s website: http://www.sorellajewelry.com/category-s/489.htm.

In speaking about this event, HIMS Inc. President, James McCarthy, who is himself legally blind, shared “My team gets excited anytime we get the chance to be out there face-to-face with our colleagues and customers, but being part of this extra-special 75th Anniversary Convention only elevates that excitement for us.” He continued, “The NFB has served so many individuals and has done so much to serve the visually impaired community at large.”

To learn more about the NFB National Convention, visit http://www.nfb.org/convention. To learn more about HIMS products for the blind and visually impaired, including Blaze EZ, E-bot, Smart Beetle, CANDY 5 HD II and Braille Sense U2 Notetakers, visit http://www.hims-inc.com or call 888-520-4467 to speak to an assistive technology specialist right away.

Since its founding 16 years ago, HIMS has been devoted to improving opportunities for the visually impaired through the development of technology products for the blind and low vision. HIMS Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in assistive technology products is a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMS International Corporation.

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