HIMS Chat: iOS APP for Deaf Blind Communicator

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HIMS Chat: iOS APP for Deaf-Blind Communicator
HIMS Chat is an application designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind person and a sighted person via Bluetooth connectivity between an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and a HIMS Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40.

HIMS Chat Solution

HIMS Chat: iOS APP for Deaf-Blind Communicator

What can I do with “HIMS Chat”?

Facilitates face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind and a sighted person.
Includes built-in and user-created macros for easy entry of common phrases using just a few keystrokes.
Save conversations and read them at a later date.

Receive vibration alerts from the Braille Sense U2 when a sighted person sends a message on the iPhone.

How does “HIMS Chat” work?

You can download HIMS Chat for free from the Apple App Store into your iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod.
You need to connect HIMS Braille Sense notetakers (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40 to your iPhone (iPad or iPod) through Bluetooth connection.

When the Braille Sense is connected via VoiceOver, please execute the HIMS Chat program and choose “New Chat”.
A greeting appears introducing the program to the sighted person and instructs him/her to double tap the “OK” button to begin the new chat.

The Deaf-Blind user can then start typing, and when he sends the message, it is the sighted person’s turn. The conversation can continue back and forth as long as you wish.
If you send a message, and wish to write more before the other party writes back, you can tap the “Continue” button to write another message.

You may save conversations for later reading, or use built-in or user-created macros to quickly enter a number of saved phrases.

HIMS Deaf-Blind Communicator App is available at Apple App Store. You can search “HIMS Chat” and it is free to download. HIMS Chat will work with all HIMS Braille devices like Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand and Braille EDGE 40 as well as other Braille Products in the market.

Manufactured by: HIMS
Model: Communicator


HIMS Contact Details


HIMS has been a global leader in the development and manufacturing of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired since 1999. Our US headquarters is centrally located in Austin, Texas and is responsible for all of our North American operations including sales, support and repair of all HIMS products. We are proud to employ individuals with low vision and blindness at all levels both domestically and overseas.

By Mail:

4616 W Howard Ln, Ste 960, Austin, Texas78728 |United States of America

Sales and Customer Service : 888-520-4467
Technical Support : 512-837-2000
Fax (All Departments): 512-837-2011

Email (sales) : sales@hims-inc.com
Email (Support) : support@hims-inc.com