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.
HIMS Contact Details
Sales and Customer Service : 888-520-4467
Technical Support : 512-837-2000
Fax (All Departments): 512-837-2011
Email (sales) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (Support) : email@example.com