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HIMS Announces New E-Commerce Solution

Easy 3-step Shopping Cart Enhances the Accessibility of Online Purchases for the Visually Impaired

Austin, TX, July 01, 2012 --( HIMS, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of assistive products for the visually impaired, announces the launch of new e­­­­­-commerce functionality on its website at The site, which is optimized for accessibility now provides an easy three-step shopping cart for the purchase and shipping of HIMS products, which are designed for the blind and people with low vision. The HIMS product line consists of 17 models of Braille and voice notetakers, Braille displays, desktop and portable video magnifiers and DAISY players.

The new e-commerce application was developed as a custom solution using the Foxy Cart platform—one which is utilized by many online firms worldwide.Combined with the accessibility features already on the HIMS website, the HIMS site is MSAA and W3 Compliant with screen reader software like JAWS for Windows, Window-Eyes, System Access NVDA, and Hal as well as computer magnification software like ZoomText, iZoom, Magic, and SuperNova.

“We greatly value our customers, and helping them to regain their independence and improve their lives is at the core of our business model,” said James McCarthy, President at HIMS, Inc.—who is himself legally blind. “We chose a simple shopping cart functionality that makes the purchase and shipping of our products very simple,” he said. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the most satisfying browsing and shopping experience possible.”

HIMS will be demonstrating the Candy P500 and the Candy Grip G500 devices at the National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) June 30–July 5, 2012 in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and at American Council of the Blind Convention, July 7 -13 held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY.

For more information about the conferences please visit the NFB or ACB web site at or

For more information about HIMS and product specifications for the company’s innovative assistive technology products, please call 888-250-4467 or visit

About HIMS
HIMS is a worldwide leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of assistive technology products for the blind and people with low vision. The HIMS product line consists of 17 models of Braille and voice notetakers, desktop and portable video magnifiers, and DAISY players. Today, HIMS Braille Sense products are among the top two leading refreshable Braille notetakers worldwide. HIMS new LifeStyle HD desktop video magnifier incorporates industry-leading HD technology, and HIMS new CANDY P500 and CANDY GRIP G500 5.0” LCD HD portable video magnifiers offering the first 5.0” LCD handheld video magnifier. HIMS BookSense DAISY player models are considered by users to be the most stylish and feature-packed products in their class.
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