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Council of Citizens With Low Vision International Lectures: Listen to a variety of topics that are specially designed for people who are partially sighted. Dr. Bill Takeshita presents these lectures each month and topics will include low vision and driving, signs and symptoms of emergency vision problems, what's new in low vision aids, and more.

Current CCLVI Lecture Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Holiday Gifts - 12/10/2018Dr. Bill coordinates a discussion of outstanding holiday gifts for those with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:50:55
The Physics of Light, Ingredient to Sight - 10/17/2018Dr. Bill reviews the physics of "Light" as an important ingredient to sightHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:43:42
Tips for low vision travelers - 09/18/2018Cathy Schmidt Whittaker gives tips to low vision travelers on effective ways to plan and travelHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Cathy Schmidt Whitaker00:59:22
The Benefits of Support Groups and Counseling - 08/23/2018Dr. Bill interviews Vickie Parker and Tom Lealos who discuss may important aspects of counseling and support groups. They also discuss how to start a group.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Vickie Parker, M.F.C.C. and Tom Lealos01:02:04
Overview of technology - 07/22/2018An overview of technology available to those with low vision that has stood the test of time. Emerging tools from the compact and larger are covered.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas00:58:05
Clinical Trials - 06/21/2018What are the pros and cons of participating in clinical trials and how to find out more information about them.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:51:58
CCLVI Board Discusses Upcoming Convention - 05/16/2018Dr. Bill and members of the CCLVI Board discuss the events planned for the upcoming CCLVI Convention in St. Louis this July.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: CCLVI Board members00:41:12
The Argus-2 Retinal Implant - 04/19/2018Alan Peterson talks about his experience of receiving the Second-Sight Argus-2 Retinal Implant. Alan shares the experience of having surgery and how the device has changed his life.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Alan Peterson00:34:06
New Treatments and New Devices - 03/21/2018New Treatments and New Devices to Help Those With Low VisionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:55:54
The art of communication for the visually impaired - 02/20/2018The art of communication for the visually impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita01:06:11
Transportation for the Visually Impaired - 01/18/2018An interview with Ron Brooks on transportation for the visually impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Ron Brooks00:58:10
How to Protect Your Eyes - 12/20/2017Dr. Bill tells us how to protect our eyesHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:58:47
Christmas Gifts For The Sight Impaired - 11/21/2017A Discussion of Potential Gifts For The Sight ImpairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; and guests00:47:53
A Discussion on Emergency Preparedness - 10/17/2017A Discussion on Emergency PreparednessHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:53:37
Trends and Advancements - 09/21/2017The Latest Trends and Significant Advancements In The Most Common Eye DiseasesHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita01:07:35
How to parent if you have low vision - 08/15/2017Julie Johnson discusses parenting with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julie Johnson00:46:46
Smartphones - 06/22/2017A discussion of the use of Smartphones for those with low vision. Differences between iPhone and Android apps are also discussed.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas00:46:54
Upcoming ACB-CCLVI Conference - 05/17/2017Dr. Bill and guest Jim Jirak discuss the upcoming ACB-CCLVI conference in Reno, NevadaHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Jim Jirak00:33:13
Cooking Tips - 04/18/2017Cooking tips for those who are sight impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:58:00
How to perform home repairs - 03/22/2017Dr. Bill interviews ACB Radio manager, Larry Turnbull, who shares amazing techniques to perform household repairs.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Larry Turnbull00:54:04
Exercise and nutrition - 02/21/2017Dr. Bill and guests discuss exercise and nutritionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:53:18
Scholarships offered by CCLVI - 01/10/2017Dr. Bill discusses scholarships offered by CCLVI.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:40:16
Advances in Vision Treatment - 12/20/2016Dr. Bill interviews retinal surgeon Dr. Dave Boyer about the retina, macular degeneration, eye vitamins, wet & dry MD and diabetes.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:52:44
Holiday Gifts for The Visually Impaired and Blind - 11/15/2016Holiday Gifts for The Visually Impaired and BlindHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:46:46
The Importance of Lighting in Vision - 10/21/2016Understanding different types of lightbulbs and monitor screens.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:35:11
Tips and Tricks - 09/20/2016Tips and Tricks To Help Students with Low Vision to Succeed at SchoolHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Damian Pickering and Julian Vargas01:02:02
Braille Institute Teacher of the Year - 08/16/2016Dr. Bill interviews Keith Christian 2016 Braille Institute Teacher of the YearHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Keith Chistian00:51:46
How to protect your eyes - 07/20/2016Dr. Bill explains the nature of light from the sun, computers and cellphones and how to protect your eyes.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:42:10
Traveling with Low Vision - 06/21/2016Traveling with Low VisionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:57:31
Self Driving Cars - 05/17/2016Dr. Bill talks about the potential of Self Driving Cars.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:33:45
Social Security Programs - 04/19/2016The Social Security benefits available to people with vision problems. Also, who qualifies? how to apply and how much you can get.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Tom Frank00:51:13
What's New in Assistive Technology - 03/18/2016Dr. Bill interviews a panel of vendors about "what's New in Assistive Technology"Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:56:21
Odd Situations - 02/18/2016Dr. Bill and guests discuss the odd situations encountered by the sight impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:49:31
Dr. Bill shares his life experience - 01/19/2016Dr. Bill shares his life experience both as he grew up and later lost his vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita01:05:36
Lighting and Color - 12/15/2015Dr Bill discusses lighting and color and what it means to those with low visionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:52:41
Holiday gifts for the sight impaired - 11/19/2015Dr. Bill and a panel of guests discuss possible Holiday gifts for the sight impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:50:55
Low Vision Drivers - 10/22/2015Dr. Bill offers advise to drivers who have low visionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:57:20
Latest in lens technology - 09/16/2015Dr. Bill and guests talk about the latest in lens technology to protect eyes and enhance visionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:58:17
Tips for Grooming, Dressing and Shopping - 08/27/2015Dr. Bill and a panel discuss valuable tips to help those visually impaired to identify items when grooming, dressing and shoppingHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:56:22
Cooking Tips - 07/24/2015Dr. Bill and Elsa Enriqes discuss neat cooking tips for those who are visually impairedHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Elsa Enriques01:04:34
Tips to Help you When Traveling - 06/16/2015Dr. Bill discusses tips to help you when traveling with a panel of colleagues from around the countryHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:41:11
Orientation and Mobility - 05/22/2015Dr. Bill discusses the subject of Orientation and Mobility.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:59:15
Handling Finances - 04/21/2015Dr. Bill and guest Betty Holmer discuss handling your finances when you are visually impaired.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Betty Holmer00:53:22
Dating With Low Vision - 02/19/2015Dr. Bill interviews a panel of guests who share their experiences and recommendations regarding dating with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita and guests00:59:43
High School To College and Employment - 01/20/2015Dr. Bill interviews Richard Rueda, Junior Blind of America, and Ann Kwong, UC Berkeley to discuss organizations that have transition programs.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Richard Rueda, Ann Kwong00:49:51
Managing your finances - 12/20/2014Dr. Bill offers tips on managing your currency, credit and debit cards, as well as monthly billsHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:50:47
Shopping for Thanksgiving and the Holidays - 11/18/2014Dr. Bill, Elsa and Julian offer tips on how they shop for Thansgiving and the holidaysHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Elsa Enrigues & Julian Vargas00:53:31
New Treatment for Eye Conditions - 10/24/2014The latest advances in medications to treat Macular Degeneration, gene therapy, stem cell research and biotechnology to restore vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:58:27
Transitioning from High School to College or Work - 09/13/2014Dr. Bill interviews Richard Reuda of the Junior Blind of America, shares information to help students and parents make these life transitions.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Richard Reuda00:43:21
Listen to thousands of books and magazines for free - 08/22/2014Apply for E books from the National Library Service and listen to them on the NLS player and other devices. Kindle and iPad, and other software discussed.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Steve Bauer and Keith Christian00:56:49
Diabetes and Nutrition - 07/17/2014The interview covers the basic fundamentals about healthy eating and excellent recommendations regarding snacks and counting carbohydrates.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Elsa Enriquez and Natalie Nankin00:49:49
Traveling With Low Vision - 05/20/2014Dr. Bill, Julian Vargas & Damian Pickering share advice for traveling: Finding low fares, Travel Apps and Favorite vacation destinationsHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita01:03:00
What's new in assistive technology 2014 CSUN conference- 04/16/2014Discusses products from Enhanced Vision, Optelec, Freedom Scientific, Humanware, Hims and others.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. Brett Nagatani00:56:07
FDA Label Requirements for visually impaired - 02/18/2014Dr. Bill and Annette Carter discuss the FDA requirements for prescription drug labels for the visually impaired.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Annette Carter00:45:06
Tech access topics - 01/21/2014Discussion of major improvements in accessibility features of the Mac, as well as features of AI Squared Zoom Text for Mac and the LVI Student New Generation video magnifierHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Tom Frank and David Kaye01:01:36
Advances in gene therapy - 12/18/2013A discussion of gene therapy for diseases like Leber's congentital amaurosis, Stargardt's, and Retinoschisis. Plus mutations & gene testingHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:57:26
Keeping a Positive Attitude - 11/19/2013Dr. Bill interviews Phyllis Amaral, clinical Psychologist at The Center for the Partially Sighted, on how to keep a positive attitudeHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Phyllis Amaral, PhD00:58:47
Nutrition & Vision - 10/15/2013Dr. Small discusses the relationship between diet and the progress of certain eye diseases. He also answers audience questions.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. Kent Small01:01:56
Telling others of your vision problem - 09/19/2013Dr. Bill, Annette Carter, Keith Christian, and Richard Rueda discuss the pros and cons of telling others about your vision problem.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: A Carter, K Christian and R Rueda00:58:43
Cell Phone Applications - 08/22/2013Dr. Bill and guest panelists discuss their favorite cell phone applications.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Mike Arrigo, Julian Vargas01:00:12
Customized filters and colored lenses - 07/16/2013The benefits on how these items can increase contrast, reducing glare, improving ey comfort, and protect the tissues of the eye.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. Bruce Rosenthal00:54:58
Research in treating eye diseases - 06/20/2013Dt. Bill, Dr. Alfred Solish and Dr. P. Dayani discuss recent research in treating glaucoma, uvetis, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Status on retinal implant, stem cells and gene therapy discussed.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Panel of experts01:01:38
Latest Low Vision Devices - 05/23/2013Experts discuss: Enhanced Vision DaVinci, APH Braille 18 Plus, HMS Candy Grip & Optelec Clear View Talking Video MagnifierHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Panel of Experts00:54:36
Uncomfortable Situations - 04/18/2013This discussion will provide those with low vision with how to manage uncomfortable situationsHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:59:27
Smart Phones - 03/20/2013Dr. Bill discusses Smart Phones with Julian Vargas and Mike OregoHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas and Mike Orego01:00:27
Upgrading to Windows 8 - 02/23/2013Dr. Bill discusses the accessibility of the Windows 8 OS for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:55:53
Windows 8 for low vision - 02/21/2013Dr. Bill explains the advantages of Windows 8 for people with low vision. He also discusses compatibility with screen magnifiers, text-to-speech and other assistive technology.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:55:53
Social Security Benefits & Low Vision - 01/16/2013Dr. Bill interviews Social Security Specialist, Gordon Chan, about the latest changes in Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income, how to apply, and benefits for the employed.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Gordon Chan00:53:40
Advances in Video Magnifiers - 08/23/2012Dr. Bill discusses the latest advances in video magnifiers.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:45:13
Useful smartphone applications - 07/29/2012Dr. Bill discusses smartphone applications with two experts in the field, Joel Isaacs and Julian Vargas.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Joel Isaacs & Julian Vargas00:58:11
How to start a business - 06/22/2012Dr. Bill shares helpful information on how to start your own business at home. He advises there are many low cost options.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:48:45
C-Desk Computer System - 05/16/2012The C-Desk Computer sortware is a program that can help people with low vision use the computer. Dr. Bill talks about the features that makes this a great tool for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:45:22
What's New With Smart Phones? 04/17/2012Smart phones are evolving each day and this is exciting for people with low vsion. Julian Vargas updates us on the latest in the technology.Dr. Bill Takeshita Interviews Julian Vargas00:55:08
Benefits of Telesopic Glasses - 03/21/2012Dr. Bill Takeshita talks about the benefits of telescopic glasses and how these glasses can help people with low vision to drive, watch television, and play golf!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:52:10
Dating With Low Vision - 02/22/2012Dr. Takeshita interviews a panel of adults with low vision and their spouses as they talk about dating.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:52:51
iPhone 4S Accessible Phones - 01/19/2012Dr. Bill interviews Richard Rueda, Kristi Stone and Julian Vargas about one of the most popular cell phones for people with vision problems, the iPhone 4S. Learn about the features and apps they like most.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:58:48
Traveling With Low Vision - 12/21/2012Dr. Bill interviews Joel Isaacs, who shares helpful tips to make your travel experience more enjoyable.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Joel Isaacs00:57:49
Great Holiday Gifts - 12/16/2011Dr. Bill Takeshita and Julian Vargas describe some of the more popular holiday season gift ideas for children and adults with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas00:59:21
Handling Difficult Situations - 10/19/2011How to handle difficult situations. Dr. Bill and Tom Frank talk about ways to handle those tough situations that people with low vision often encounter.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Tom Frank00:45:23
Returning to School - 09/21/2011Everything students need to know when returning to school. Dr. Bill interviews Keith Christian, award winning teacher, about the things you should know before returning to school.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Keith Christian00:57:52
Advances for Retinal Conditions - 08/18/2011World renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Boyer discusses the latest treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Stargardt's disease and RP.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. David Boyer00:47:34
Social Security And You - 07/20/2011What you need to know about Social Security, presented by Luis Luna, Los Angeles Metro Area Work Incentive Coordinator.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Luis Luna00:45:52
On-line Shopping Tips - 06/22/2011Dr. Bill, Julian Vargas and other guests discuss on-line shopping with low-vision. Safety precautions and tips on how to use technology will make on-line shopping a pleasant experience.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas00:51:14
Selecting a Smart Phone - 05/19/2011Tips to help you select the best smart phone. Dr. Bill interviews Julian, who shares his knowledge to help you select a phone. He discusses the iPhone 4, Android phones, and more.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Julian Vargas00:53:54
When to Let Others Know and How - 03/16/2011When to let others know about your vision problem and how to do it. Dr. Bill discusses this topic with guests Cathy Schmidt-Whittaker and Keith Christian.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita01:07:36
Dating With Low Vision - 02/16/2011Dr. Bill interviews author, host, and motivational speaker, Kristin MacDonald and they discuss important issues about dating with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Kristin MacDonald00:59:18
Ten Ways to Healthy Eyes - 01/22/2011Vitreo retinal surgeon Dr. Kent Small shares tips to help you maximize the health of your eyes.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. Kent Small00:48:06
Android Cell Phones - 12/23/2010The most popular of the newer smart phones are based on the Android Operating System. Dr. Bill and Joel Isaacs discuss their benefits and accessibility for those with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Joel Isaacs00:48:59
Eccentric Viewing Training for MD - 11/17/2010Dr. Jose is a pioneer in the field of low vision. He talks with Dr. Bill about the benefits of eccentric viewing to improve the functional vision of those with macular degradation and central vision loss and finding a low vision specialist.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Guest: Dr. Randy Jose00:55:47
The Apple iPad - 10/20/2010Dr. Bill Takeshita talks with CCLVI President Richard Reuda about the Apple iPad and its accessibility.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Dick Burden00:55:10
EclipseScan Entertainment Center - 09/26/2010Innovative Rehabilitative Technology, Inc. (IRTI) has released a new multi-function device that can scan and read documents aloud and display it in large print on a monitor. It comes with built-in internet radio, accessible CD, Daisy book player and DVD player.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Richard Burden01:08:10
Diabetes and Vision Loss - 08/19/2010Dr. Bill interviews Paul Freeman, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D., who discusses the visual consequences of diabetes and how people with diabetes can maximize their vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:59:08
The Eye Pal Solo - 07/25/2010Dr. Bill reviews ABiSee's new Eye Pal Solo scanner, capable of either reading documents to you or magnifying them, all without the need for a computer.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:33:31
Visual Hallucinations - 06/16/2010Visual hallucinations and entopic phenomena. Many people with low vision see things that are not really there in our environment. Dr. Takeshita explains why we see these images and when they need immediate attention.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:42:23
Alternative Medicine and Supplements - 05/21/2010Alternative medicine and nutritionalsupplements for people with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses some alternative treatments that have helped preserve eyesight. Acupuncture, vitamins, nutrition and other treatments are discussed.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:51:30
Cataract Treatments - 04/21/2010Treatments for patients with cataracts. Dr. Bill describes the functional problems caused by cataracts and medical and optical treatments available to help both children and adults.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:45:37
Social Situations - 03/19/2010How to handle social situations as a person with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses ways to improve your social life when you have low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:44:36
Signs and Symptoms to be Aware of - 02/21/2010Signs and symptoms people with low vision must be aware of. Dr. Bill Takeshita lectures about the importance of yearly eye examinations for people with low vision and warning signs that require immediate attention by an eye doctor.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:27:02

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