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Vision: Family and Friends

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This series of podcasts brings together a variety of information designed to help the blind or vision-impaired person's support group. Such articles will enable parents, friends and relatives to understand and support the challenges which must be faced and to appreciate the joys and rewards.

Podcasts for Families and Friends of the Visually Impaired
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
How to Travel - 11/18/2015Having problems arranging travel? This article will introduce sources of information that will greatly improve your travel experience.Reader: Max Flehinger00:06:28
Age Related Macular Degeneration and RP - 09/13/2014Dr. Laio offers a general overview of the anatomy and physiology of vision and how the disease affects vision. He also talks about advancements.Reader: Dr. David Laio00:48:20
Protect your eyes when swimming - 07/07/2012Student's Space: "Protect your eyes when swimming." Dr. Bill shares very important tips about protecting you eyes while swimming this summer.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:43
Join the NFB and ACB - 06/30/2012Student's Space: Dr. Bill encourages students to become members of the National Federation of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind and the benefits of attending the conventions.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:20
Improve your Braille Skills - 06/09/2012Student's Space: "Improve your Braille skills this summer." This summer is a great time to develp your Braille skills which can separate you from other students and lead to success.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:49
Become an expert in assistive technology - 06/02/2012Student's Space: Dr. Bill encourages students to become experts in using assistive technology. Students may be able to earn income by providing lessons and even be given equipment.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:50
Tips for safer travel - 05/21/2012Student's Space: Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to help you to travel more safely when you go places with friends and family.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:09
Don't Give Up Your Dreams - 05/12/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill shares his experiences in meeting many of the most successful people in the world and he talks about the importance of being persistant."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:33
Be Persistant - 04/21/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill shares his experiences in meeting many of the most successful people in the world and he talks about the importance of being persistant."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:50
Learn How to Meet People - 04/14/2012Student's Space: "Learning how to meet people and creating an impression that people will remember is one of the keys to success."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:27
How to Use Data Bases - 04/07/2012Student's Space: "How to use data bases to help you write reports. Dr. Bill shares helpful information for students when writing reports and term papers."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:59
Learn a Language - 03/31/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill advises students to learn additional languages, such as Spanish, Russian, French, or even Braille."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:52
Start a Club - 03/24/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill encourages students to start their own club or focus group at school to learn how to become a leader in the community and to help others."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:36
Tell Others About Your Vision Problems - 03/17/2012Student's Space: Dr. Bill tells students why they should inform others about their vision impairment. He also describes how revealing his vision problem to others opened many new opportunities for him."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:33
You Can Change A Person's Life - 03/03/2012Dr. Bill tells an incredible story that demonstrates how each of us are important and we can literally change the life of those we meet.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:50
Dreams do come true - 02/11/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill shares stories about visually impaired students who were able to achieve their dreams despite their vision loss."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:04
FFB Scholarships - 01/21/2012Student's Space: "Scholarships from the NFB. Dr. Bill shares information on scholarships for college students from the National Federation of the Blind."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:40
Be Yourself - 01/14/2012Student's Space: "Dr. Bill reminds you to be yourself and not try to copy the most popular celebrities and athletes."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:05
White House Internships - 01/07/2012Student's Space: "Apply for a White House Internship. Take advantage of a great opportunity for a summer internship."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:18
Christmas Is The Beginning - 12/24/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill reminds students that Christmas is a perfect time to start a new life, to express their appreciation, strive to become better - and to forgive.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:45
Meet a Mentor - 12/17/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill encourages you to take the time this winter vacation to meet someone who can teach you to succeed in the career of your choice.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:21
Holiday Cards and Gifts - 12/10/2011Student's Space: Great Ideas for Holiday Cards and Gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to give your friends and family holiday cards and gifts. Here are ideas to express your appreciation and love.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:01
Vocational Rehabilitation - 12/03/2011Student's Space: The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation is a state organization that helps those with disabilities pursue their college education and gain employment.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:27
When Others Try to Help - 11/26/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill tells students not to become angry when others try to help. Instead, be thankful and try to teach them how to offer the best forms of help.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:27
Be Thankful Every Day - 11/19/2011Student's Space: Being thankful and appreciative for everything you have is an important key for success. Dr. Bill gives examples that changed his own life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:20
Submit Your College Applications - 11/12/2011Student's Space: The deadline to submit college applications is fast approaching. Dr. Bill shares helpful tips regarding this process.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:13
Expert In Technology - 11/05/2011Student's Space: "Become an expert in technology for the visually impaired. Advances in tech has never been better. Here's how you can learn more about tech for the visually impaired and blind."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:21
Audio Description Contest - 10/29/2011Student's Space: "Compete in the Young Audio Description Contest. Sign up for this contest, where visually impaired students describe their favorite videos and movies."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:30
Blindness Is An Opportunity - 10/22/2011Student's Space: "Blindness is An Opportunity. Vision impairment, though often thought of as unfortunate, can create great opportunities for you and your future."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:35
A Safe Halloween - 10/15/2011Student's Space: "Tips For a Safe Halloween. Dr. Bill shares things you should remember when going trick-or-treating and things you should share with other students."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:29
Everyone Has a Weakness - 10/08/2011Student's Space: "Everyone Has a Weakness. Dr. Bill reminds students that they are not alone when it comes to having a weakness. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:59
Join a Club - 10/01/2011Student's Space: "Join a Club at Your School. One of the best ways to meet people and expand your skills. You can even start one!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:11
Start a Study Group - 09/24/2011Student's Space: Start a Study Group. A study group is a great way to save time and help you earn better grades.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:59
Try Out For a Team - 09/17/2011Student's Space: Try Out For a Team. Don't let your vision stand in the way of trying out for a school team. You can make a contribution and you'll benefit from the experience.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:05
Keep Up With School Work - 09/10/2011Student's Space: Keeping Up With Your School Work. Dr. Bill describes a technique that will help students earn better grades in a shorter amount of time.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:38
Communicate With Your Teachers - 08/27/2011Student's Space: It's very important to set up a meeting with your teacher, to let her know that you want to perform well in her class and what assistance you may need.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:51
Back-to-School Supplies - 08/13/2011Student's Space: "Back-to-School Supplies. Learn of the most important supplies you'll need when you return to school."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:47
Become an Expert - 07/30/2011Student's Space: Become an Expert. Dr. Bill tells how helpful it is to become an expert in any subject. Each of you are experts in the field of being visually impaired. You can use this to launch a career.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:52
Summer Entertainment Ideas - 07/23/2011Student's Space: "Dr. Bill shares some great entertainment ideas and the benefits available to students with low vision."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:52
Reading: Key to Success - 07/16/2011Student's Space: "Reading Is the Key to Success! Dr. Bill tells how you can obtain the information you need for success and how to obtain free electronic books."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:03
Practice Makes Perfect - 07/09/2011Student's Space: "Whether it's exercising, learning a musical instrument or investing, one of the best ways to reach your goals is to reserve 30 minutes for yourself each morning."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:32
Set Aside 30-minutes Each Morning - 07/02/2011Student's Space: "Whether it's exercising, learning a musical instrument or investing, one of the best ways to reach your goals is to reserve 30 minutes for yourself each morning."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:45
Protect Your Reputation - 06/25/2011Student's Space: "Dr. Bill reminds students of the importance of protecting the reputation you've worked hard to build. A careless mistake can be very harmful to your reputation and your future."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:18
Video Magnifier Awards - 06/18/2011Student's Space: Apply for the Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier Award. If you have low vision, apply to win one of these magnification systems, commemorating its inventor.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:26
Challenge Yourself! - 06/11/2011Student's Space: This Summer learn to do something you aren't very good at, whether it's learning to swim, dance, sing, or play a musical instrument. You'll feel so good when you're finished!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:02
Be Courageous - 06/04/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill encourages students with vision impairment to have the courage to participate in all activities and to speak up for yourself in life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:12
Thank Your Teachers - 05/28/2011Student's Space: "It's important to thank the teachers and others who helped you this past school year. There are gifts that will express your appreciation at little or no cost."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:42
Walking Outdoors - 05/22/2011Student's Space: Vision problems can significantly interfere with walking outdoors. Here are some of Dr. Bills tips to improve your enjoyment and safety.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:37
Be Smart With Your Money - 05/21/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill shares tips to help you learn to save the money you earn and some ways to use your money more wisely.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:11
Start a Summer Business - 05/14/2011Student's Space: Start your own business this summer. Summer is the best time to become an entrepreneur!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:01
Prepare for next year at school - 05/07/2011Student's Space: Prepare for next year at school. Dr. Bill shares valuable tips to help you to prepare for school next year.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:43
Gaining Experience - 05/01/2011Student's Space: "Use this summer to gain experience. An internship is a great way to gain experience and make connections in the field of your choice."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:47
Attend School Events - 04/23/2011Student's Space: "Attend School Events. Participate in these activities and don't let your vision stop you from having a great time"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:58
Practice Makes Perfect - 04/16/2011Student's Space: "Practice Makes Perfect. Dr. Bill tells an incredible story of a man who hated running, but developed into the world's best marathon runner."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:53
Learn to Communicate - 04/09/2011Student's Space: "Learn to Communicate. Dr. Bill tells students of the importance of communication and in speaking comfortably with others."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:36
Start Your Own Business - 04/02/2011Student's Space: "Start Your Own Business. It's never too early. There are many millionaires who started their businesses as early as age 10. Here are some helpful ideas."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:21
Apply to Win a Video Magnifier - 03/26/2011Student's Space: Dr. Bill discusses the CCLVI's Samuel Genensky Video Magnifier Award. Students can win a desktop or portable video magnifier.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:37
Knowledge - 3/19/2011Student's Space: "Knowledge is the key to success! Dr. Bill reminds students that, whether you want to be a businessman, musician, carpenter, or a software engineer, you have to have the 'Know-How'"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:21
Scholarships for College Seniors - 3/12/2011Student's Space: "Scholarships for college seniors. Dr. Bill talks about a few scholarships available for college seniors. But the application deadline is quickly approaching!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:16
Make the Most of Spring Vacation - 3/5/2011Student's Space: Make the most of your Spring Vacation. This is the perfect time to visit colleges and universities you'd like to attend. Most don't do this and miss out on opportunities and scholarships.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:19
2011 Transition SummitStudent's Space: Apply for the 2011 Transition Summit, a great weekend in Napa, CA. The Lighthouse San Francisco will provide valuable information for students as they search for a great career.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:07
Dating With Low Vision - 2/19/2011Student's Space: "Dating with low vision. Dr. Bill says your low vision, hearing or physical problem doesn't affect whether you can have a boyfriend or girlfriend."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:30
Never Give Up On Your Dreams - 2/12/2011Student's Space: "Never Give Up On Your Dreams. Dr. Bill tells an amazing story about a young boy who always wanted to throw a game-winning touchdown pass."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:00
The NFB Summer Program - 2/5/2011Student's Space: "NFB Summer Program. NFB will allow 150 visually impaired students to go to Maryland to study computer programming, engineering, biology, etc. in the summer of 2011. Learn how to apply."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:21
Find a Mentor - 1/29/2011Student's Space: "Find a mentor. Dr. Bill talks about the benefits of having a mentor to lead you to success. Virtually all successful people owe their success to a mentor."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:45
A Student's Resource - 1/22/2011Student's Space: "Transition2Employment.com is a great web site for students. It has information on educational programs, internships and job opportunities. Sign up for internships early!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:38
C.C.L.V.I. Scholarships - 1/15/2011Student's Space: "C.C.L.V.I offers three $3,000 scholarships for students with low vision. Dr. Bill tells you how to apply for them."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:03:36
Braille's Film Contest - 1/7/2011Student's Space: "Have you ever wanted to be a film maker? Now is your chance to enter the Braille Institute's 'Cinema Without Sight' contest, win a trip to Hollywood and $1,000!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:01
Moving Forward - 1/1/2011Student's Space: "A year to move forward. Dr. Bill tells students how to begin changing their lives and moving closer to accomplishing their goals."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:07
What is Christmas? - 12/18/2010Student's Space: "Christmas is not about gifts. It's about sharing time with friends and family. But many become depressed at this time of the year. Dr. Bill shares tips for a great holiday season."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:26
Vitamins and Nutrition - 12/11/2010Student's Space: "Vitamins and Nutrition. Dr. Bill reminds young adults of the importance of eating properly and taking vitamins to maximize their vision and improve their health."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:48
Final Exam Preparation - 12/04/2010Student's Space: "Dr. Bill shares helpful tips that will enable students to succeed on their final examinations."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:40
Dr. Nancy Mansfield - In Memoriam - 11/27/2010Student's Space: "This Thanksgiving week, we lost Dr. Nancy Mansfield, who dedicated her life to helping children with vision impairment and their families. Dr. Bill reminds students to be grateful for all such tireless workers."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:09
Good First Impressions - 11/20/2010Student's Space: "Make a good first impression. Dr. Bill reminds students of the importance of making a good first impression. He shares tips and suggestions to help you stand out from the crowd in a positive manner."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:13
Join the Theater Arts Group - 11/13/2010Student's Space: "Join the Theater Arts Group. Dr. Bill encourages students to consider joining theatre arts to become an actor, director, or a member of the team that produces plays at your school."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:00
Volunteer on Thanksgiving - 11/06/2010Student's Space: "Volunteer to help others on Thanksgiving. One of the greatest gifts to help others is to start an organization that raises money and collects food for families on Thanksgiving. Do it!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:08
Make Friends - 10/30/2010Student's Space: "One of the more difficult things to do is make friends when you attend a new school. Dr. Bill discusses ways to make friends and reminds students with low vision that people want to be friends with you because of who you are and what you see!"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:52
Great Lunch Ideas - 10/23/2010Great Lunch Ideas. Dr. Bill shares tips for cooking a great lunch even if you have low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:25
Become Friends With Your Teachers - 10/10/16Student's Space: "Become friends with your teachers. Dr. Bill talks about the importance of developing a relationship with your teachers to gain the knowledge and wisdom that will help you on your road to success."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:46
Form a Study Group! - 10/9/2010Student's Space: "Start a Study Group. Dr. Bill discusses how study groups can help you get better grades in a shorter amount of time."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:39
School Equipment (Part 2) - 10/02/2010Student's Space: "Find out what equipment you need for school - and ask for it! Dr. Bill also shares tips on other ways to help you get the equipment you need to succeed."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:26
Ask Your Teacher! - 09/25/2010Student's Space: "Don't Be Afraid to Ask! Dr. Bill reminds students that the easiest way to know what your teachers (or anyone else) want from you is: To ask! Learn how to set up a meeting with your teacher."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:30
Completing Your Homework - 09/11/2010Student's Space: "Completing Your Homework. One of the keys to good grades is completing your homework. Dr. Bill provides tips to help you finish your homework quickly and efficiently."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:38
That Special Someone - 09/04/2010Student's Space: "How can I find a boyfriend or a girlfriend? Many students with low vision feel they may never find that special someone. Dr. Bill tells them that this is far from the truth and shares helpful tips."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:40
Backpack Items - 08/28/2010Student's Space: "Helpful vision aids to pack in your school backpack"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:21
School Equipment - 08/21/2010Student's Space: "Equipment that will help students while at school. Dr. Bill reminds students to ask for the equipment they will need to access their school work while in class."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:36
Attend Your I.E.P. Meeting - 08/14/2010"Dr. Bill tells why you should attend your Individualized Educational Plan (I.E.P.) meeting at school. It lets you tell teachers what accommodations and equipment will help you access your school work."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:28
Peer Pressure - 08/07/2010"Don't give in to peer pressure. Your real friends will not ask you to do things that can get you into trouble."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:56
Be Relentless - 07/31/2010Student's Space: "Dr. Bill reminds students that being relentless is a common trait among the most successful people. If you want to become a better musician, athlete, or student, you have to keep your goal in mind."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:24
Fun Things To Do - 07/24/2010Student's Space: "Dr. Bill describes many fun things you can do this summer that don't require a lot of money. He also reveals some special benefits for students with low vision."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:40
Make Yourself Likeable - 07/17/2010Student's Space: "One of the keys to success is being likeable. It never hurts to be a person who is well-liked. It will open many doors for you in your life."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:35
Surround Yourself for Success - 07/10/10Student's Space: "Surround Yourself With People Who Are Successful. One of the best ways to move closer towards your goals and dreams is to surround yourself with people who have achieved those goals."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:26
Common Vision Problems of Children - 07/05/2010Dr. Bill describes the most common vision problems among children as well as a review of the anatomy of the eye.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:34:51
Don't Procrastinate - 07/03/2010Student's Space: Don't Procrastinate. Putting things off until tomorrow is one of the major reasons why people do not achieve their goals.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:13
Vision Development & the Importance of Stimulation - June 26, 2010Vision is a learned skill that requires stimulation for maximal vision development. Dr. Bill tells parents, teachers and professionals how vision develops and why it's important to stimulate it in the first 5 years of life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:22:48
Vision Stimulation For Children - June 16, 2010Vision stimulation activities to perform with your child this summer. In this lecture, Dr. Bill Takeshita reminds parents of the importance of continued vision stimulation during the summer break to maximally develop vision. Specific activities are included.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:37:15
Don't Let Your Vision Block Your Dream - 6/13/2010Student's Space: "Never let your vision prevent you from working toward your goals and dreams. Dr. Bill tells of an incredible man who did not let his blindness interfere with his dream of becoming a doctor."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:17
Video Games for the Blind - 6/5/2010New Video Games for the Blind. A company by the name of VIFit.org has developed video games that use the Nintendo Wii controllers and a PC computer to play tennis and bowling.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:11
Higher Speed Internet - 5/29/2010Student's Space: Dr. Bill tells students tricks they can use to improve the speed of their internet connection.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:10
Showing Appreciation - 5/18/2010Student's Space: Dr. Bill reminds students to show your appreciation to your teachers and others who have helped you this past year.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:04:29
Humanware Versa Plus - 5/11/2010Dr. Bill tells students about a great portable video magnifier called the Humanware Versa Plus that will magnify your books, play music files, display videos, record lectures, and magnify objects at intermediate distances.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:30
What Others Say - 5/4/2010Dr. Bill reminds students not to let what others say about you affect your entire life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:38
Gathering Information 4/27/2010Dr. Bill stresses the importance of getting as much information as you can on your visual impairment. You can get it by attending conferences, meetings and other events for the visually impaired.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:09
Jennifer's Story 4/20/2010Don't let your vision problem stop you from participating in school events. The story of Jennifer, a young girl with low vision who overcame many obstacles to achieve her goals.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:01
Earthquake Preparation - 4/13/2010Dr. Bill tells students how to prepare for an earthquake or other emergency.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:07
Paralympics 3/6/2010The Paralympics. Dr. Bill tells of a great program for teens and adults who love sports and may want to participate in the ParalympicsReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:30
Go to Your Prom! 3/30/2010Go to your prom! Dr. Bill advises students to make sure to go to your prom for a great time with a bunch of your friends.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:11
RFBD Scholarships - March 23 2010Today's topic is the various scholarships for students who use books from Recordings For the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD). The application deadline is April 1, so hurry!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:36
Children's Eye Exams - March 17, 2010Making the most of your child's eye examination. Dr. Bill gives parents some strategies and ideas on how to get the most from their child's vision examinations.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:37:18
Scholarship Deadlines 3/16/2010Dr. Bill reminds students that your applications for cash scholarships and video magnifiers are only two weeks away. Learn about the scholarships available for students with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:22
The Performing Arts 3/9/2010Dr. Bill encourages students to sign up for the performing arts - Learn to play an instrument, sing, or act.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:33
Start a Service Organization 3/2/2010Start a service organization at your school or in your community. Dr. Bill shares his ideas on starting a service organization.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:58
College Preparation 2/23/2010Dr. Bill encourages students to visit numerous colleges and universities this spring break. He talks about getting classmates together to plan a trip to find out which college you might want to attend.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:15
Modifying the Home to Stimulate VisionThis February 16, 2010 lecture sponsored by the Braille Institute tells parents how they can stimulate their child's vision development by modifying their home.Speaker: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:35:21
Win a Video Magnifier 2/16/2010Apply to win a video magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses the Dr. Sam Genensky Video Magnifier Award that gives four video magnifiers to students or non-students.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:32
Lighthouse Scholarships 2/8/2010Dr. Bill discusses the scholarship offered by the Lighthouse International. It's for graduating high school seniors, college students and graduate students.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:27
Your Facebook Image 2/2/2010Dr. Bill shares tips and ways to maintain a positive image when using Facebook.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:29
Applying for Scholarships 1/26/2010Dr. Bill reminds students who are entering college or are in college to apply for scholarships from the American Council for the Blind and the National Federation for the Blind.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:33
Neurological Vision Impairment 1/20/2010Hear Dr. Takeshita's lecture on Neurological Vision Impairment presented by the Braille Institute.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:31:46
Film Making Contest 1/19/2010Dr. Bill tells about a film making contest for students with low vision. The prize is 1,000 dollars.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:53
CCLVI Scholarship 1/12/2010Dr. Bill reminds students to apply for The Council of Citizens with Low Vision Scholarship.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:03:27
New Years Resolutions 1/5/2010Dr. Bill reminds students to make a New Year resolution and tells you how to keep your resolution.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:13
Selecting Sunglasses 12/29/2009Dr. Bill gives his recommendations for the best sunglasses to protect your eyes when skiiing, snow boarding, or just going to the snow.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:14
Free Audio Books 12/22/2009Dr. Bill talks about another free program to download audio books - Bookshare.org. It's a great source of books for school and pleasure for students with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:39
Holiday Gift Ideas 12/08/2009Dr. Bill tells you how you can receive free audio books from an organization called Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic, or just RFBDReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:09
Appreciating Friends & Family 12/1/2009Giving Thanks to Friends and Family. Dr. Bill talks about the importance of showing your gratitude and appreciation to all of your friends and family.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:42
A Boy Hero 11/24/2009Become a hero like Jake. Dr. Bill tells the story of an amazing boy who is visually impaired and encourages other students with vision impairment never to give up!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:07
Vision Stimulation for Children 11/18/2009"Vision Stimulation for Children Under 5 Years of Age." A 45 minute lecture done for the Braille Institute and The Center for the Partially Sighted. on November 18, 2009Author: Bill Takeshita Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:46:25
Low Vision Dating 11/17/2009Dr. Bill discusses dating for those with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:49
Meet and Make Friends 11/10/2009Dr. Bill discusses the ways you can meet and make new friends.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:40
Avoiding the "Disabled" Label 11/3/2009Dr. Bill reminds students not to let their vision problem make them "disabled"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:04
Safe Trick or Treating 10/27/2009Dr. Bill tells students how to have fun and be safe when trick or treating.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:40
College Deadlines 10/20/2009Dr. Bill reminds high school students of the upcoming deadlines for the SAT, college applications, and scholarships.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:03:46
The "Smart Pen" 10/13/2009Dr. Bill talks about the Smart Pen, a great tool for students who don't like to write when taking notes in the classroom.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:35
System Access To Go 10/6/2009Dr. Bill discusses the free software program "System Access to Go". It's free to students and it provides magnification and speech for use on PC computers.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:11
Discounted Laptops 9/29/2009Dr. Bill tells you about a great organization that provides refurbished notebook computers to students at a major discount.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:16
School Technology 9/22/2009Dr. Bill talks about alternative ways to help students acquire the technology they need for schoolReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:53
Earning Better Grades 9/15/2009Earning better grades in school. Today Dr. Bill tells you some common-sense ways to hit this elusive target.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:51
Scholarship Preparation 9/8/2009Dr. Bill talks about the benefits of preparing early to win a good scholarship.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:00
School Locker Padlocks 9/1/2009Dr. Bill gives insight into the best school-locker padlocks for students with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:06
Playing Sports 8/25/2009Dr. Bill talks about the importance of students' participation in sports, music, and all sorts of activities to gain experience, confidence, and improve your chances of getting into a college.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:08
Setting Goals Space 8/18/2009Today, Dr. Bill gives students the lowdown on something missing in too many schools today - how to set goals for yourself.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Reader: Brett Takeshita00:06:12
Telephone Support Group 8/12/2009The Jewish Guild for the Blind's National Telesupport Network provides free weekly phone support groupsReader: Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:01:58
Teacher Appointments 8/10/2009Dr. Bill tells students why it can be helpful to make an appointment to see your teacher before the school year begins.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:35
Back-To-School Season 8/4/2009Dr. Bill talks to students (and parents) about all the items they'll need in the upcoming Back-to-school season.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:32
Hope For Children 8/2/2009Dr. Bill reminds parents and family not to give up hope on the futures of children with low vision. There is hope in sight!Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:09
Strabismus and Amblyopia May 2009Dr. Bill shares his knowledge of stabismus and amblyopia with the parents of suffering children.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:32:48
Visual Skills Used for ReadingDr. Bill's lecture at the 50th CTEVH conference May 13, 2009 on helping you understand the visual skills your child uses for reading.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:50:00
Important Class Action Lawsuit 11/26/2008If you receive Social Security or are the agent of someone who does and you are visually impaired, this announcement is important to you!Author: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund00:04:04
Access Mobil Available Free to K-12 StudentsSerotek is introducing Access Mobile, a concept enabling a blind person to use any computer. It uses a "thumb drive" to move such software as screen readers to computers at school, home, the library or at a friend'sAuthor: Serotek, Reader: Max Flehinger00:02:37
The Quiet Struggle - from Working Mother May 2008Moms who have children with special needs often neglect themselves during their consuming quest to help their kids. Here, they share ways they've discovered to take care of themselves, too.Author: Jennifer Owens, Reader: Annie Potts00:15:57
A Rationale for the Use of Braille in the Information Age 4/23/2008Braille has been said to be the key to opportunity, the means of emancipation, the greatest gift to the blind and the primary means by which the blind can become literate.Reader: Max Flehinger00:03:54

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