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Dr. Bill Takeshita tells you how to get the most from PC's and other gadgetry that can help those with low vision get along.

Current Low Vision Technology Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Jaws, Jaws, Jaws 04/05/2018Christine Chaikin continues the tutorial on how to navigate to the start menu, the desktop and how to change the rate of voice response and volumeHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:16:36
Jaws, Jaws, Jaws 03/30/2018Christine Chaikin tells how to open programs using the Windows key, how to search for other programs, and how to print.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:17:47
Low Vision Tech 02/05/2016Dr. Bill interviews the founder and CEO of NuEyes, Mark Greget. The company produces an exciting new assistive technology for the partially sighted.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:34:36
Low Vision Tech 09/17/2015The latest in vision technnology- E Sight, eye glasses which allow the visually impaired to see 20/20.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:40:34
Low Vision Tech 08/13/2014Dr. Bill and Dr. Brett Nagatani review the new upgraded and improved Prodigi Video Magnifier able to to magnify text, enhance, and speak text.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:31:28
Low Vision Tech 08/01/2014The Enhanced Vision Smart Reader. Dr. Bill and Dr. Brett Nagatani review a device able to read letters, and documents on a portable screen.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:31:28
Low Vision Tech 02/14/2014Dr. Bill and Kevin Hughes discuss Humanware's latest video magnifier Prodigi. The features of the Prodigi Desktop and the Prodigi Duo provide several interesting features.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:36:59
Low Vision Tech 08/31/2013Blind Comcast executive is developing a talking TV channel guide. By Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia InquirerReader: Max Flehinger00:06:05
Low Vision Tech 08/07/2012"iDevice Apps for the blind and visually impaired, Part 1 of 2" from AppAdvice.comReader: Joe Jurca00:14:00
Low Vision Tech 07/10/2012"AIRSLA application for iPhone" AIRSLA has listened to your request and is producing an application to listen to AIRSLA podcasts from your iPhone and iPad, available this fall.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:00
Low Vision Tech 07/03/2012"I Heart Radio application." Dr. Bill discusses an application allows you to listen to your favorite songs and artists on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry cell phones.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:25
Low Vision Tech 06/26/2012"ZoomText Screen Magnification Version 10" Dr. Bill discusses the latest version of ZoomText with speech.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:03
Low Vision Tech 06/19/2012"Apple's new operating system." Apple announced improvements to their operating system for the iPhone, iPad and Ipod Touch.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:59
Low Vision Tech 06/05/2012"Windows 8 Operating System" Dr. Bill informs listeners about the latest operating system that will be released by Microsoft. The program is called Windows 8 and Dr. Bill informs listeners how they can try it.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:20
Low Vision Tech 05/29/2012The Enhanced Vision Merlin HD. Dr. Bill describes the new features of the Enchanced Vision Merlin with high definition. This is a video magnifier that will help many people with low vision read, write, and see small details.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:35
Low Vision Tech 05/22/2012Screen Reader for the Blackberry Curve Cell Phone. Research in Motion has announced the release of a free screen reading application for people who use the Blackberry Curve.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:31
Low Vision Tech 05/15/2012Special offers from Humanware. Dr. Bill shares the latest special promotions from Humanware for those who are interested in purchasing the BrailleNote Apex or the Trekker GPS system.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:39
Low Vision Tech 05/08/2012The Enhanced Vision DaVinci Acrobat. Dr. Bill shares information about the latest video magnifier from Enhanced Vision. This video magnifier focuses both far, near, and also scan your books and read them aloud.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:05
Low Vision Tech 05/01/2012"The Braille Plus 18" - Dr. Bill discusses a new portable device made by the American Printing House that allows users to e-mail, write documents, record lectures, read books and more.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:33
Low Vision Tech 04/24/2012"The Grasshopper Telephone System" - Dr. Bill tells about a helpful telephone system that will allow you to establish a local or 800 telephone number and receive messages for your business.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:20
Low Vision Tech 04/17/2012Dr. Bill reminds listeners who use screen magnification programs and video magnifiers of the benefits of wearing glasses that are designed to focus on the distance of your computer monitor.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:50
Low Vision Tech 04/10/2012The Sapphire portable video magnifier. Freedom Scientific has upgraded their popular Sapphire video magnifier and reduced the price. Dr. Bill discusses all the great features of this excellent portable video magnifier.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:42
Low Vision Tech 04/03/2012Enhanced Vision Pebble. Dr. Bill talks about a new portable magnifier. This is the most compact portable video magnifier from Enhanced Vision with excellent optics.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:52
Low Vision Tech 03/27/2012Tech for low vision: "Looktel Recognizer Application" - Dr. Bill talks about a great application that will allow low vision users of the iPhone to identify objects of virtually any size and shape.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:51
Low Vision Tech 03/20/2012"The Apple Accessibility Help Line. Apple has just produced a new telephone help line to let people with disabilities learn to use their Apple products."Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:03:17
Low Vision Tech 03/13/2012Dr. Bill talks about the new I Pad that was recently announced by Apple. This portable device has many features that will be most helpful for people with low vision and for those who are blind.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:18
Low Vision Tech 03/06/2012"Optelec Compact 5 HD Video Magnifier" - Optelec has just released a new portable video magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses its fantastic features.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:01
Low Vision Tech 02/14/2012Facebook: Dr. Bill shares helpful tips for accessing Face Book with a screen reader and talks about some iPhone applications.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:24
Low Vision Tech 02/07/2012The iPad 2 can be an affordable and effective tool for the blind and partially sighted. Dr. Bill discusses its features.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:11:27
Low Vision Tech 01/31/2012The Freedom Scientific Topaz XL HD Video Magnifier. Dr. Bill describes the benefits of this excellent new desktop video magnifier.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:07
Low Vision Tech 01/24/2012Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to prevent the loss of important data from your computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:19
Low Vision Tech 01/17/2012The CC Solar Observer Emergency Radio. Dr. Bill describes a great emergency radio with AM and FM, weather band, a flashlight, solar array, and a wind-up generator.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:16
Low Vision Tech 01/10/2012Financial Aid For Assistive Technology. Dr. Bill describes an Association for Blind Citizens program where the legally blind can get up to half of their technology paid for.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:56
Low Vision Tech 01/03/2012The Echo Smart Pen. Dr. Bill talks about a new pen that allows you to record lectures and interviews and locate specific content by tapping the notepad with the pen.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:01
Low Vision Tech 12/27/2011Dr. Bill tells of the Look Tel Currency Identification App for the iPhone. It will quickly and accurately identify paper money for you.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:48
Low Vision Tech 12/20/2011The HIMS SenseView Portable Video Magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses this portable video magnifier with up to 22x magnification and adjustable brightness controls.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:26
Low Vision Tech 12/06/2011HIMS introduces the LifeStyle, a new 22-inch High Definition video magnifier. An excellent tool to help the visually impaired read, write, view photos and perform other tasks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:11:03
Low Vision Tech 11/29/2011CamCorders. Dr. Bill encourages those with low vision to consider a portable video camera to help them see distant objects. They provide a high magnification range at an affordable price.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:27
Low Vision Tech 11/22/2011Many with low vision can benefit from the speech technology available on today's computers. Dr. Bill shares tips that will help you to get the most from these programs that read text aloud.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:12:20
Low Vision Tech 11/15/2011Optelec 5HD Portable Video Magnifier. This hand-held video magnifier has a high definition 5-inch screen with many fantastic features.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:54
Low Vision Tech 11/01/2011The Amazon Kindle Fire. This electronic book reader will convert books into large print, play music, movies and television programs. It also lets you surf the internet!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:07
Low Vision Tech 10/25/2011The new Transformer. Enhanced Vision has made some beneficial changes to their Transformer distance and near-focusing video magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses them.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:54
Low Vision Tech 10/18/2011The Humanware Brailliant Refreshable Display. This new refreshable Braille display allows users to connect to their cell phone, iPad and computers to read and write.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:56
Low Vision Tech 10/11/2011The New iPhone 4s. Dr. Bill talks about some of the new features of the new Apple iPhone 4s that can help people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:36
Low Vision Tech 09/27/2011The C-Desk Computer System for people with low vision. This helpful tool comes with standard features that will help you by scanning books and mail and more!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:16
Low Vision Tech 09/20/2011Freedom Scientific's Magic 11 Magnification Program and the Magic Computer Keyboard. Dr. Bill describes the outstanding features of the Magic screen magnification program and the new Magic keyboard.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:54
Low Vision Tech 09/13/2011Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows. Here are some quick and easy shortcuts. You won't have to use your mouse as much and you'll be much more efficient.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:37
Low Vision Tech 09/06/2011The New Freedom Scientific Ruby. Dr. Bill describes the latest features of the very popular Ruby portable video magnifier.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:25
Low Vision Tech 08/30/2011Dr. Bill talks about the most popular desktop video magnifiers that can help students to see the chalkboard as well as their books and worksheets in the classroom.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:15
Low Vision Tech 08/23/2011Speed Up Your PC. Dr. Bill shares his experience changing to a larger, faster hard drive for his laptop. You too can stretch your dollars by improving the PC you already have.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:36
Low Vision Tech 08/16/2011iPad Versus the Netbook. This information will help students trying to decide which of these computers to buy.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:36
Low Vision Tech 08/09/2011How to select a desktop video magnifier. Dr. Bill shares some helpful tips to consider when shopping.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:16:54
Low Vision Tech 08/02/2011Dr. Bill discusses the benefits of using a digital voice recorder to record memos, phone numbers, and even interviews.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:33
Low Vision Tech 07/26/2011GW Micro announces release of the first video magnifiers that can scan an image and read text aloud, the Vocatex and the Orabis.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:13
Low Vision Tech 07/19/2011GW Micro has released the Read-It Wand, a new optical character recognition software program and camera that can scan text in less than 3-seconds, read it aloud, and display it in large print.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:43
Low Vision Tech 07/12/2011The HIMS Book Sense With Voice Recognition. This is the first Daisy book and music player with voice recognition. If you own a Book Sense XT, you can upgrade it!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:27
Low Vision Tech 07/05/2011The Milestone 312 Digital Book Player and Audio Recorder. - Dr. Bill discusses the unique features and benefits of this small but powerful multi-functional digital audio player and recording device.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:48
Low Vision Tech 06/21/2011Macintosh Computers for people with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses benefits of an Apple Macintosh computer for people with vision impairments.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:08
Low Vision Tech 06/14/2011Freedom Scientific has reduced the price of its most popular portable video magnifier, the Ruby. Dr. Bill describes its features and tells who will benefit from this fantastic device.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:08
Low Vision Tech 06/07/2011Tools to Record Podcasts: Podcasts are audio recordings that can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to on your computer and favorite players. Here's information to get you started.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:54
Low Vision Tech 05/31/2011The Touch Memo Labeling System. This device lets you label items with sticker it creates. It's small and pen-shaped and the stickers adhere to almost anything.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:26
Low Vision Tech 05/24/2011The Acrobat 24-inch Video Magnifier. This Enhanced Vision product will help those with low vision see distant details, books, and mail. It even functions as a magnified mirror to aid in grooming!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:49
Low Vision Tech 05/17/2011Freedom Scientific SARA CE. This amazing scanning system cn scan your documents and read them aloud in less than 3 seconds. It's easy to use and doesn't require a computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:59
Low Vision Tech 05/10/2011The Optelec Clear Reader Plus Portable Scanner. Have you ever wished you had a scanner you could take with you to read books, documents and memos? This new system can also read them to you!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:36
Low Vision Tech 05/03/2011Dr. Bill discusses Freedom Scientific's latest upgrades to their popular desktop video magnifier - the Topaz.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:14
Low Vision Tech 04/26/2011C-Desk software for easy use of your computer. C-Desk magnifies images on your computer screen, scans documents, reads them aloud. It makes using a Windows PC very easy.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:22
Low Vision Tech 04/19/2011Android Mobile Accessibility. Dr. Bill discusses Code Factor's new software for Android cell phones that makes them accessible for people who are blind and visually impaired.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:45
Low Vision Tech 04/12/2011Freedom Scientific Large-Print Keyboard - Dr. Bill discusses a new computer keyboard designed to improve productivity for Magic screen magnification software and JAWS screen reader software users.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:35
Low Vision Tech 04/05/2011The Book Port Plus Digital Book Player - Dr. Bill discusses a very easy-to-use digital multimedia player for the visually impaired. It reads books and plays music and podcasts.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:13:09
Low Vision Tech 03/29/2011New applications for the iPhone 4 - Dr. Bill discusses two applications for the iPhone 4 - one for identifying currency and the other to convert the iPhone into a magnifier and scanning reader.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:31
Low Vision Tech 03/22/2011The Bose QC 16 Headphones - Dr. Bill reviews the Bose QC 16 noise cancelling headphones designed for high quality music and for use on an airplane.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:17
Low Vision Tech 03/15/2011The Humanware Trekker Breeze GPS System - Humanware has upgraded their popular GPS to let users enter addresses. Dr. Bill describes the features of this system.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:58
Low Vision Tech 03/08/2011Mobile Access for Android Smart Phone Users - Code Factory has just released a program that will allow the blind to access many features with their Android cell phones.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:09
Low Vision Tech 03/01/2011A new electronic implant for the eye. Doctors in Germany have implanted electronics into the eyes of 3 adults to restore vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:48
Low Vision Tech 02/22/2011New scanning systems for Mac users - ABiSee has two systems that will allow a person to scan text in less than 3 seconds on the Macintosh computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:49
Low Vision Tech 02/15/2011The New Braille Note Apex. Humanware has just released the latest version of the Keysoft 9.0.2 software for the popular Apex notetaker. Dr. Bill describes some of its great features.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:50
Low Vision Tech 02/08/2011Enhanced Vision's New 'Transformer': Dr. Bill discusses this new video magnifier that can focus on both distant and near objects so you can view them on your computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:30
Low Vision Tech 02/01/2011Learn about a new portable video magnifier: the Sense View Lite. It's very portable and uses the latest LED technology to magnify print.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:56
Low Vision Tech 01/25/2011How to select a desktop video magnifier. These are probably the most valuable low vision aid. They enable you to read, write, and view photographs.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:15
Low Vision Tech 01/18/2011Ergonomic tips for using video magnifiers and PCs. Many people with low vision must lean forward to to read the print on their computer screen and video magnifiers. Dr. Bill provides solutions to prevent neck and back strain.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:13:01
Low Vision Tech 01/11/2011Kurzweill Teams With ABiSee: The Kurzweil 1000 OCR software can now use ABiSee Eye Pal and Zoom Ex cameras to scan and read a page in less than 3 seconds.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:00
Low Vision Tech 01/04/2011Amazon Kindle. There is a new thinner, lighter version of the most popular electronic book reader, the Kindle. Dr. Bill discusses how to use it to read books and documents, listen to music, and more.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:15:43
Low Vision Tech 12/28/2010Bing 411. This new information resource provides users with free information over the telephone, including directory assistance, directions to various businesses, traffic, sports, and stocks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:35
Low Vision Tech 12/21/2010Freedom Scientific's new SARA CE scanning system. A new upgrade that uses a camera to scan documents faster than ever. Fantastic for those who don't want to use a computer!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:46
Low Vision Tech 12/14/2010Bierly ColorMouse-USB-MD. Dr. Bill tells of a very handy video magnifier shaped like a mouse. It plugs into the USB port of a Windows PC and lets you read small print and view photos.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:39
Low Vision Tech 12/07/2010Dragon Naturally Speaking for the iPhone. This application allows you to talk into your iPhone and have it type out your e-mail and text messages for you.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:03:45
Low Vision Tech 11/30/2010ABiSee has announced new Eye Pal and Zoom Ex scanning systems for Macintosh PCs. They can scan a page and read it aloud, magnify it on the Mac, or convert to a Braille display in 3 seconds.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:33
Low Vision Tech 11/23/2010Dr. Bill reviews recent improvements to the Freedom Scientific screen magnification program. He discusses how Magic can now be used with specific video magnifiers and the JAWS screen reader.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:19
Low Vision Tech 11/16/2010At "The Best in Tech 2010," Humanware announced coming changes to their Trekker Breeze GPS system and Voice Note Apex. Dr. Bill discusses the new features these products offer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:47
Low Vision Tech 11/09/2010"Do you enjoy listening to audio books from the National Library Service? Now, there's a great software program, C Desk for Media, that lets you quickly download books in three easy steps."Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:07
Low Vision Tech 11/02/2010New Features for the Optelec G2 Video Magnifier. The new G2 has a location finder and custom control of text and background colors.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:53
Low Vision Tech 10/26/2010Dr. Bill shares some helpful tips to help you organize your documents, files, and folders. He shows you how to select multiple documents and files using the keyboard and mouse.timemessage.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:39
Low Vision Tech 10/19/2010The L.G. enV cell phone. Looking for an affordable cell phone with speech and ability to read text messages aloud? The L.G. enV fills the bill for visually impaired who don't need to surf the Internet.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:15
Low Vision Tech 10/12/2010The Humanware Synergy CCTV. The Synergy has been upgraded with a higher resolution camera to provide a sharper image with high contrast. It is a great CCTV that will help people read, write, and view photos.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:29
Low Vision Tech 10/05/2010Optelec has a new portable device that can scan and read text aloud. It's called The Clear Reader Plus. Dr. Bill discusses the device and shares some of its highlights.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:23
Low Vision Tech 09/28/2010Dr. Bill describes the new EclipseScan. Turn it on and scan documents, read them aloud and display them in large print. It also has an Internet radio, and accessible DVD and CD players.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:06
Low Vision Tech 09/21/2010The Sendero Look-Around. This affordable iPhone app lets users simply shake the phone to find where you are, the closest intersection, the direction you're heading and nearby places of interest.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:42
Low Vision Tech 09/14/2010The Kindle 3 Electronic Book Reader. Amazon has released a new version of their popular Kindle. Dr. Bill reviews the improvements that might benefit those with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:14:38
Low Vision Tech 09/07/2010How to choose the best desktop video magnifier for you. Dr. Bill shares tips that will help you select a video magnifier.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:18:50
Low Vision Tech 08/31/2010Looking for a basic phone with large print that can read text messages? The Verizon Samsung Haven is a great cell phone for those with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:23
Low Vision Tech 08/24/2010Dr. Bill reminds low vision users that investing in better computer speakers can greatly improve your listening experience.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:49
Low Vision Tech 08/17/2010Dr. Bill reviews the combination of the Pearl Camera and Open Book 9 OCR software that allows you to easily photograph, scan and read all manner of documents.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:13:25
Low Vision Tech 08/10/2010Dr. Bill gives you some simple solutions to help you see your computer screen. He stresses the importance of wearing computer glasses and selecting the best computer monitor.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:14:03
Low Vision Tech 08/03/2010Should you buy an iPad or iPod Touch? Dr. Bill shares some information that might help you when making your decision as to whether to buy Apple's iPad or iPod touch.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:06
Low Vision Tech 07/27/2010The Intraocular miniature telescope. The FDA has just approved a miniature telescope eye implant for those with macular degeneration. It improves clarity of sight but has some limitations, which Dr. Bill discusses.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:24
Low Vision Tech 07/20/2010Dr. Bill discusses three of the newest bar code scanners, the ID Mate Summit, Digit-Eyes, and Script Talk. These can help you identify food items, clothing, and more...Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:03
Low Vision Tech 07/13/2010Dr. Bill describes how to use the American Printing House's audio editing software program for the blind.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:16:38
Low Vision Tech 07/06/2010The Pebble 4.3 inch portable video magnifier. Dr. Bill tells of the latest portable video magnifier from Enhanced Vision, the Pebble 4.3Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:07
Low Vision Tech 06/29/2010Dr. Bill discusses the TWIX, a device that acts like a CCTV, distance viewing video magnifier, and OCR scanner. It connects to a computer. For a limited time, you get a free computer with each TWIX.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:08
Low Vision Tech 06/22/2010Dr. Bill describes ways that people with low vision can record podcasts, letters, or other messages with Studio Recorder, the Olympus DM4, Book Sense, and Victor Reader Stream.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:47
Low Vision Tech 06/15/2010How to make audio recordings with Audacity, a free program that allows you to record lectures, music and podcasts.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:38
Low Vision Tech 06/08/2010The Fujitsu A 1220 Notebook computer is an affordable package, still available with Windows XP, and has a number pad to help people with low vision use Kurzweil and JAWS.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:01
Low Vision Tech 06/01/2010Dr. Bill summarizes recent price reductions for various Freedom Scientific portable video magnifiers and the much-anticipated release of the Enhanced Vision Pebble with a 4.3 inch screen.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:04
Low Vision Tech 05/25/2010Dr. Bill discusses the iPad, the most popular hi-tech device sold today, stressing its accessibility features for the partially sighted and the blind.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:15:49
Low Vision Tech 05/18/2010Dr. Bill demonstrates the Pen Friend, a portable labeler for the blind and visually impaired.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:06:53
Low Vision Tech 05/11/2010The Mattingly Low Vision Mouse Camera is a very affordable video magnifier that connects to any television and magnifies photographs, newsprint, mail, and medication labels for easy viewing.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:20
Low Vision Tech 05/04/2010Dr. Bill demonstrates the Orbit Research iBill currency reader, a great device that fits in your pocket and reads U.S. currency denominations to you.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:58
Low Vision Tech 04/27/2010New from Optelec for 2010. Optelec has some new features for their most popular video magnifiers. These will help people with low vision to read.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:57
Low Vision Tech 04/20/2010Dr. Bill discusses more of the new products and highlights of the 2010 CSUN Conference in San Diego, CA.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:49
Low Vision Tech 04/13/2010Dr. Bill describes how to use the Super Task Bar in Windows SevenHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:52
Low Vision Tech 04/06/2010Dr. Bill describes how to customize the mouse settings on your Windows 7 computer for better visibility and ease of use.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:39
Low Vision Tech 03/30/2010Dr. Bill summarizes the new items released at the 2010 CSUN Disabilities and Technology Conference in San Diego, CA.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:04
Low Vision Tech 03/23/2010Today Dr. Bill describes how to use the Windows Seven Narrator on computers that do not have a screen reader.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:49
Low Vision Tech 03/16/2010Dr. Bill tells how to use the free magnifier of the Windows Seven operating system to help read text, view pictures and perform other computer tasks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:28
Low Vision Tech 03/09/2010Dr. Bill discusses customizing your Windows Seven computer to make it easier to use if you have low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:07
Low Vision Tech 03/02/2010Dr. Bill tells how to use the free magnifier of the Windows Seven operating system to help read text, view pictures and perform other computer tasks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:35
Low Vision Tech 02/23/2010Dr. Bill provides more tips for users of the Freedom Scientific JAWS and Microsoft Outlook to send, receive, and organize e-mail.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:59
Low Vision Tech 02/16/2010Up-and-coming electronic book readers. Dr. Bill discusses new electronic book readers, including the iPad and the Blio reader.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:15
Low Vision Tech 02/08/2010Dr. Bill describes how to use JAWS and Microsoft Outlook to send, receive, and store e-mail.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:57
Low Vision Tech 02/02/2010Dr. Bill shares basic tips to help you get the most out of e-mailHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:14:27
Low Vision Tech 01/26/2010Dr. Bill discusses the merits of the Humanware Smart View Versa Plus, a video magnifier with up to 15X magnification that can also record voice notes, play mp3 files and movies and store images of phone numbers.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:15
Low Vision Tech 01/19/2010Dr. Bill discusses the iVisit visual aid software suite for cell phones. It allows users to scan objects and currency and to identify objects.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:31
Low Vision Tech 01/12/2010Dr. Bill discusses the latest near- and far-focusing video magnifier from Optelec, the MultiView.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:19
Low Vision Tech 01/05/2010Dr. Bill reviews the Samsung NC-10 Netbook computer and reviews how well it works when using JAWS.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:25
Low Vision Tech 12/29/2009Dr. Bill reviews the most popular low vision technology items for 2009.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:08
Low Vision Tech 12/22/2009Dr. Bill talks about the most popular portable e-book players, the Kindle DX, Sony PRS 900, and the Barnes and Noble Nook.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:14:00
Low Vision Tech 12/15/2009Dr. Bill talks about the pros and cons of electronic book readers such as the Kindle 2, Sony Portable Reader, and the Nook, for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:09:53
Low Vision Tech 12/08/2009In today's discussion, Dr. Bill tells you about some fantastic gift ideas for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:05
Low Vision Tech 12/01/2009Today Dr. Bill discusses the Intel Portable Reader, a new portable scanning device that allows users to scan text and read it aloud while displaying it in large print.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:26
Low Vision Tech 11/24/2009In today's discussion, Dr. Bill tells you how to transfer digital audio books from the National Library Service to the Victor Reader StreamHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:47
Low Vision Tech 11/17/2009Dr. Bill describes the technology and offerings of the National Library Service free audio books on cassette and digital format.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:13:05
Low Vision Tech 11/10/2009Dr. Bill discusses the pros and cons of upgrading your Windows PC computer to a 64 bit processor.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:13
Low Vision Tech 11/03/2009Dr. Bill discusses Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Seven, and how it can help people with low visionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:04
Low Vision Tech 10/27/2009Today, Dr. Bill talks about the latest Macintosh iMac desktop computers with 27-inch monitors.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:48
Low Vision Tech 10/20/2009Dr. Bill discusses the Dolphin Guide Software, which makes it easy for anyone to use a computer to send and read e-mail, write documents, scan and read books, and perform basic computing tasks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:30
Low Vision Tech 10/13/2009Dr. Bill talks about an amazing, high-speed scanning device called the Eye Pal Solo, that can read your mail, articles and books aloud without the use of a computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:32
Low Vision Tech 10/06/2009Dr. Bill talks about the new Freedom Scientific Onyx XL video magnification system for students and adults who need to focus on objects both near and far.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:26
Low Vision Tech 09/29/2009Today's topic is the Pen Friend, a great labeling device that allows users to place a sticker on an item and record a description that can be read by a pen.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:05:35
Low Vision Tech 09/22/2009The new iPod Touch is a portable music and book player that allows users to access the Internet, send and receive e-mail, and run many applications without the monthly fee of an iPhone.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:23
Low Vision Tech 09/15/2009Dr. Bill's topic today is the Optelec Compact Mini, a portable video magnifier that fits easily in pocket or purse.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:33
Low Vision Tech 09/08/2009Today Dr. Bill discusses the popular netbook computers and specifications to help people with low vision choose the best netbook to use with special screen magnification and text-to-speech software.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:10:56
Low Vision Tech 09/01/2009Dr. Bill discusses a new desktop video magnifier for students and adults - the Humanware Synergy CCTV.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:20
Low Vision Tech 08/25/2009Dr. Bill compares three of the most popular portable video magnifiers, the Enhanced Vision Pebble, Freedom Scientific Ruby, and the Optelec Compact Plus.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:44
Low Vision Tech 08/18/2009In this episode, Dr. Bill discusses things to consider when shopping for a Mac or PC notebook computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:22
Low Vision Tech 08/10/2009The latest Macintosh computers appear to be completely accessible and user-friendly right out of the box - a great advantage for those with vision problems. Dr. Bill also discusses accessibility of the iPhone 3G.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:37
Low Vision Tech 08/03/2009Today, Dr. Bill discusses the latest technological advances in affordable illuminated hand magnifiers.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:43
Low Vision Tech 07/28/2009Dr. Bill reviews "The Book Sense", the latest portable multi-media player that plays music and books, reads documents, and even records notes and lectures.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:32
Low Vision Tech 07/21/2009The second part of "How to get more speed out of your Windows XP computer."Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:18
Low Vision Tech 07/13/2009Dr. Bill discusses ways you can improve the performance and speed of your older Windows XP personal computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:15
Low Vision Tech 07/06/2009Freedom Scientific releases a new portable video magnifier that fits in a shirt pocket or purse. It's called the Ruby.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:06:51
Low Vision Tech 06/30/2009The popular iPhone Touch is now accessible to persons with low or no vision thanks to Apple's new "VoiceOver" software.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:04
Low Vision Tech 06/23/2009Dr. Bill reviews the popular cell phones for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:14:27
Low Vision Tech 06/16/2009Listen as Dr. Bill tells you about the specialized cell phone software that can be a big help to people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:59
Low Vision Tech 06/09/2009Dr. Bill shares his thoughts on basic cell phones for people with low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:38
Low Vision Tech 06/02/2009Today's marvel of technology is the Kurzweil KNFB Reader, a pocket-size device that can scan and read books, documents, and even currency!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:42
Low Vision Tech 05/26/2009The Eye Pal rapid scanning system can scan and begin reading your documents and books in 3 seconds. This pod cast will describe how to use the Eye Pal and Eye Pal Solo.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:34
Low Vision Tech 05/23/2009Today, Dr. Bill tells you all about affordable gadgets that will help you to be more efficient at work.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:27
Low Vision Tech 05/19/2009Dr. Bill tells you how to use the Kurzweil 1000 optical scanning software program for Windows computers.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:46
Low Vision Tech 05/12/2009Technology For Low Vision: "An introduction to optical character recognition; software to scan and read text."Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:35
Low Vision Tech 05/04/2009The Humanware Trekker Breeze GPS System helps students to get around at large campuses. Dr. Bill discusses how to get the most out of it.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:03
Low Vision Tech 04/28/2009In the past few years, Macintosh has greatly improved access by low-vision users. Dr. Bill discusses your choices in the Mac world.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:44
Low Vision Tech 04/20/2009Continuing his coverage of video magnifiers, Dr. Bill discusses the Optelec Fairview portable video magnifier. This device lets you easily read small print and allows focusing on both far and near objects.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:07
Low Vision Tech 04/14/2009The Pebble Portable Video Magnifier is arguably the best value in portable video magnifiers to allow people with low vision to read again!Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:30
Low Vision Tech 04/07/2009Today Dr Bill talks about the Optelec Clearview Plus G2 desktop video magnifier. This fantastic device can help people with low vision to read, write, view photographs and enjoy their hobbies.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:56
Low Vision Tech 03/30/2009Today Dr. Bill tells us about the innovative Eye Pal Solo optical character recognition scanner from ABIC.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:32
Low Vision Tech 03/22/2009Dr. Bill compares the Freedom Scientific Onyx Desk Set and the Enhanced Vision Acrobat video magnification systems.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:13:46
Low Vision Tech 03/16/2009Part 2 of Dr. Bill's tips on how to customize Windows Vista for low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:14
Low Vision Tech 03/10/2009Part 1 of Dr. Bill's tips on how to customize Windows Vista for low vision.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:08
Low Vision Tech 03/02/2009The Kindle 2 electronic book reader from Amazon.com. Is it for you?Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:16
Low Vision Tech 02/24/2009Dr. Bill shows you how to use the JAWS screen reader to surf the Internet.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:17:07
Low Vision Tech 02/17/2009Today, Dr. Bill introduces JAWS, arguably the most popular screen reader (and certainly one of the most intimidating) to new users.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:15:29
Low Vision Tech 02/10/2009Learn where to find computer and technology bargains on internet web sites.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: June Takeshita00:06:27
Low Vision Tech 02/03/2009Find out about Freedom Scientific's Magic Screen magnification and screen reading software.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:12
Low Vision Tech 01/27/2009Dr. Bill tells you how to customize Zoom Text screen reading software.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:56
Low Vision Tech 01/18/2009How to use the Zoom Text Magnification SoftwareHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:16
Low Vision Tech 01/13/2009The Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse will magnify text and images on the computer to help people with low vision to use the computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:05:57
Low Vision Tech 01/06/2009A review of the Sapphire, a portable video magnifier just released by Freedom Scientific. It can help many with low vision to read, write, and perform visual tasks.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: June Takeshita00:07:27
Low Vision Tech 01/04/2009Specialized clocks and watches for people with low visionHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:41
Low Vision Tech 12/30/2008How to use the application shortcut key on your Windows-based computerHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:10:01
Low Vision Tech 12/23/2008How to use the Control key to move, copy, and create folders in Windows XPHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:11:52
Low Vision Tech 12/16/2008How to use the control key on your keyboard to copy, move, and paste textHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:33
Low Vision Tech 12/09/2008How to use the control key on your Windows keyboardHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:11
Low Vision Tech 12/02/2008How to use the Windows shortcut key on your computerHost: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:48
Low Vision Tech 11/25/2008Making your life easier by using the Alt Key on your computer.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Evan Kamei00:06:36
Low Vision Tech 11/18/2008Some ideas that will help a person with low vision view his computer screen better.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:10

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