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Vision: Coping With Loss

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This podcast series is intended to provide a support system for those learning to cope with their vision-impairment by presenting success stories and helpful hints. Each podcast either describes a success or includes tips for fighting your demons.

Current Articles on Coping With Vision Loss
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Guide Dog Selection - 08/11/2017This LA Times article will explain what it takes to be a great guide dog and how to spot one. By Melissa Healey.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:09
NFB Seminar on Low Vision and Blindness - 03/19/2016A presentation about low vision and blindness. The topics included are: individual experiences, support groups and technology.Reader: Raquel Decipeda, Dr. Bill Takeshita, and a variety of contributors02:05:35
Success Story - 05/02/2014Natalie, a 10th grader with congenital glaucoma tells about growing up with low vision, overcoming teasing, and succeeding in school.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:37:50
Blind Pole Vaulters - 05/14/2013"It's Just Another Hurdle for Blind Athletes." By Jere Longman, from Chandler, Arizona for The New York TimesReader: Max Flehinger00:08:34
Stories of Coping & Support - 06/25/2012"Blind Man Awarded $3000 for Employer Discrimination"; "iPhotography for the Blind"; "Braille for Tibetans"; "Master Chef Ramsey Supports Blind Contestant"Reader: Jason Wineinger00:07:08
Blind Tennis: Ear on the Ball! - 06/25/2012"Kevaughn Merrill waits his turn during a lesson in blind tennis at Lighthouse International in Manhattan, an early adopter of the game". by Thomas Lin.Reader: Jason Wineinger00:07:16
Make a calendar of events - 06/10/2012Dr. Bill reminds listeners to create a calendar of events that you my look forward to each month.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:35
Life is more than seeing clearly - 06/05/2012Dr. Bill shares his story how he finally learned that life is much more than having clear sight.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:03
Tips to help you with transportation - 05/13/2012Dr. Bill shares many valuable tips to help you with your transportation needs.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:40
Bake a cake for a friend - 05/06/2012Dr. Bill shares tips on how you can bake a cake with low vision and make a friend happy!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:49
Try horseback riding - 04/29/2012Dr. Bill encourages listeners to try horseback riding. He shares his recent experience.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:38
Tips for Grooming - 04/22/2012"One of the more difficult tasks to perform is grooming. Dr. Bill shares some helpful tips."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:29
Great Tips for Entertainment - 04/15/2012Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to allow you to enjoy attending sporting events, plays, musicals and movies with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:49
Large Print Books and Newspapers - 04/08/2012Dr. Bill informs listeners of ways to obtain large print newspapers, books, and magazines.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:55
Easy way to use a computer - 04/01/2012Dr. Bill talks about a new computer software called C Desk Suite that allows people with low vision to learn the computer quickly and most easily.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:24
How I overcame depression - 03/25/2012Dr. Bill shares his story of how he learned to overcome his thoughts of depression and pity to learn to live happily with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:31
Illuminated Hand Magnifiers - 03/18/2012Dr. Bill provides helpful info on these reading devices, popular with those having macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:54
How to start a rose garden - 03/11/2012Dr. Bill shares helpful ideas to start a beautiful rose garden..Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:04:24
House Cleaning Tips - 03/04/2012Dr. Bill shares ways to do your laundry, vacuuming and the cleaning the dishes.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:25
Tips to Help You Sleep - 02/26/2012One of the more common complaints of people with low vision is insomnia, the difficulty of falling asleep. Dr. Bill shares helpful tips that may help you to sleep better.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:46
Preserving Your Vision - 02/19/2012"Five Things You Can Do to Preserve Your Vision. Helpful tips for you, your friends and family."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:16
Super Bowl Snacks - 02/05/2012Dr. Bill shares easy recipes you can make to create great snacks for your Super Bowl party.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:09
The Apple iPhone 4S - 01/29/2012The new iPhone 4S is one of the most helpful tools for any person who has vision problems. Dr. Bill discusses how this smart phone can give you much more independence and freedom.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:49
Exercises for Your Legs - 01/22/2012Dr. Bill shares various exercises and guidance to help you begin an exercise program that will strengthen your legs.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:11:07
Teach Yourself a New Skill - 01/15/2012Dr. Bill says to learn a new activity each week. It can be enjoyable and rewarding for people of all ages.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:45
Your Autobiography - 01/08/2012Write Your Autobiography. Your life is full of important events and wisdom that can be shared with friends and family.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:49
Learn Every Day - 01/01/2012Make 2012 the year that you learn something every day. Here's how to search for the information.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:23
Vision Filters - 12/18/2011Filters to improve your vision during winter months. Colored lenses can improve your vision outdoors during the winter. Here are Dr. Bill's recommendations.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:59
Tips For Holiday Gifts - 12/11/2011Holiday shopping can be very difficult if you have low vision. Dr. Bill shares some ideas that will make your holiday shopping easier and more meaningful.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:49
Tips for Holiday Cards - 12/04/2011Dr. Bill shares his tips to help you to send your greetings to friends and family during this magical time of year.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:18
Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/20/2011Having low vision doesn't have to mean the end of celebrating Thanksgiving and cooking. Dr. Bill shares information that will allow you to have a great Thanksgiving dinner.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:08
It's OK to Be Angry - 11/13/2011Dr. Bill shares his experience of losing his vision and being angry. However, he emphasizes the importance of changing your attitude today and begin to live life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:37
Low Vision Specialists - 11/06/2011Schedule an appointment with a low-vision specialist. Did you know that there are doctors who specialize in helping you improve their remaining vision? Why you should have a low-vision exam.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:04
Home Safety - 10/30/2011Make your home safer for walking. Falls are one of the most common causes of injury among those with low vision. Here's how to prevent those falls.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:24
Ballgames - 10/23/2011Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Dr. Bill shares tips that will help you enjoy the ballgame - low-vision aids as well as game audio.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:34
Educate Your Community - 10/16/2011Educate Your Community About Low Vision. Each of you is an expert in vision impairment and are encouraged to show others that those with low vision can be independent.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:54
Gardens for the Blind - 10/14/2011"Seeing With Other Senses: Gardens for the Blind. Gardening techniques, sources and public gardens for the blind & visually impaired." by JoAnn Gardner of HerbCompanion.comReader: Barry McCarten00:15:46
Low-Vision Parenting - 10/09/2011How to Be a Parent With Low Vision. Dr. Bill shares insights into being a parent. He encourages you to demonstrate your capability for independent living and a happy life.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:01
Low Vision Resources - 10/02/2011Resources for People With Low Vision. Dr. Bill shares these sources of information, resources and programs.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:24
Learn to Use a Computer - 09/25/2011Dr. Bill shares shares information on the benifits of using a computer even if you have low vision, incuding a discussion of the very popular C-Desk computer system made by AdaptiveVoice.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:05
Start a Cooking Club - 09/18/2011"Start a cooking club - A cooking club is a great way to develop your cooking skills and to have a lot of fun, food, and friendship."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:56
Tips For Writing - 09/11/2011Tips To Help You When Writing. Writing can be difficult for those with low vision. Dr. Bill shares his tips to help you write letters, sign checks and take notes.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:15
Call A Friend - 09/04/2011Call a Friend. Dr. Bill tells how beneficial it was for him to call friends and family each day - to overcome the feeling of being isolated that's common to those with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:47
Nutritional Tips - 08/28/2011Nutritional Tips for Your Eyes and Your Brain. The latest research findings on various foods that are helpful for your eyes and brain.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:50
Using a Cane - 08/21/2011The Benefits of Using a Cane. Dr. Bill shares his experience in using a cane to assist mobility and how to get training.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:54
Dialog In The Dark - 08/19/2011For an hour or so, this participatory exhibition takes you through the experience of adapting to total lack of sight. By Edward RothsteinReader: Joe Jurca00:11:00
Grooming Tips - 08/14/2011Dr. Bill shares tips that will help you identify bottles and containers in the bathroom while brushing your teeth and performing other grooming tasks.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:21
Dining Out - 08/07/2011Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to make your dining experience more enjoyable, including how to read the menu and eat more easily.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:32
Treatments For M.D. - 07/31/2011Advances in medical treatments for macular degeneration. Dr. Bill describes some of the new research being done to help people with macular degeneration.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:08
Start A Garden! - 07/24/2011Dr. Bill shares some very easy ideas to start your own home vegetable garden.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:17
Tips For Flying - 07/17/2011Here are some tips to help you make airline reservations and to cope with flying when you visit family and friends this summer.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:39
Summer Barbequeing - 07/10/2011Dr. Bill shares some tips that will help you to grill on your BBQ even if you have low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:38
Learn to Swim - 07/03/2011Dr. Bill shares his tips and suggestions for swimming with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:05:41
Join a Support Group - 06/26/2011Dr. Bill encourages people with low vision to join support groups. There are many types and they are a great place to learn and to help others.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:46
Capture Life's Moments - 06/19/2011Capture Life's Moments. Dr. Bill tells how those with low vision can capture life's great moments with digital photos or audio recordings.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:59
Ideas For a Quick Breakfast - 06/12/2011Dr. Bill shares his ideas to help you prepare a quick and exciting breakfast.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:40
Organizing Clothing - 06/05/2011Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to help organize and identify your clothing.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:04
Sunglasses - 05/29/2011Dr. Bill shares important information about the types of sunglasses and how they protect your eyes, reduce glare, and improve contrast.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:11
Bathroom Organization - 05/15/2011Tips to help you in the bathroom and shower. How to identify items in the bathroom and stay well-groomed.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:25
In-Home Travel - 05/08/2011Tips to help you travel inside your home more safely. People with low vision often trip or fall in their homes. Dr. Bill shares his tips to keep you safe.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:03
Life: More Than You Can See - 05/01/2011Dr. Bill tells how he overcame anger, bitterness and self-pity after being diagnosed with vision impairment. Life has so much more to offer than what we can see with our eyes.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:00
Exercise Each Day - 04/24/2011Dr. Bill discusses the importance of regular exercise to clear your mind and improve the way you feel and gives you some exercises to try.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:16
Control Your Mind - 04/17/2011Control Your Mind. Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to help you learn to control your mind so that you can move forward with your life after experiencing low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:01
Tips For Phone Use - 04/10/2011Tips for using the telephone. Dr. Bill shares helpful tips for using your telephone more efficiently. How to obtain free 411 dialing - and More!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:40
Pouring Drinks - 04/03/2011Tips to help you pour and serve drinks. Mastering the art of pouring liquids without spilling them.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:27
Tips for Flying Alone - 03/27/2011Dr. Bill shares tips and encourages those with low vision not to be afraid to travel on an airplane alone.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:01
Writing With Low Vision - 03/20/2011Tips to help you write with low vision. Dr. bill shares many helpful tips to help you see what you're writing using visual aids.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:42
Reading Newspapers - 03/13/2011How to read the newspaper with low vision. Dr. Bill shares valuable tips and recommendations to help you read the newspaper, including the use of glasses, magnifiers and reading services.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:17
Walking Safely Through Your Home - 03/06/2011Walking Safely Through Your Home. Dr. bill shares tips that will help those with low vision to walk more safely and comfortably in their home.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:52
Reading Small Print - 02/27/2011Tips For Reading Small Print. This is one of the most common complaints from those with low vision. But low vision doctors can design special reading glasses to magnify the print.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:06:05
Assistive Technology Information - 02/26/2011This tipsheet from MIUSA gives an overview of the technology available to blind and low vision people and refers you to other resource lists.Reader: Joe Jurca00:22:55
Wear Sunglasses! - 02/20/2011Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Sunlight can damage the cells of the eyes. Dr. Bill shares important tips to help you protect them from the sun.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:07:14
Low Vision Rehabilitation Centers - 02/13/2011Low Vision Rehabilitation Centers. Dr. Bill discusses the benefits of visiting a comprehensive center and tells you what you can expect there.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:11:38
Learn From Others - 02/06/2011Learn from others who have low vision. One of the best ways to learn how to do things is to speak with others and learn from their experience. Dr. Bill offers tips on how you can do this.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:03
What Do You Fear? - 01/30/2011What do you fear? Most with low vision have many fears. Dr. Bill shares how he overcame his own fears about losing his vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:37
Talk to Family & Friends - 01/23/2011Talk to your friends and family about your vision problem. Keeping your vision problem to yourself can lead to stress and cause other problems.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:21
Second Opinion Tips - 01/16/2011Tips when seeking a second opinion. Dr. Bill shares tips to help you to identify a doctor who can provide you with a second opinion regarding your eye condition.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:47
Diagnosed With a Vision Problem? - 01/09/2011What you should do if you've just been diagnosed with a vision problem. Get a second opinion, have an exam with a specialist, talk to friends and family.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:20
A New Years Resolution - 01/02/2011A New Years Resolution. Dr. Bill encourages you to make the vow of "Living a Happy Life" your New Years Resolution. Although losing vision is difficult, there is much to live for!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:27
Recording Special Moments - 12/26/2010"Recording Those Special Moments. Many take photographs to store memories of special occasions. Dr. Bill tells listeners of the benefits of storing special moments using a digital audio recorder"Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:00
Gift Ideas - 12/19/2010"Gift ideas for people with low vision. Dr. Bill shares some great and affordable gift ideas for friends and family who have low vision."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:56
VisionAWARE Resource - 12/17/2010VisionAWARE is a web site featuring many resources for those with vision impairment. In this podcast, Barry relates tips for gardening.Reader: Barry McCarten00:06:39
Seeing the Television - 12/12/2010Dr. Bill shares many helpful tips to help those with low vision see their television more easily.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:21
Laundry Tips - 12/05/2010Tips to help you do your laundry. Dr. Bill shares many tips to make the chore of doing laundry much easier if you have low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:28
Holiday Cards - 11/28/2010Dr. Bill Shares tips and suggestions to help you address, mail, and produce your holiday cards.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:05
Tips for Safe Cooking - 11/21/2010Tips for Safe Cooking. Dr. Bill shares tips to help people with low vision to cook more safely and efficiently.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:59
Grocery Shopping - 11/14/2010Tips to help you with grocery shopping. As Thanksgiving approaches, many of you will need to go to the grocery store. Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to assist you.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:00
Thanksgiving Tips 11/07/2010"Don't let your vision interfere with your Thanksgiving. Dr. Bill shares tips and ideas so that you can have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:42
Join Low Vision Organizations - 10/31/2010Join organizations to meet and learn from others with low vision. This can be the most valuable way to learn how to cope. Hear Dr. Bill's advice on meeting others with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:44
Mood Improvement - 10/17/2010Nutrition and exercise can improve your mood. It's common for people with low vision to feel down and sad. Dr. Bill reminds you to exercise and eat the proper foods to improve the way you feel.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:05
Have a Positive Attitude 10/10/2010Train Your Mind to Have a Positive Attitude. Loss of vision is very difficult and can cause a person to be bitter, angry, and even unlikeable. But you do not have to become the type of person you never wanted to be.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:19
Paying Your Bills 10/03/2010Dr. Bill describes helpful tips to enable you to pay your bills, including low vision aids, video magnifiers, and some of the special services provided by many companies.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:22
Getting Organized 09/26/2010Dr. Bill provides helpful tips to help you to get organized. These tips will save you valuable time and frustration when you are looking for things.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:26
Cooking With Low Vision 09/19/2010Dr. Bill shares tips on cooking with low vision. Learn how to use lighting, contrast, touch and taste to cook your favorite meals.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:28
Blind West Point Officer - 09/18/2010The First Blind West Point Officer. Dr. Bill tells of an inspiring young man named Scotty Smiley, who lost his sight in the war and overcame his blindness to become West Point's first blind officer.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:32
A Blind Man Sails - 09/14/2010"Remote Control: A Blind Man Sails With Help From Afar." By Nick Burns in the Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2010Reader: Max Flehinger00:07:42
One Step At a Time - 09/12/2010"Take it one step at a time. Dr. Bill reminds us that adjusting to low vision is something that takes time. Successful rehabilitation is a step-by-step process."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:02
Technology Aids Daily Tasks - 09/05/2010Use technology to help you perform your daily tasks. Some of the latest devices are simple to use and will allow you to cook, read, write, and help you through your day.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:31
Drinking & Making Coffee - 08/29/2010Tips on making coffee. Did you know that drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease? Dr. Bill tells how you can easily and safely make your own coffee each morning.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:18
Basic Exercises - 08/22/2010Low vision does not mean the end of exercise. Dr. Bill provides some basic exercises you can do at home without expensive equipment to strengthen your lower body and improve your balance.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:44
Heart & Eye Health 08/15/2010"What's good for your heart is good for your eyes. Dr. Bill summarizes lifestyle habits that are good for both your heart and your eyes."Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:24
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision - 08/08/2010The Council of Citizens with Low Vision is a great organization for people with low vision to meet others with low vision and learn to live their lives independently.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:39
Vacationing With Low Vision - 08/01/2010Vacationing With Low Vision: Dr. Bill talks about enjoying your vacations, including helpful tips that can make traveling easier and more enjoyable.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:08:48
Driving a Car? 07/25/2010Did you know some people with low vision may be entitled to a driver's license? Dr. Bill discusses how to apply for a license and some of the devices you might use to improve vision while driving.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:14:53
Helpful Bathroom Ideas 07/18/2010Helpful ideas for the bathroom: Here are Dr. Bill's tips for improved lighting, the use of contrast and other great suggestions to help you to get ready in the morning.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:03
Morning Tips 07/11/2010Dr. Bill provides helpful tips for people with low vision when they wake up in the morning.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:09:48
Free Accessible Telephones - 07/05/2010You may qualify for a special accessible telephone from CTAP, a program of the California Public Utilities Commission that provides specialized equipment and services to those who have an active phone line. Details are provided herein.Reader: Max Flehinger00:03:23
Take it One Step at a Time - 07/04/2010Take it one step at a time. Dr. Bill talks about the importance of taking small steps as you learn to perform daily activities independently.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:21
Make each day your masterpiece - 06/27/2010Dr. Bill urges people with low vision to take the advice of coach John Wooden. By making the best of each day, you can overcome life's difficulties and become independent.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:03
Coping With R.P. 06/20/2010Coping with retinitis pigmentosa. Dr. Bill provides information about retinitis pigmentosa and how to enhance your vision by using low vision aids, adaptive technology, lighting, and contrast.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:09:12
About Glaucoma 06/13/2010Things you should know if you have glaucoma. Dr. Bill reveals important information about glaucoma, the importance of having appropriate eye examinations and how to take blindness-preventing medications.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:35
Understanding Diabetes 06/06/2010Understanding Diabetes. Dr. Bill discusses the principles of diabetes and how it affects vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:20
Living With M.D. 05/30/2010Living with macular degeneration (M.D.) Some important facts about macular degeneration and strategies to cope with it.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:13
Making a List 05/16/2010Make a list of things to do. Dr. Bill tells how making a list of things to do helped him to overcome much of his depression and move forward after losing his sight.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:02
Recover By Helping Others 05/09/2010Dr. Bill talks about how beneficial it is to help others who are also visually impaired or less fortunate in your own road to recovery.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:58
Help the Blind to Help Yourself 05/02/2010Dr. Bill feels that helping others is often the best way to begin living with low vision. Here are some success stories that will inspire you to help others.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:41
Blindness Not End of World 04/25/2010Blindness: It's not the end of the world! Dr. Bill shares his experience with vision loss and how it was definitely not the end of the world for him. It simply opened up new doors!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:54
Disaster Preparation 04/18/2010Today, Dr. Bill offers tips on preparing for an earthquake or other natural disaster.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:12:11
Things to Remember 04/11/2010Living With Low Vision: Things to remember when you've been told you have a vision problem.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:49
Prepare for Eye Doctor 04/04/2010Dr. Bill reveals all the things you should remember to do when going to your eye doctor's office for an appointment.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:07
Talk Radio 03/28/2010Talk Radio. Dr. Bill discusses the many benefits of talk radio, a free source of entertainment for people with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:51
Reading With Your Ears - 03/21/2010Dr. Bill tells you of the easiest ways to read using audio books and magazines.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:26
Reading on the Phone 03/14/2010N.F.B Newsline is a great free service allowing the legally blind to read over 300 newspapers, magazines and even T.V. listings over the telephone.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:53
Medical Treatments for Reading 03/07/2010Dr. Bill tells you about the latest in medical treatments that can help people with wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy to read easier and better.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:46
Reading With Macular Degeneration 02/28/2010Teach yourself to read with macular degeneration. Dr. Bill gives tips on how to read using your peripheral vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:44
Compensating for Eye Disease 02/21/2010Dr. Bill tells of a technique that can help people with macular degeneration and other eye conditions learn to use the healthier parts of the retina to see.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:27
More on Video Magnifiers 02/14/2010Dr. Bill discusses how beneficial video magnifiers are to the visually impaired. They help you read, write, and perform other daily activities.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:25
Special Reading Glasses 02/07/2010Dr. Bill discusses specialized reading glasses for people with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:16
Viewing Television 01/31/2010Dr. Bill discusses ways to help people with low vision see their television more easily, including the use of specialized glasses.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:00
Choosing a Magnifier 01/24/2010Dr. Bill lays out the best way to choose a magnifier for your low-vision condition.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:09:08
Vision Warnings 01/17/2010Dr. Bill discusses the warning signs that may suggest changes in your vision and the need to visit an eye doctor.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita; Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:36
Low Vision Sunglasses 01/10/2010Dr. Bill discusses how important sunglasses can be in protecting your eyes and sharpening your vision and tells you what features to ask for when buying them.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:11:15
Preserving Your Vision 01/03/2010Dr. Bill enumerates the five easy steps that will preserve your vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:59
Long Distance Phoning 12/19/2009Calling Friends, family and loved ones is a wonderful holiday gift. Dr. Bill talks about affordable solutions for making those holiday long-distance calls.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:17
Holiday Parties 12/13/2009Dr. Bill gives you his tips on how to get the most enjoyment out of Holiday parties.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:06:26
Holiday Cards 12/06/2009Dr. Bill shares tips and tricks to help you to send and write your holiday cards.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:21
Book Clubs 11/28/2009Dr. Bill discusses ways that people with low vision can continue to read books and participate in book clubs and other reading groups.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:08
Dance Classes 11/21/2009Dr. Bill discusses how taking dance classes can be a source of entertainment, exercise and fun!Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:03:51
Enjoy Sporting Events 11/14/2009Dr. Bill reveals how you can enjoy sporting events when you have low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:04
Enjoying a Play 11/08/2009Dr. Bill talks about plays with descriptive audio for people with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:23
Running Blind 11/02/2009"Running Blind No Trouble for Auckland Athlete: When Rob Mathews lost his sight, he began to run. Now he's the fastest blind runner in the world!" from the New Zealand NewsReader: Anne Marie Howard00:06:34
Playing Sports 10/31/2009Dr. Bill talks aobut sports that people with low vision can participate inReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:34
Helping Others 10/25/2009Dr. Bill talks about the importance of taking on the responsibility of helping others despite your own vision impairmentReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:12
Cooking As a Hobby 10/18/2009Today, Dr. Bill talks about how you can take up cooking as a hobby.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:41
Changing Your Attitude 10/12/2009Dr. Bill's topic for today: Begin living your life with low vision by changing your attitude; choosing tasks you want to do, and learn.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:12
Self-Sufficiency 10/04/2009The topic for today: Don't expect your family and children to do everything for you.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:05
Reducing Stress 09/27/2009Dr. Bill's topic of the day: How to reduce stress after a long day at work or school.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:21
Banking 09/13/2009Dr. Bill discusses the things you need to consider when choosing a bank.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:30
Exercise After Lunch 09/06/2009Dr. Bill talks about exercises that you can do during your lunch hour to help with your digestion, regulate your blood sugar, and give you more energy for the rest of the afternoon.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:08
Talk to Your Children 08/23/2009Dr. Bill discusses the importance of speaking to your children about your vision problems.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:45
Preparing Lunch 08/15/2009Dr. Bill gives you tips and ideas on preparing food for your lunch at work or school.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:09:18
Triumph of a Blind Clothing Designer 08/10/2009"Triumph of a blind clothing designer - Mason Ewing overcame more than just an inability to see" from Global Post International, July 26, 2009Reader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:03:17
Business Meals 08/09/2009Dr. Bill shares tips to use when attending business lunches and dinners.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:10:47
Willing and Able 08/08/2009"Willing and able: Lincoln West wrestlers Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton excel on mats - teammates support each other to overcome obstacles" from www.cleveland.com.Reader: Steve Heller00:06:03
Meeting People 08/02/2009Today, Dr. Bill discusses strategies to use when meeting people at work or school for the firsst time.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:14
Traveling 07/26/2009Check out Dr. Bill's tips for making that airline business or pleasure trip a breeze.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:14
Credit or Debit? 07/20/2009Dr. Bill discusses the best and safest options for shopping: Credit card or Debit card?Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:20
Being Deaf and Blind Doesn't Stop Me 07/14/2009Being Deaf and Blind Doesn't Stop Me. Helen Wessels is a college graduate, career woman, wife and mother of two girls. And she's both blind and deaf! From The Northern Echo in the UK.Reader: Steve Heller00:07:14
Grocery Shopping Tips 07/11/2009Dr. Bill's tips to make your grocery shopping faster and easier.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:05:54
Identifying Money 07/05/2009Dr. Bill tells you how to identify money and write checks so that paying bills becomes a snap.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:14
Blind Woman Receives Top IBM Award 07/03/2009US computer giant IBM has named Chieko Asakawa as the first blind engineer - as well as the first Japanese female - to receive the company's highest technical honour.Reader: Steve Heller00:02:42
Disability Benefits 06/29/2009Dr. Bill summarizes the disability income benefits that you may be eligible for as a person of low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:33
Vocational Rehabilitation 06/20/2009The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation may be able to help you to receive the training, equipment, and devices to help you to gain employment or live independently.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:07:24
Blind Girl - Braille Challenge 06/14/2009"Blind girl who travels hundreds of miles to school each week seeks national title in Braille-reading competition", by Barbara Carmen. From the Columbus Dispatch.Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:12
Dog Fight 06/14/2009"Dog Fight: A new resident in Copperas Cove, Texas, is considering legal action after being forcefully removed from a local restaurant" by Crystal McCoy.Reader: Joe Jurca00:08:56
Magnifier Selection 06/14/2009Confused by all the magnifiers available? Wonder which features are worth having? Dr. Bill cuts through all the confusion and tells you how to select a magnifier to help you at work or school.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:58
Accessories for Productivity 06/05/2009Today's talk features accessories to make you more productive at work and school.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:37
Office Modifications 05/30/2009Dr. Bill introduces some simple modifications you can make to your office to help you use your vision more effectively and increase your independence.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:09
Communication 05/17/2009Dr. Bill tells you why and how you should communicate your vision problem openly with your employer and co-workers.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:25
Taking The Bus 05/10/2009Hesitant about taking public transport? Dr. Bill's tips will help you get the most out of the resources available.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:28
Improving Your Mobility 05/04/2009Dr. Bill tells you all about low-vision aids that will improve your mobility.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:42
Sunglasses For Low Vision 04/26/2009Today Dr. Bill discusses how folks with low vision should select sunglasses.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:15:43
Ride Sharing 04/19/2009Ride sharing: Getting to work, play or school. How to set it up and what it costs.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:54
Goalball 04/17/2009"Goalball is the game of choice for visually impaired" by Amy Donaldson, from the Deseret News, Friday, March 27, 2009.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:17
Echo vision: The man who sees with sound 04/15/2009This article, by Daniel Kish will introduce you to an astounding technique for getting around based on the principles of sonic echolocation.Reader: Joe Jurca00:14:21
Driving with Low Vision 04/11/2009Many people with low vision aren't aware that they can get restricted, even unrestricted driver's licenses. Dr. Bill discusses your options in detail.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:00
Unusual Part of Idol Singer's Success 04/06/2009"Unusual part of American Idol singer's success story" by Randy Cordova from the March 3, 2009 Arizona RepublicReader: Anne Marie Howard00:07:31
Stovetop & Oven Cooking 04/05/2009Dr. Bill shares more tips that will help you cook on your stovetop or oven.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:41
Sail Around the World 04/02/2009Legally blind North Fort Myers man to sail around the world" from the Fort Myers, Florida News-Press, March 23rd 2009Author: Cristela Guerra, Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:43
Hoops Hero, 03/30/2009"Matt Steven is blind, but that didn't stop him from being a hoops hero." From "Life of Reilly" by Rick Reilly, in ESPN The Magazine, March 11, 2009.Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:52
Hot Breakfasts 03/29/2009Dr. Bill's ideas for hot, sumptious breakfasts you can prepare yourself.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:10:48
Blind Coach Helps Players "See" 03/24/2009"Blind coach helps players "see" their way to the top" from the Washington County Nebraska Pilot-Tribune, March 2, 2009, by Scott KerberReader: Joe Jurca00:05:11
Quick Breakfast 03/22/2009Dr. Bill's ideas for quick, healthy breakfasts you can prepare yourself.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:38
Kitchen Lighting 03/16/2009Dr. Bill's tips and tricks on how best to light your kitchen.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:37
Kitchen Aids 03/08/2009Today, Dr. Bill reviews kitchen aids for people with low visionReader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:08:35
Kitchen Organizing 03/01/2009Dr. Bill's tips on organizing your kitchen.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:08:19
Help With Dressing 02/21/2009Tips and tricks to help those with low-vision get dressed.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:10:59
Help With Shaving and Makeup 02/15/2009Tips and tricks with magnifying mirrors and other gadgets to help with shaving and applying makeup.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:39
Bathroom Lighting 02/07/2009Dr. Bill offers low-vision folks some sage advice on how to properly light your bathroom.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:04:56
Low-Vision Grooming 02/01/2009Today, Dr. Bill offers commonsense tips to help you with personal grooming.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:53
Tips When Showering 01/25/2009Dr. Bill shares tips that will safely get you through that daily shower.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:06:36
Morning Exercises 01/18/2009Exercise is an important part of your life. This talk gives people with low vision important tips on staying in shape.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Jaymie Takeshita00:12:32
Tips for In-Home Travel 01/11/09How to navigate through your home during the middle of the night.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: June Takeshita00:06:11
Services for the Legally Blind 12/28/2008Are you eligible for services and benefits for the legally blind?Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:08
Dealing With Friends and Family 12/21/2008What friends and family need to know about your vision loss.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:07:03
Rehabilitation Centers 12/14/2008A comprehensive low vision rehabilitation center is one of the best places to get help improving your vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Brett Takeshita00:09:59
Finding Low-Vis Information 12/07/2008How to find the information to help people with low vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Evan Kamei00:06:36
Communication 11/29/2008Communicate with friends, family members, and co-workers about your vision.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Evan Kamei00:05:56
The Proper Attitude 11/23/2008Having the proper attitude to live with low vision and taking the first step towards success.Reader: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Engineer: Evan Kamei00:10:21
Success Story: A Blind ChefShe Sees No Reason Not To Be A ChefReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:57
Visually Impaired Painter Feels Her Way Round SubjectsA 61 year-old British woman, with the proper training, paints and sells her first paintingAuthor: Adam Morris, Reader: Joe Jurca00:03:23
Dealing With Vision Loss 05/28/2008Guide Dog Provides Eyes - and a PartnerReader: Anne Marie Howard00:07:48
Dealing With Vision Loss 12/08/2007Graduating Blind Student After DeathReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:33
Dealing With Vision Loss 12/08/2007The Blind DoctorReader: Anne Marie Howard00:03:45
Dealing With Vision Loss 11/19/2007Being Blind Does Not Keep Jack GroundedReader: Anne Marie Howard00:02:57
Dealing With Vision Loss 11/12/2007Man Gets A Second Chance to Work After Losing SightReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:53
Dealing With Vision Loss 11/12/2007Blind twins pay tribute to their teacherReader: Anne Marie Howard00:04:55
Dealing With Vision Loss 11/06/2007Blind AmbitionReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:35
Dealing With Vision Loss 11/06/2007Crashing Through: A True Story of RiskReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:10
Dealing With Vision Loss 10/31/2007Legally Blind Student Meets Every ChallengeReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:00
Dealing With Vision Loss 10/31/2007Eye Rock 500 RaceReader: Anne Marie Howard00:04:31
Dealing With Vision Loss 10/30/2007Blind Woman Hits Hole-In-OneReader: Anne Marie Howard00:02:50
Dealing With Vision Loss 10/15/2007Teenager Faces Cancer With CourageReader: Anne Marie Howard00:07:06
Dealing With Vision Loss 09/24/2007Blind Youth Can Now Fulfill Their Astronaut DreamsReader: Max Flehinger00:04:35
Dealing With Vision Loss 09/23/2007Blind Teens Catch Waves at Good Harbor BeachReader: Anne Marie Howard00:05:47
Dealing With Vision Loss 09/23/2007Blind Sheriff's AnalystReader: Max Flehinger00:07:33

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