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Dr. Bill Takeshita

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Apr 6, 2018 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Christine Chaikin continues the tutorial on how to navigate to the start menu, the desktop and how to change the rate of voice response and volume
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Mar 31, 2018 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Christine Chaikin tells how to open programs using the Windows key, how to search for other programs, and how to print.
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Feb 5, 2016 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill interviews the founder and CEO of NuEyes, Mark Greget. The company produces an exciting new assistive technology for the partially sighted.
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Sep 18, 2015 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The latest in vision technnology- E Sight, eye glasses which allow the visually impaired to see 20/20.
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Aug 14, 2014 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill and Dr. Brett Nagatani review the new upgraded and improved Prodigi Video Magnifier able to to magnify text, enhance, and speak text.
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Aug 1, 2014 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The Enhanced Vision Smart Reader. Dr. Bill and Dr. Brett Nagatani review a device able to read letters, and documents on a portable screen.
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Feb 15, 2014 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. 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.
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Aug 31, 2013 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Blind Comcast executive is developing a talking TV channel guide. By Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Aug 8, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"iDevice Apps for the blind and visually impaired, Part 1 of 2" from AppAdvice.com
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Jul 10, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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.
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Jul 3, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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.
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Jun 26, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"ZoomText Screen Magnification Version 10" Dr. Bill discusses the latest version of ZoomText with speech.
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Jun 19, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"Apple's new operating system." Apple announced improvements to their operating system for the iPhone, iPad and Ipod Touch.
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Jun 5, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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.
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May 29, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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May 22, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Screen 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.
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May 15, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Special 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.
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May 9, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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May 1, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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.
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Apr 25, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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.
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Apr 17, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. 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.
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Apr 11, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Apr 4, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Enhanced Vision Pebble. Dr. Bill talks about a new portable magnifier. This is the most compact portable video magnifier from Enhanced Vision with excellent optics.
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Mar 27, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Tech 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.
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Mar 21, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"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."
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Mar 13, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. 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.
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Mar 7, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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"Optelec Compact 5 HD Video Magnifier" - Optelec has just released a new portable video magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses its fantastic features.
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Feb 14, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Facebook: Dr. Bill shares helpful tips for accessing Face Book with a screen reader and talks about some iPhone applications.
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Feb 7, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The iPad 2 can be an affordable and effective tool for the blind and partially sighted. Dr. Bill discusses its features.
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Jan 31, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The Freedom Scientific Topaz XL HD Video Magnifier. Dr. Bill describes the benefits of this excellent new desktop video magnifier.
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Jan 23, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill shares helpful tips to prevent the loss of important data from your computer.
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Jan 17, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Jan 11, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Financial 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.
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Jan 3, 2012 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Dec 27, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill tells of the Look Tel Currency Identification App for the iPhone. It will quickly and accurately identify paper money for you.
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Dec 20, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The HIMS SenseView Portable Video Magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses this portable video magnifier with up to 22x magnification and adjustable brightness controls.
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Dec 6, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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HIMS 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.
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Nov 29, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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CamCorders. 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.
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Nov 22, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Many 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.
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Nov 16, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Optelec 5HD Portable Video Magnifier. This hand-held video magnifier has a high definition 5-inch screen with many fantastic features.
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Nov 2, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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!
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Oct 25, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The new Transformer. Enhanced Vision has made some beneficial changes to their Transformer distance and near-focusing video magnifier. Dr. Bill discusses them.
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Oct 19, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The Humanware Brailliant Refreshable Display. This new refreshable Braille display allows users to connect to their cell phone, iPad and computers to read and write.
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Oct 11, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Sep 27, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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!
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Sep 20, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Freedom 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.
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Sep 13, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Keyboard 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.
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Sep 6, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The New Freedom Scientific Ruby. Dr. Bill describes the latest features of the very popular Ruby portable video magnifier.
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Aug 31, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. 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.
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Aug 23, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Speed 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.
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Aug 16, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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iPad Versus the Netbook. This information will help students trying to decide which of these computers to buy.
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Aug 9, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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How to select a desktop video magnifier. Dr. Bill shares some helpful tips to consider when shopping.
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Aug 2, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill discusses the benefits of using a digital voice recorder to record memos, phone numbers, and even interviews.
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Jul 26, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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GW Micro announces release of the first video magnifiers that can scan an image and read text aloud, the Vocatex and the Orabis.
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Jul 19, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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GW 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.
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Jul 12, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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!
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Jul 5, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Jun 21, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Macintosh Computers for people with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses benefits of an Apple Macintosh computer for people with vision impairments.
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Jun 14, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Freedom 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.
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Jun 7, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Tools 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.
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May 31, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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May 24, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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!
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May 17, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Freedom 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.
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May 10, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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!
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May 3, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Dr. Bill discusses Freedom Scientific's latest upgrades to their popular desktop video magnifier - the Topaz.
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Apr 26, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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C-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.
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Apr 19, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Android 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.
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Apr 12, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Freedom 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.
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Apr 5, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Mar 29, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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New 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.
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Mar 22, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The 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.
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Mar 15, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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The Humanware Trekker Breeze GPS System - Humanware has upgraded their popular GPS to let users enter addresses. Dr. Bill describes the features of this system.
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Mar 8, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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Mobile 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.
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Mar 1, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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A new electronic implant for the eye. Doctors in Germany have implanted electronics into the eyes of 3 adults to restore vision.
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Feb 22, 2011 Dr. Bill Takeshita
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New 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.