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The Dr. Bill Takeshita Foundation provides information and assistance to help children who are visually impaired. The Foundation was established in 2004 after Dr. Takeshita, a pediatric low vision optometrist ironically lost his own sight but gained a new perspective on vision impairment.
Watch this video of Dr. Bill as he tells his story of how he lost his vision and overcame anger, frustration, and depression to then start the Dr. Bill Foundation.
Doctors who specialize in low vision can help children and adults with low vision to read, write, use the computer, and to perform daily activities. Read articles that describe how low vision doctors can prescribe specialized visual aids. Also, find a low vision specialist in your area.
Information on the latest developments in low vision.
Read articles that will teach you how to modify a computer to make it accessible for people with low vision. Also, learn about the latest in electronic technology for people with low vision.
Read articles about a variety of topics related to vision.
Podcasts are a way for people with low vision to listen to articles, interviews, and even the daily newspaper. Visit this section to find out where you can access such resources and listen to Dr. Bill's Lectures. For a complete list, go to the iTunes store and download Dr. Bill's podcasts for free.
The Dr. Bill Takeshita Foundation awards scholarships to underpriveliged children with low vision to receive a low vision examination or visual aids at the Center for the Partially Sighted.
Local, State and National resources available to families of children with visual impairments.
Listen and watch the stories of great people who have not let their vision problems interfere with their lives.