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  •  Boomers and aging (3+ / 0-)

    Some readers are switching, however reluctantly, to e-books: older people who need larger print.

    Most real books don't have a large print edition. If there is an LP edition, it is a lot more expensive than the regular book.

    E-books provide access to a much wider selection and give the reader control over how large to make the print.

    •  The text to speech function (0+ / 0-)

      of some e-readers is a help there also. My daughter, who's 9 and low vision uses both the enlarging of text and the text to speech function on our Kindles to her advantage. Finding large print books for 4th graders is also difficult/nigh impossible. And Dad being legally blind he uses his the same way. It has allowed him to read many books that I read that he could not before, having to rely on my faulty breathing to read them to him, or for me to laboriously type them in for him so he could plug them into his text to speech software.  Yes, he could get them through books for the Blind, but then he was tied to a tape deck, that had to be plugged into an outlet. Now he can take his Kindle and go sit outside in the sun and read, or read when the power is out due to a storm.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:41:51 PM PST

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