I really enjoy reading, especially before bed, and have a recent goal of collecting many books to make a mini library. In the past few months, I have realised that it has become harder to read books, and I can no longer put the book closer to my face as it is already touching my nose. So I stopped reading and started watching more tv.
Not long later I signed up at my local library and discovered there was a “large print” section. I was so excited I could start reading again without having to strain my eyes. I started browsing through the shelves trying to find something interesting, but everything seemed like an old, romantic novel and nothing I was interested in. All the books seemed to be targeted at an older age group. What about me?! I have poor vision too and want to read! So I was left disappointed.
I then decided to do some googling to see if I could find anybody selling large font books. I looked up the major websites and found, once again, that almost all the books were aimed at the older generations. I was actually quite surprised I thought that at least the major novels would be printed in large font, but no.
Options to help reading would include reading on the computer where there is adaptive software to enlarge, or a screen reader, but this doesn’t enable me to read in bed or lay in the sun and read. I thought possibly I could purchase an iPad and download books on there to enlarge, yet this is an expensive investment considering there are other things that I need as well.
I hope to find a place or a shop online that sells large text font in books that I’m interested and if anybody has a secret about this please share!
I am also seriously considering getting an iPad not only to help me read but also so I could play all my favourite games that I’m starting to struggle playing on my iPhone.
Until then, I will be tuned in to my tv (mind you it’s 60 inches and I still can’t see the thing properly!!).