Right now, before leaving for Florida, I am learning how to get books from the BARD program of the federal government. I have a device like a tape recorder that plays books they can send me for free through the mail in the blue plastic boxes. Each box opens and has what looks like a cassette tape in it, but is really a memory chip, I think. I push it in the front of the machine, and it reads to me.
Or I can download books from the internet through a flash drive which I then plug in on the side. The flash drive will hold up to 20 books in 2 gig they say..
I signed up for this service last summer but didn't really need to use it at that point. Now I'm doing the internet version of book transfer so that I will have lots of "reading" available while we are away from home for three weeks.
I have a biography of Benjamin Franklin, the history [not novel] about Mrs. Lincoln and her dressmaker, several romances, and the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. This was a fun discovery because I have had to stop reading magazines; their print is too small!
I also bought a magnifying glass with a light that is enabling me to look up a number in the phone book or enough of the mail so I know if it is addressed to me or Charlie..
And as you see, I have enlarged the font size on the blog post.
So..... I'm finding ways to adjust.
Now I am going to see if I can start knitting a pair of TUBE socks, which would avoid the tricky heel section, during which I would always have to carefully watch my tiny printed directions. Maybe with larger needles and yarn I can keep knitting! I'll see.
Association for the Blind and Visually impaired
Charlie's calm help
Cortisone injection in right knee for trip