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Old 05-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #24
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Xanthe View Post
Large-print books are larger and heavier than regular hardbacks or paperbacks. Larger size and more weight are concerns for those who have gripping problems.
And often, the same people with eyesight issues have strength and gripping issues (arthritis). My mother has both. She holds her kindle on her lap and touches lightly to page. She reads 6-10 hours a day.

(I offered her a KDX but she said it was too heavy.)

For the record, 13% of the US is over 60, adding up to 50 million.
http://transgenerational.org/aging/demographics.htm
Ignore them at your peril.

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