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Old 07-14-2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Post White Text on Black Background

Hey guys,

I am looking for an EInk Device that has the option to show White text on a black Background. Now before people start flaming saying that it won't make a difference. My wife is LEGALLY blind, IE she can read things when they are close up, large enough, and the proper contrast.

Glare is a nonstarter, as a random flash of light reflecting off the screen can cause my wife headaches, so that leaves out any LCD type device, any device with a touch screen over the eink display, and maybe even anything OLED.

I found this thread earlier that refers to a PRS-505 Hack but i would prefer not doing that if at all possible.

My mother just got a Kindle 2 and my wife likes it and can read text on it at the 3rd level from high. but believes the contrast difference with a black background would be helpful.

Any direction you guys and GALS could give me would be great.

Thanks
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Kindle dx has a bigger screen and at the largest font size the letters are massive in size. I can read it from across a room like a street sign. May just fit the bill
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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I'll second that recommendation for the new Kindle DX. The DX has a larger screen to display the larger fonts and the contrast is better on the new DX (or so I'm told). She might also make use of the text to speech.

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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The National Federation for the Blind recommends Ray Kurzweil's product line ...

http://www.knfbreader.com/
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from my list of ereaders:
Intel (R) Reader for low vision/blind users
http://www.ctlcorp.com/v4/p-879-intelr-reader.aspx

BookSense text and audio book reader for Low Vision formats
http://www.gwmicro.com/BookSense/Comparison_Chart/

list: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...en&output=html

research: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AS...emY0em00&hl=en

A friend who has an ipad said they offer white text on black background and maybe a third alternative as well...

I'm legally blind and enjoy the free NLS Bard talking books (tape and digital)

https://nlsbard.loc.gov/ApplicationInstructions.html

If you haven't heard of it it is a nice service

There's also
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) offers an online catalog of the best audio book and audio learning opportunities on the internet.
www.rfbd.org/ (free)

For the disabled, Bookshare leverages the collections of individuals who scan books. Braille books and tools for downloading.
www.bookshare.org/ (not free, but some libraries have a small assistance program)

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
www.afb.org/
has forums for technology and books that might be of interest

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:56 AM   #6
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THAT is a great, informative post, tomereader. It should be a "frozen," highlighted reference page for all visitors to easily locate.
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I was going through the cnet reviews of ereaders today and they showed the
pandigital novel as having a "night time" font setting of white on black

http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-reade...=mncolBtm;rnav


and bed bath and beyond has it for 169 not counting any coupons....

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=17504215
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