This week we are discussing assistive technology. One of the sites we were urged to visit was bookshare.org, a site which makes large print books available over the Internet to people with disabilities.
I checked out this site and it looks pretty cool. For a small fee ($50/year and a one time $25 registration fee), people can download as many books as they can read (up to 100/month). The good thing about this site is that they are providing their members with real books, by that I mean books people want to read, such as bestsellers and new releases.
In order to join, you must provide proof of a visual disability in the form of a doctor's note. While it is obvious that those who are legally blind would qualify, I wonder if this site is for the elderly as well? I see the challenges my grandpa is facing now that his eyes are getting old and I think a service like this would be great for him.
Check it out: