Just to give a bit of background info. My has been tied to the wheelchair for close to two decades now. She manages her way about our city, more or less fine, thanks to the relatively solid infrastructure and special aids that most parts of our city provides (Hamburg, Germany). Still, it's certainly not the best of lives she is living currently, partly due to the fact that she has plenty of other health issues that do require me to help her whenever needed, but about a year ago, she had her eyes checked in a normal checkup that you do when you have Diabetis II and other diseases. Anyway, the doctors (oh, I can't tell you how much I have grown to despise some of them - and I'm not knocking them all as I was borne into a home that was full of medical doctors to begin with). Due to that fact, I also know that doctors are prone to failure just as anyone else is, but rarely is the consequence as dramatic.
In this case, the doctors (two of them) made a wrong diagnosis. A laser surgery was meant to eliminate the gradual decrease of eye deterioration caused by her disease. And, alas, with that surgery, she's lost a total of 70% of her eyesight.
This is overly dramatic for someone who carries the bookworm gene in her.
So, what to do? She can't read normal books anymore. I print out books with a font size of around 30pt min so that reading is possible. Even then, she feels more comfortable with reading with her reading glasses that are of very little help. I have bought her magnifying glasses, but those that I have found and bought her make reading a nightmare as she has to shift her head along with the lines of text she reads.
And now to the actual question, if you haven't fallen asleep yet; She has discovered the internet! And she loves it. It's a great way for her to read information, newspapers, essays, reports, everything that she so relies on to make her day enjoyable.
But what good methods are out there? I don't mind the costs, though it can be free, cheap, expensive, as long as it works.
I have found a screen magnifier, but have no comparison means. There is no demo as far as I can see on their site.
Have any of you any experiences with the tools that are available? Perhaps you have suggestions even?
There is nothing I'd like more than for her to have the possibility of reading books & newspapers again (online) as well as surfing the web.
This subject is very dear for me, so thanks in advance for any advice you can/are willing to give on what you feel is a good recommendation or tip.