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Hi -- started my "computing" career with Apple IIe's a hundred years ago, working as a transcriber for court reporters. Moved over to Microsoft when that job ended and am trying to decide if an ipad is a good fit at this point. Looking for an e-reader, entertainment base -- and more importantly, to help a member of my family who's losing his vision. Suggestions for apps for that purpose would be greatly appreciated - and which ipad would be best.
 

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Mopsgang said:
Hi -- started my "computing" career with Apple IIe's a hundred years ago, working as a transcriber for court reporters. Moved over to Microsoft when that job ended and am trying to decide if an ipad is a good fit at this point. Looking for an e-reader, entertainment base -- and more importantly, to help a member of my family who's losing his vision. Suggestions for apps for that purpose would be greatly appreciated - and which ipad would be best.

Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I have heard the new iPad is much better with vision needs because of the Retina screen, text is more crisper. The iPad does have a Zoom setting which you can use on any screen and there is the ability to zoom in on text to make it larger. There is also a setting to make text much larger for email, contacts, calendar, messages and notes and there is also a setting to select text and have it read to you. The Kindle app for books has settings to increase text size substantially. I suggest you go to an Apple store or other outlet and have a rep show you these options and see for yourself if it is suitable. I have heard there are apps but sorry I'm not aware of what these are, hopefully other members will know.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
We have rules like any Community so please read these also
http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
 

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