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This post looks at the different ways to help people that have poor sight to use technology.


The largest provider of eBooks is Kindle from Amazon. For some on the Kindle with a large font and a green background that worked better for her than the default black text & white background.

LibrariesWest offer free downloadable eBooks.


The largest provider of Audio Books is Amazon with their Audible offering.  This can be an expensive option for one off books.  For example, John Le Carre books but “The Honourable Schoolboy” for example is £27.  However, they have a subscription model where you can get one book a month for £7.99. I set her up with Audible.

If you are not sure you can always try Audible free for a month and keep the book even if you cancel your trial.  See offer here.

However, the same book can be borrowed for free from LibrariesWest service. They offer audio books that are downloadable and are free. They also offer free e-books too. 

This is a marvellous resource for older people especially for those looking for audible books and we should make our customers aware of this. Their website gives more details.

Audible Books

I have really enjoyed the following listens on Audible and hopefully I have learnt something along the way.

The best way I have found to read Audible books is via their subscription, which costs £7.99/month. I tend to use this with offers such as two for one.  You can cancel at any time so this is a very flexible way of not paying full price for any Audible book.

You can get your first month free by using the link below.

To be completely transparent, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.