If you have a smartphone or a tablet and are familiar with the settings, you will be able to use your device as a magnifier to read any print source. If you need help to find out how, our Technology for Life team can give you support. The RNIB Online Shop also has a wide range of regular handheld magnifiers and electronic video magnifiers.
Your local library may also offer large print titles. These may not be as large in font as you require but may be suitable when using a magnifier.
If you have an eReader, such as an Amazon Kindle or Fire tablet, you can still enjoy books with large print. An increasing number of local authority libraries offer the facility to download books onto Kindle. You can then adjust the font size to suit your requirements. With Amazon Prime, members can borrow one book from Kindle Owners' Lending Library each calendar month, downloaded to compatible devices.
There are also other devices that you can use such as a PC, Mac, Kobo eReader, and apps for smartphones and tablets. Many apps will also have text-to-speech alongside the large print size function.
Alternatively, you may like to try our Talking Books, which has over 34,000 titles professionally narrated and in a wide range of genres and styles.
We’re here to support you. Call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to find out more and explore the different ways you can access our reading services.