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Old 06-11-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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My mom has really terrible vision, and glasses can't fix it, so she thought maybe getting another laptop with the best resolution available would help. I doubt it works that way, but if you guys thing there's something to it, please let me know.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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Can your mom just enlarge the print? I keep mine at about 125%, sometimes higher. I know that sounds too simple, but that is also what we do with visually-impaired students--we take the font up. True, it is not the easiest to have huge words on a screen, but it seems to help.

I would also talk to her eye doctor for suggestions, if you have not already done so.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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My mom has really terrible vision, and glasses can't fix it, so she thought maybe getting another laptop with the best resolution available would help. I doubt it works that way, but if you guys thing there's something to it, please let me know.
Has you/your Mom tried using the Windows Accessibility Features?

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/prod...rtwindows.aspx
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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She's tried making the text bigger; it doesn't work.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Maybe she needs to connect an external monitor. Look up the HP 27xi.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/hp-pavilion-27xi/4505-3174_7-35603096.html
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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She's tried making the text bigger; it doesn't work.
can't someone help her do it has it does work ;she might be doing it wrong. I go one with a anti-glare coating for older people if buying a new monitor and even then size of print isn't larger. I am using a 27 inch and print is same size as my 17 inch.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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She doesn't work, and she'll only use a laptop.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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can't someone help her do it has it does work ;she might be doing it wrong. I go one with a anti-glare coating for older people if buying a new monitor and even then size of print isn't larger. I am using a 27 inch and print is same size as my 17 inch.
Go to tools on your browser and raise your Zoom to a higher number.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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I work with a couple of people who use Zoomtext.

ai squared - making accessibility simple
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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She's tried making the text bigger; it doesn't work.
Doesn't work as in doesn't make the text bigger or she still can't read it?
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