Large Print - Not For Grandma’s Eyes Only.
When Chocolate Magic was scheduled for release in large print, I became curious as to who’s reading these big word books. This prompted me to do a little research.
I won’t bore you with the history. You can easily google that if you’re interested. What I did find interesting was the studies done by schoolteachers. These studies showed how reluctant readers were more likely to pick up a large print book. All students, not just the difficult readers enjoyed books with fewer words on the page.
There is an ergonomics of reading that applies to everyone, not just the visually impaired. Lead space, the amount of white space between the lines of print eliminates a tendency to skip lines. Increase font (14-16) affects the speed of reading and the movement of the eye across the page.
The ease and speed of reading BIG WORD BOOKS helps students develop the skills needed to become successful and confident readers.
This blog was typed in 14 courier font.
Have you read a large print book?