My gran is pretty blind, she's got a combination of glaucoma and macular degeneration, she can see blurred outlines of people and not much else.
she lives down the country, doesn't get a lot of visitors, can't go out and now can't read. her mind is fine, but she's basically trapped in her house and only able to listen to the TV/Radio.
I was going to make her something to help her read, using a camera and a wooden frame attached to a small table. she could place a book on the table and the camera would be connected to the TV.
Then I found this- http://www.geddesreader.com/
I bought it for her, she could read a bit but it was tough going. her hand was shaky and she's not too comfortable with technology.
An additional problem I noticed was that when we found a font size that she was comfortable with, you could only focus on one word at a time and needed to move it accross the pageline by line
I think I need a way to make whole paragraphs visible to her.
Have you any idea's as to what type of camera I should use to do this?
What do you think the best way of doing this would be.
Her TV is a new flatpannel and is at least 32", probably bigger.
I got the inspiration to do this again from the picture in the life hacks thread of the camera phone stuck in the plastic contraption- so thanks for posting that