Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to iatrosm)
On the ipad you can go to settings > then scroll down on right and you'll see accessibility. Click that. Above top box, you'll see font size. Click on that and pick the size you want.
My father-in-law had unsuccesful surgery on a detached retina a couple of years ago. He only has limited vision in his one working eye.I just bought a refurb ipad 2 for my father- in-law's 91st birthday this morning, so I've been on here and googling since late last week because, though he wants one, we needed to make sure he could use it. It turns out, I wasn't the only one searching for vision impaired people. I learned a lot.
Though your Mother does not want voiceover, she might learn that there are so many things she'll be able to do with it on an ipad. Please, please, check out the threads below. I learned from these and others learned from what I found. Example - I didn't think to use a dictation app. I put in things like VoiceOver that all ipads come with, which I never knew about. Again, scroll down to accessibility on right, click on it and enable it.
Please also go to you tube for demonstrations on how to use VoiceOver or other things that make the ipad more accessibile for people with vision impairment. Most of them are demonstrated by the blind. You probably know this but with a doctor's note, she can use free auditory books which can be expensive.
Please read in the threads below about home sharing.
I would recommend against buying the old new ipad (now called ipad 3) for her. Please google that. Heat and shorter battery charge are two things she does not need. We have two refurb ipad 2's and we're very happy with tehm. No heat eminating from back to hands when in use.
Hope this helps.