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Keeping Ageism Out Of the Stacks

I’d already been thinking about the elderly —my father recently had major heart surgery, while other family members and friends have had their own health struggles—and, then I came across Oliver Sachs’s December 14 New York Times column about how Knopf has refused to publish a large-print edition of his newest book.

Living Large: The Continuing Need for Large Print Materials

Two months ago I encountered a prime example of a book’s inadequate font size directly inhibiting an elderly patron’s enjoyment of reading. A member of the library’s classics group admitted she’d been unable to read that month’s selection simply because the font in the book the library had provided was too small. The group moderator […]