Saturday, July 03, 2004

Reading the Newspaper

Today, we took some time and read the newspaper in bed while drinking our coffee. A few items stayed with me all day:
One was a small blurb identifying companies that buy your old, unused cellphones. You can call them, they will send a shipping box and mail you a check upon receipt. Or you can give them to a local domestic violence organization for distribution at crisis shelters. We will be doing the latter.
The other thing that stuck in my mind was Web Eyes, a plug-in software for the Internet Explorer that magnifies the type, kind of like large print books. It must be purchased and installed, but then resides on your tool bar and automatically magnfies any page you call up. Isn't that cool for an elderly person whose only contact could be via the internet or someone with limited vision? Or someone who has trouble finding their glasses alot?