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Hopkirk | 08:00 Sat 30th May 2015 | Technology
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My elderly stepfather is nearly blind, and listens to audio books on CD over his music system.

It would be great to use modern technology to help him, but could he cope?

Presumably we would have to get a tablet computer. My mother could help select the books, download and start them, though she is not that tech savvy herself.

Once playing would he be able to stop and restart the book, if he can't see?
There is little point in the financial outlay if he can't use it independantly.

Also would a cheap basic tablet do the job as well as an ipad? They have no other use for the tablet.

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Hmm.. My next suggestion then would be to use ITunes to download the audio books (pretty straight forward if your mother could get used to it) then pop the audiobook on a ipod (he can either use headphones or pop into onto a dock to play next to him). I use an apple ipod shuffle as when at the gym, I can feel the button I need to either pause or swap tracks without...
08:27 Sat 30th May 2015
Hopkirk, I 'bought' a free book from Amazon today which came with a free audio book, so they can be found. I subscribe to this:

https://www.bookbub.com/home/

You tell them the genres you're interested in, the formats you want (epub, Kindle, Nook etc) and you get an email every day with cheap books and at least one free book, often two or three.

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