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Jay Kumar Pradhan

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Bigger Font Size Letters of News Paper & Books For Old.

The font size of letters of News Papers & Books should be bigger and bigger as we grow old. So that when we are old we can read News Papers and Books without using spectacle or lens. The letters size be smaller for children so that they can have less weight of books The vision in childhood is better than old. Though the use of paper will be more in case of bigger font size papers, the same can be compensated by use of less paper in the case books for children. The news papers can charge an extra amount for use of more use of paper for old persons. Though this is easy in computer or internet. But how many can afford computer. Even if any one affords they can not read it if they do not know how to operate computer. It will be a great service to senior citizen and also to children as their weight of school bag will be reduced. Further It will be helpful in diagnosing visual difficulties of any child early without any test.


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    Aug 14 2012: Forget newspapers, there should be a legal requirement that any document resulting in a legal commitment should be printed in at least a minimum font size, in a clear font with legible contrast. Let's do away with the small print in the legal cotext!
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      Aug 15 2012: Thanks Anne, You have given a new dimension to the idea I have not thought of. True, its should be legal so as to protect people from lot of scams and preventing companies to commit such frauds.There must be a legal provision for every printed documents, labels, information's regarding products & services, considering its purpose in the larger context.

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