A fascinating article in Publishers Weekly details changes in large print books and magazines, enabled by the broad utilization of XML and more custom and e-publishing options.

One of the groups profiled is ReadHowYouWant. Not only are new type sizes and options available, but Braille and audio versions can be created, as well.

A PDF posted at the New York Times shows some interesting typographic options. My favorite is featured below. I think this is both funny and useful. Read the text to see if you agree.

With eye-strain a reality for everyone staring at computer monitors, and age an undeniable reality, these options show that computing technology has myriad uses for the creative and customer-focused.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.