Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Giant Print Strategy

A friend with failing eyesight showed me his strategy for using "giant print" to help his teaching. With small print, he was spending a lot of time peering at the text and losing his place frequently. He has a Giant Print Bible, but it's so big and awkward that it's hard for him to hold while's standing and teaching.

So he prepares the Bible text he's teaching from by copying/pasting it from www.biblegateway.com into his word processing program. He changes the font size to be 24. Then he prints off pages of just the text he is teaching.

So it looks like this on his printout:

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)

That way he can easily read it and doesn't lose his place as often. He still keeps his Bible handy, if the conversation leads to passages he didn't anticipate.

Great idea!

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