What is Spotlight Text
Spotlight Text is designed to make e-books accessible to individuals with low vision. Once text is in a digital format, it can be made to specifically adapt to your specific visual needs. Previously, low vision readers required expensive, cumbersome and large stationary desktop magnifiers to read a book. With Spotlight Text you can enjoy all the convenience and mobility of an iPad and read wherever you like. Text can also easily be transmitted from an iPad and displayed on any television with an HDMI input, making font size and screen size unlimited.
The App’s simple user interface was designed to allow even first time iPad users to easily access the world of e-books. You can choose the method of text presentation that lets you read comfortably. Font size can be expanded far beyond what is commonly available in other e-reading applications. The black background and font type were chosen to maximize contrast and reading speed. Dynamic text presentation modes limit the necessity for search and acquire eye movements. You can fixate on a single point and have the text literally come to you.
The App seamlessly integrates with Bookshare’s vast library of 350,000+ titles. Adult readers can enjoy unlimited access and downloads from Bookshare’s collection for a set-up fee of $25 and a yearly membership fee of $50. Children and students join for free. Organizations and some countries can receive discounts. View more details on Bookshare's pricing. Bookshare’s comprehensive library features all current and recent NY Times bestsellers as well as classics and textbooks. The library is constantly being updated with new works by today’s most popular authors such as Stephen King, James Patterson, and Donna Tart.