NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Everybody knows somebody whose vision
isn't perfect. In fact, 9.7 million Americans, over the age of 15, have
difficulty reading newspaper text, even when wearing glasses or contacts.
TIME Large Edition is a service to help people who are visually impaired and
people on the go stay informed.
The Large Edition is published on the same weekly schedule as the regular
edition and maintains 80 to 85% of the regular editorial content. Changes
include matte finished paper and larger photos and graphics. The edition
features 16-point type (as opposed to the 9-point type used by most
Designed using guidelines recommended by Lighthouse International, the
folio-sized edition targets the increasing number of aging Americans and other
readers who prefer larger type. TIME's Special Projects Editor, Barrett
Seaman notes that "...vision impairment affects a wide range of readers, young
and old, who still need to keep up on the news. Our aim is to keep them
TIME Large Edition is available by subscription only for $79.97 and may be
ordered by calling 800-552-3773.
TIME Large Edition joins a growing family of TIME publications, including:
TIME, founded by Briton Haddon and Henry Luce in 1923, which now reaches
30 million readers worldwide through a U.S. edition (4 million circulation)
and five international editions; TIME for Kids, launched in 1996, has
2.6 million student subscribers, and TIME Digital, published since
1995 reaches 900,000 TIME subscribers.