Distributions of print sizes in U.S. newspapers

L. M. DeMarco, R. W. Massof

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In this study, the authors measured the print sizes in 10 sections of over 100 U.S. newspapers and found that within a newspaper, the print sizes among sections may vary by more than a factor of 2 and that among newspapers, the print size of a single section may vary by a factor of more than 1.5. These findings challenge the assumption that newspapers use a standard print size and thus that persons with low vision can read all newspapers with magnifiers that are appropriate for reading 1 M print (1.45 mm). The authors also give guidelines for low vision specialists in recommending magnification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation


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