I'll admit it, now that I'm getting older I've found I have to carry reading glasses with me when dining out just in case the menu is in small type. I'm far from alone and a company has found a new niche by creating Menus That Talk.
The talking menus is about the size of a DVD and has lighted, labeled buttons for each menu category. Tap the button once to hear the category name and then tap the button twice to hear all the menu items for that category. The device comes with an earphone for diners who are hard of hearing or self-conscious about the talking menu. The menus can also be customized for different languages and menu changes are made online. Restaurants can either buy the units (five for $3,500) or lease (five units for $120 a month). It will likely not replace the paper menu anytime soon but it's a good option for those who can't read the menu.
[via Florida Trend