I'm trying to set up my old netbook to help my visually impaired grandmother keep her mind engaged. My grandfather passed away last year, and my grandmother moved into an assisted living home. She is still very intelligent, but has never been a social person. She misses being able to play Scrabble, crosswords, and card games to keep herself busy, but because she prefers to keep to herself, and due to her very poor eyesight, she cannot play via traditional means.
At one point, a family member had loaned her a computer with a Scrabble game on it. I understand she loved playing it, but no longer has access to the computer. I have an old netbook I no longer use that I thought would be perfect for her - I could hook it up via HDMI to her TV to make it readable, find an extremely simple, easy to navigate distro, and pre-load a few games for her. My question is this: What distro would be most ideal for a legally blind person with extremely basic computer skills, and how might I best set up the system to make it usable for her?
I envision a few big, clear icons on the desktop for her to click, perhaps with an on-screen keyboard and magnifier for her if the keyboard is too hard to operate or she can't make out menu items. She has no desire for internet access or to use the computer for any other purpose.