More and more seniors use a labtop for their work. They commonly want to have larger fonts so they can read the text much more comfortable. On Mint11 just execute the following steps:
1) Menu-> Preferences -> Appearance -> Fonts -> Details -> Resolution: Increase dots per inch
2) ALT F2 ->
gconf-editor /apps/mintMenu/plugins-> Applications -> increase width. That way the mine menu will become larger and can display the larger text.
3) Firefox: Edit -> Preferences -> Contents -> Adapt Fonts & Colors