Guide To Games For The Visually Impaired | Vital Tech

Games

Last modified: 11th February 2019

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There are a number of games that have been designed especially for blind and partially sighted people.

 

Specialist products

Extra-large packs of cards, or ones with especially clear visual markings, can be useful for partially sighted people. Braille decks are also available. The ‘Leisure’ section of the RNIB online shop showcases various types of accessible standard playing cards. Inclusive Uno and Bingo cards are also offered.

Extra-large dice with tactile markings mean you don’t have to rely on anyone else, to tell you what you’ve rolled.

Accessible dominoes have bold visual images and are also indented, so that they can be read via touch.

RNIB sell board games such as chess, draughts and backgammon, as well as word and puzzle games such as Boogle, Sudoku and Crosswords. Cobolt Systems offer accessible formats of games such as Snakes and Ladders, 4 In A Row, Ludo and (the American version of) Monopoly.

The Braille Chess Association sell Braille chess sets and clocks as well as a digital talking chess clock.  The website also offers advice on accessible chess software.

For word-puzzle lovers, Azabat offers Talking Crosswords distributed on CD.