Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 2012

Edited by Rebecca Blaevoet
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Publications Matters: “Let us know!”

From my previous reports members will know we have had some limited success in the format of Braille chess books. One or two members have suggested we should now try to persuade RNIB to produce more chess books on the Daisy format of talking books. We are also aware we have not added many new titles to our audio library recently. My recent requests for feedback from members have provoked very little response. This has led us to think the call for these services has reduced. If we have misread this please let us know. If you would like to see more chess talking books let us know. If you can suggest titles you would like to have on talking books let us know. If you would like to see more titles and articles added to our audio library let us know and, again, if you can suggest the material you would like to see included let us know.

It has been pointed out that there are many DVD’s now available dealing with chess and that some of them are accessible to blind users. We would like to be able to recommend such DVD’s to members so if you have come across DVD’s which are accessible to blind users let us know.

Stan Lovell, Chairman, Publications Sub committee.