Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 2021

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

The Chess Circuit – A BCA Podcast!

In February, Ben Graff gave the BCA an opportunity to take part in a podcast about Braille chess for Adam Raoof’s “The Chess Circuit”. Here’s a description of some of the points they discussed.

Episode 16: Ben Graff and I talk to Voldi Gailans, Junior Development Officer of the Braille Chess Association.

How effective is chess playing software designed for visually impaired players? Kaiser speaking chess clock - we had lots of fun trying to work out how to use that! Is there a good range of accessible chess literature for chess enthusiasts? What’s the one thing you would like to see happen that would improve the experience of visually impaired chess enthusiasts?

If you haven’t heard the podcast yet and would like to, it’s still available here:

Many thanks to Voldi, Ben and Adam!