Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 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.

ECF Award for Contributions to Accessible Chess

During the summer we entered one of the competitions being run by the ECF, specifically the award for contributions to making chess accessible. This seemed an obvious one for the BCA to go for and I put together a text outlining what we've done in more normal times and how we managed to run online tournaments during the pandemic. Our fundraiser Linda provided a statement confirming and supporting our entry and we also included some testimonies sent in by members.

I'm pleased to say that in August I received notification that we had won the award. The panel were impressed with the association's work and we've now received a trophy and permission to use the fact we've won the award in our public relations material. A photo of the trophy has been uploaded to our Facebook page.

Guy Whitehouse