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PuzzleScot
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Puzzles for the blind?

Post by PuzzleScot » Tue 16 Oct, 2012 4:14 pm

While evaluating provision for disabilities for our contests, we touched upon visual impairments.
Colour-blindness is de-facto catered for, as it is presumed contest participants will only have a monochrome printer.

However, when it comes to blindness, there seems little we can offer at the moment.

I'm aware of playing cards for the blind, and a couple of people have made scrabble tiles in Braille too. There doesn't seem much, to be honest.

I want to build a list of puzzle resources that are, or could be made, suitable for blind people. Feel free to add any links or information that might be of interest.

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Re: Puzzles for the blind?

Post by kiwijam » Tue 16 Oct, 2012 9:30 pm

No idea about how to adapt WPC-puzzles for the blind, but for blind puzzlers you have other options like Rubiks cubes:
http://www.geekosystem.com/6-clever-rub ... e-blind/#0
and I like this http://www.yankodesign.com/2006/02/17/r ... iang-chen/.

Also pentomino sets and the like:
http://www.amazon.com/Square-Root-00012 ... d_sim_t_25

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Re: Puzzles for the blind?

Post by berni » Wed 17 Oct, 2012 8:19 am

PuzzleScot wrote:While evaluating provision for disabilities for our contests, we touched upon visual impairments.
I want to build a list of puzzle resources that are, or could be made, suitable for blind people. Feel free to add any links or information that might be of interest.
In one of the issues of our members magazin, there has been an article about a sudoku board someone created for a blind friend. It was created with a CNC-engine, consisted of two boards with 81 holes of the form of helmet plates and 81 pieces with numbers (braille (with nails) and written). The non-round form of the holes was important to put the pieces into them in correct rotation.

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Re: Puzzles for the blind?

Post by puzzlemad » Wed 17 Oct, 2012 2:16 pm

When I took part in the Guardian/Asahi Sudoku competition a few years ago - one of the entrants there was blind and they'd done some sort of braille grids. I didn't get to see them as he was in a different room and I don't know how he entered his answer either.

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