A Description and Image of a Braille Chess Set.
Many Sighted Hearing Chess playes have asked me many times for a description
of what a Braille Chess Board and Chess pieces are like as they could not
think how a Deafblind or Blind person could play the game of Chess. Because
one had to see the coloured chess squares on the board it self. Well
with the description of a Braille Chess set and Board below,
I hope that this will clear things up a little now, As i have included an Image of a Braille Chess set and a Text description as well.
A Braille Chess Set.
The board is wooden, 12 3/4" square (320mm). The "white" squares are
sunken in to distinguish from the "black". Squares are drilled with a hole
into which the pieces fit. The "black" chess pieces have a pin in the top
to distinguish from the "white". The set has been approved by the braille
chess association. It weights 1.538kg.