The goal of this project is to design and fabricate a tactile Chess or Checkers game that is accessible for players who are blind or visually impaired. The game should include: a tactile game board that distinguishes white and black squares, tactile boundaries between squares, and game pieces that enable users to distinguish the two different sides (i.e., white/black) and the different roles (e.g., pawn, Queen) while being stable enough to not tip over easily.
Tactile Guidelines for Chess and Checkers
Chess pieces designed by students at the Anythink Library - Huron Branch in Colorado, 2018. Download Chess_Anythink_Huron_2018 files to print 3D modeled chess and checkers pieces.
Tactile textured chess board designed by students at the Anythink Library - Huron Branch in Colorado, 2018.
Checkers pieces designed by students at Anythink - Huron Branch in Colorado, 2018.