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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Special Chess Designed for the Visually Impaired

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Hi everyone,

Here is a special chess set designed for the visually impaired or the partially sighted. Textured magnets keep the pieces in the correct place and indicate the direction of play. White pieces are made of matte steel while black pieces are hardwood, making them identifiable by heat and texture. Even the magnet strength has been adjusted so the amount of sticking together would indicate what color square a piece is on. The set has been designed by Duncan McKean.

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