Teaching chess to blind people

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Teaching chess to blind people

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:15 am

Hello. How can chess be taught to blind people?

Steven DuCharme
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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 am

1. Tell them about the board (mentioning square colors optional) including algebraic coordinates. 2. Identify pieces and their movements and starting squares. 3. Explain checkmate as well as you can.

I now hand this off to the next person to add their advice. Hope your student(s) have a great chess life
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by Steven DuCharme » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 am

Please keep us informed. tyvm
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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 am

So only these elementary lessons are different from ordinary people?

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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 am
So only these elementary lessons are different from ordinary people?
That is not a good choice of word. It would be better to refer to "sighted people".

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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by Steven DuCharme » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:25 pm

I've changed my mind. Start with K v. K and gradually add the other chessmen. Piece out :)
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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 am
So only these elementary lessons are different from ordinary people?
That is not a good choice of word. It would be better to refer to "sighted people".
Oh, ok.
The difference is just with the elementary lessons?

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Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am

The difference is just with the elementary lessons?
With the right tools, does anything need to be different? In the UK at least, the visually handicapped players utilise touch sensitive pieces and boards, chess books translated to Braille and text to speech on software.

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