The festive season is upon us! As we plan for a host of social gatherings and prepare to spend time with our friends and family over the holidays, it’s the perfect time for playing games.
Our accessible technology experts Vital Tech have compiled a list of games designed specifically for blind and partially sighted people, making the perfect gift and promising festive fun for all!
More than ever, technology is empowering blind and partially sighted people in social situations, as well as in daily tasks. Vital Tech provides impartial guidance through the world of assistive technology for blind and partially sighted people, with sections devoted to such areas as jobs around the house and relaxing at home. There is also a built-in read aloud facility available across all Vital Tech content pages, enabling anyone who may be unfamiliar with screen readers to easily share Vital Tech information with family and friends.
Here is a selection of exciting games to play, that are accessible for blind and partially sighted people this festive season:
- Cards with extra-large text or clear visual markings are useful for partially sighted people. Large print playing cards in red, standard size and large print with braille are also available.
- For alternative card games, try Uno braille playing cards, and Bingo cards in large print and braille.
- Get four in a row with tactile Connect 4.
- Share your word expertise playing Scrabble which can be bought in either braille or large print.
- Navigate your way around tactile wooden draughts.
- Checkmate? Try a tactile chess set.
- Easy to see tactile dice are a great alternative to regular dice found in board games.
- Smart speakers Amazon Alexa and Google Home are the latest way to play quizzes, making them accessible for all players. Popular games include Pointless and Google Assistant Trivia.