I have done many things over the past year for using assistive technology with the game of chess. For short games, I prefer the Tobii EyeX tracker to use my eyes with Iris by Xcessity for clicking. This combination is about $100 more expensive than Eye Tribe trackers alongside Dwell Clicker 2.0. It really is […] Read more
In this post I discuss how to set up an inexpensive eye tracker with a mouse clicking software. The end goal is for someone with a few hundred dollars and a pain problem to be able to play his or her favorite boardgame through eye tracking. I really missed playing my favorite board game live, but by using eye tracking devices I can play in […] Read more
Chess online is fun, immersive, open to everyone, and always has room for improvement. Chess is an extremely useful and immersive hobby, one that is accessible to people with many different disabilities and health situations. Chess is a great game for people in hospitals, in assisted living homes, and also in standard living situations. Because chess is played sitting down and does not involve intense physical activity to […] Read more
It can be difficult to make moves on a chess board without knocking over other pieces for someone with Parkinson’s disease (or someone with hands that shake for another reason). However, there are a couple of different chess set options that significantly reduce the likelihood of accidentally touching other chess pieces when making moves. http://www.bestchessmenever.com/ […] Read more
This video shows blind chess players competing on National Braille Day in India: The most interesting part of the video to me is the divots in the boards. This functional adaptation allows the players to use their hands to feel where the pieces are located without knocking the pieces over. Obviously one cannot simply drill […] Read more
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