Adapting Games for Blind ChildrenBy Martin, Katrilla; Future Reflections, Vol. 24, No. 2
Publication Date: Summer/Fall 2005
Article offers some basic guidelines to follow when adapting games for children with visual disabilities. Adapting card and board games only involves simple, inexpensive modifications, such as Braille-Dymo tape, a slate and stylus, or a Braillewriter. When adapting playing cards, the standard is to use an abbreviated two-digit system and to emboss Braille numbers and suites in opposite corners. Adaptable card and board games can also be purchased online or via catalogue from sites that specialize in adaptive appliances and equipment such as Beyond Sight (http://www.beyondsight.com/catalog.asp) or Independent Living Aids, Incorporated (http://www.independentliving.com/contact.asp). Common games include Tactile Tic Tac Toe, Braille UNO Cards, and Braille Monopoly. For outdoor games and sports, balls with bells or beepers and bases that are audible can be used to allow children with visual disabilities to participate.
Assistive Products Discussed: MY FIRST UNO
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Parents_and_Teachers.asp )
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