Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Chess Championships for the Blind

The 11th Individual World Chess championships for the Blind is currently running in Goa, India. It is the first time that this event is being held outside of Europe. There is actually an official website, but it's completely useless. For results, we have to rely on this news item and this one for some background.

Also of interest at this event was the launch of a new chess software "which has been specially designed for the visually challenged". Called "Talk 64", the software has all sorts of features including voice, support for keyboard shortcuts and even a database.

Read about Talk 64 here.

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