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About U.S. Braille Chess Association listserv
USBCA members enjoy the following benefits:
Current Correspondence Ratings
playing friendly games against other USBCA members to get more practice and experience. Challenge a member to a game.
playing chess tournaments by e-mail or by phone against other players of about the same strength.
Here are some tactile chess sets used by blind players.
Accessible chess sets at crisscross tech
Challenger the magazine of the U.S. Braille Chess Association.
access to a library of chess materials in braille, on cassette and on computer disk.
library of chess materials in braille
an annual over-the-board championship tournament sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation.
Related chess links
These are links to other associations of blind chess players, accessible computer chess games and more. These sites are not part of the U.S. Braille Chess Association.
Related chess links >
President: The United States Braille Chess Association
Alan Dicey Contact Alan Dicey
* Audyssey is an electronic magazine dedicated to computer games which are accidentally or purposefully accessible to the blind.
To receive Audyssey by email,
send an emessage with the Subject: line:
Simply ask to be added to the Audyssey distribution list, and each new issue of the magazine will be automatically sent to you. Please note that this is
a personal eddress, so kindly remember that a person and not a machine will be receiving and processing your subscription request.
* The Syncopated Radio Network
A free audio service broadcasting a large selection of Old Time Radio,Nostalgic Music,plus programming for the visually-impaired,disabled and more.
The Syncopated Radio Network
*Thayne Multimedia Inc.
Old Time Radio Free For The Blind & Disabled
Fear you can hear .com Membership Reaching 4,000 Members!
provides Free Listening and Downloading Access of over 14,000 Old Time Radio shows for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Disabled.
Fear You Can Hear
* Two great radio talk programs for the blind can be found at:
Talk Radio Shows - Blind Ambitions Groups
* ACB Radio
For on-line radio broadcast programming especially geared to blind and visually impaired users. Offers programming concerning adaptive aids, dealing with vision loss and other streams of diverse programming, including music and old-time-radio.
A C B Radio- Blind Ambitions Groups
* Association of Blind citizens has their own monthly internet radio station run by their members.
Check it out at:
Association of Blind Citizens Radio program
* Jim Snowbarger aka "The Snowman"
produced and hosted a wonderful example of what the blind can achieve in radio
The SnowMan Radio Broadcast, a satirical talk show, was produced between August of 1999, and May 2001 by Jim Snowbarger of Marshalltown Iowa. The program
was broadcast over LiveStreamAmerica.com. Later shows were also broadcast on ACBRadio.org. Shows were also posted on Live365.com and a now defunked service
called GiveMeTalk.com. All voices and nearly all of the music used on this show were that of Jim Snowbarger.
The Snowman radio program
*The BBC has live programming and "Listen Again" where you can access shows up to a week after they are broadcast from their many stations.
Accessible Listen Again and Accessible live BBC are software programs that allow screen readers to be more accessible to these services.
They can be downloaded at this site:
* Public Radio Exchange is an online variety of broadcasts available to the public on a wide range of topics. Visit this link to search for radio programs that may interest you.
Public Radio Exchange
Taping for the Blind, Inc.
Celebrating more than 40 years of turning sight into sound
Radio Reading, Custom Recording, Audio Description