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Winboard 4.5 Accessible Chess

Chess for Blind or Quadriplegic with JAWS NVDA and keyboard support

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Winboard 4.5 is a free, accessible Chess program for the blind or those who can not use a mouse, such as quadriplegics. It works automatically with the JAWS or the free NVDA screen reader to provide vocal announcements of all moves made as well as other selectable chess board conditions which are accessed with keystroke shortcuts. The program has full keyboard access. Partial sighted players will use high contrast mode and adjust board and piece color and most font sizes. Available languages are English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian. Installed "Chess Engines" plus Internet Chess Server play with humans at the "FICS" server supply move analysis and worthy opponents. Read "Setting Up WinBoard 4.5 for JAWS.doc" for the quick guide or "Winboard 4.5 for JAWS.doc" for the full manual. All keyboard shortcuts are provided in "keystrokes.doc".

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  • Full keyboard access
  • Uses the JAWS and the free NVDA screen readers automatically
  • Connect to the free FICS chess server for play with others.
  • Comes with 3 chess engines for a matching or analysis or practice.
  • Adjustable board size and color for the low sighted

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Dutch, English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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End Users/Desktop

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Win32 (MS Windows)

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