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Winboard 4.5 Accessible Chess Description

Winboard 4.5 is a free, accessible Chess program for the blind, low sighted or those who can not use a mouse, such as quadriplegics. For the blind it works automatically with the JAWS or the free NVDA screen reader to provide vocal announcements of position changes and other selectable board conditions. Blind players also use a separate "tactile chess board" to keep track of positions. For those who can not use a mouse the program has full keyboard access to menu items. Partial sighted players use high contrast mode and adjust board, piece and most font sizes and colors. Available languages are English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian. Installed "Chess Engines" and Internet Chess Server play with humans at the "FICS" server supply quality 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".

Posted by Chess for the Blind 2014-05-09

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