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Online Accessible Board, Card, and Dice Games

By Ahmat Djouma

Do you want to be able to play – or know about – online games, but have not found a source for accessible versions? RSGames has you covered, offering many popular games like Yahtzee, Uno, and Monopoly. They have developed accessible board, card, and dice games for people who are blind or visually impaired. Beginning in 2009 with the introduction of the first accessible version of the Monopoly board game, they have been adding to the list ever since. Currently they have 20 games and now release a new game every year on December 20th, holiday time and their anniversary. While playing, you can communicate with other players using voice-chat or text-chat.  The games are available on Windows, Mac, and iOS.  All are free on windows and Mac OS.; a small up-front cost is associated with the iOS application. If you use a screen reader, you can download and install the RSGames client “for the best experience.”  Those using VoiceOver can download the RSGames app  from the Apple app store. For users of Android and other platforms, as well as users who are sighted, it is recommended that they play the games from a web browser. Visit RSGames to learn more and to download the appropriate product for your use.