xiangqi_blindApparently, Xiangqi (Chinese Chess, the most popular board game in the world today) sets have, until now, not been generally available for the blind and visually impaired. Go figure.

A set for the visually impaired has now been developed by Professor Michael Siu, Professor and Leader of the Public Design Lab of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. It’s won a number of design awards in China. And the Bunhoi Group is donating 1,000 sets to the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities and the China Association of the Blind.

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