I’ve always loved word games. Back when I was still sighted one of the best things about working part-time at a local book shop was that I had first access to any new word search magazines that appeared on the shelves. Since losing my sight I’ve occasionally found myself thinking back to those word searches with nostalgia – heavens, on occasion , I’ve even caught myself wondering whether it might be possible for me to create an accessible word search of my own.
I’m sure you can imagine my delight when I found a podcast reviewing an accessible iPhone word puzzle called Clever Clues -so what if it wasn’t a word search, at least it was an accessible game involving words. Of course I downloaded it at once and started playing…
I happened to mention the game to a few friends who, to my absolute delight, introduced me to a second accessible IOS game, Seven Little Words – again, not a word search, but another word puzzle. So I downloaded it as well…
What it so great is that neither of these games have been specifically designed for the blind community. Their structure and the way they were designed and created makes it possible for both visually impaired and sighted word-puzzle lovers to play them with the same ease. So now I’m back to spending a little of my free time indulging that love of word games, playing both Clever Clues and Seven Little Words on a regular basis.
If you’re like me and enjoy games that get you thinking, stimulate your vocabulary, and provide hours of entertainment why not give these games a try?
If you decide to give them a go and can’t figure out how to play… drop me a line and I’ll be happy to offer a few suggestions, though I can’t promise you won’t have to decode my instructions first – after all, I do love word games!