He seems to prefer to destribute his games via email. Personally, I would 
think he'd do better to have a site set up where people could download them 
and perhaps fill in a form with their name, email and whereabouts. I don't 
think many people at all would begrudge him the time to fill in such a form. 
He's probably going to get swamped this time around though. Think of all 
those blind chess groups, schools with chess clubs, parents and others who 
are going to pounce on this. It's going to be quite a hefty number I'd say.
Michael Feir
Author of Personal Power:
How Accessible Computers Can Enhance Personal Life For Blind People
2006-2008
www.blind-planet.com/content/personal-power

A Life of Word and Sound
2003-2007
http://www.blind-planet.com/content/life-word-and-sound

Creator and former editor of Audyssey Magazine
1996-2004
Check out my blog at:
www.michaelfeir.blogspot.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Lomas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Fw: Announcing the release of Blind 
GamersChessChallenge


> why doesn't he just put the damn games up for download why mess aroud
> getting it through e mail that is why i have never played his game, he
> makes getting them so time consuming
>
> On 22 Sep 2008, at 17:47, Michael Feir wrote:
>
>> I hope I get the game from him soon to check it out. I don't play
>> Chess
>> often but always like to see how well accessible games are
>> implemented. I
>> expect he'll get flooded with emails this time around. Chess is pretty
>> popular. In layman's terms, what is a rating of 2300 like?
>> Michael Feir
>> Author of Personal Power:
>> How Accessible Computers Can Enhance Personal Life For Blind People
>> 2006-2008
>> www.blind-planet.com/content/personal-power
>>
>> A Life of Word and Sound
>> 2003-2007
>> http://www.blind-planet.com/content/life-word-and-sound
>>
>> Creator and former editor of Audyssey Magazine
>> 1996-2004
>> Check out my blog at:
>> www.michaelfeir.blogspot.com
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Charles Rivard" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
>> Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 12:04 PM
>> Subject: [Audyssey] Fw: Announcing the release of Blind Gamers
>> ChessChallenge
>>
>>
>>>> From my inbox.
>>>
>>> I was a tester for this game, and it is totally blind friendly,
>>> with some
>>> features that beginners will appreciate.  Here are the ratings of the
>>> skill
>>> levels:
>>>
>>> Beginner: 600
>>> Novice: 1000
>>> Intermediate: 1400
>>> Advanced: 1900
>>> Expert: 2300
>>>
>>> Give it a try and see what you think?  The game is free of charge.
>>>
>>> ---
>>> "The Difference Between Obama and Osama is Just a Little BS"
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Spoonbill Software - Support" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>> >
>>> To: <undisclosed-recipients:>
>>> Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:55 AM
>>> Subject: Announcing the release of Blind Gamers Chess Challenge
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> You are receiving this email because you have previously requested
>>>> a game
>>>> from Spoonbill Software's Blind Gamers series. If you do not want to
>>>> receive notification of new games, reply to this email and ask to be
>>>> removed from my notification list.
>>>>
>>>> You can read all about the new game by visiting the blind gamers
>>>> page at:
>>>>
>>>> www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/blindgamers.htm
>>>>
>>>> BG Chess Challenge runs in three different modes: Blind accessible,
>>>> Vision
>>>> impaired and Sighted, so it is suitable for all levels of visual
>>>> acuity.
>>>> It is also suitable for beginners as well as experienced chess
>>>> players. A
>>>> separate Word document explains how to play chess, if you have never
>>>> played before or need to brush up on the rules and you can set the
>>>> computer player's skill level anywhere between Novice and Expert,
>>>> so that
>>>> you can be ensured of a challenging game regardless of your own
>>>> skill
>>>> level. In blind mode, graphics are still provided so that sighted
>>>> spouses
>>>> can play along with their blind partners. As with all Spoonbill
>>>> Software's
>>>> accessible games, it is completely self voicing. You will only
>>>> need your
>>>> screen reader to read the on-line help, or the separate How To
>>>> Play Chess
>>>> document.
>>>>
>>>> BG Chess Challenge is the fourteenth game in the Blind Gamers
>>>> series of
>>>> accessible games and is free for the asking. Just reply to this
>>>> email
>>>> requesting BG Chess Challenge and stating your full name and
>>>> country of
>>>> residence. Only people who have kept me up to date with their latest
>>>> email
>>>> address will be able to be notified of new games. Why not send for
>>>> a copy
>>>> today, even if you've never played before, and take up the chess
>>>> challenge?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Ian Humphreys
>>>> Spoonbill Software
>>>> Albany, Western Australia
>>>
>>>
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