Software for blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and abilities
(Frequently asked questions)
Are the programmes easy to use?
Absolutely. The programmes run off the CD - there is nothing to install. Just put the CD in the computer and the programmes should start automatically. It couldn't be simpler.
What are the computer requirements?
The programmes will all run on a basic PC and work with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP. They are self-voiced so you don't need a screen reader or a speech engine, just a sound card and speakers.
What if I use a screen reader?
Just turn your screen reader off or silence it, otherwise you'll have two voices talking.
Do I have to run the games off the CD - will they run off my hard drive?
The games run from the CD as a matter of convenience. You can copy them to your hard drive if you wish. There is no restriction.
Do the games have instructions?
Yes, all the games have instructions. Just press function key F1 and the instructions will be read out.
Do the games have a display?
Yes, the games all appear on the screen. This means, for example, that some of the games can be played co-operatively, particularly the word games of volume 2. There are many cases where blind people play the games with their sighted grandchildren.
Can I play the games against a sighted opponent?
Volumes 3 and 4 feature games that can be played competitively by two people. These games are Battleships, Memory, Backgammon, Dominoes, Draughts and Scrazabat. They were all designed so that a sighted opponent should have no advantage.
Are the games suitable for all ages?
Yes, from reception age (around 5) upwards (the oldest I know of is 90).
What happens if I break a CD or it goes faulty?
Just send it back and Azabat will replace it free of charge, regardless of how the damage was caused.