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Blind gamers

What's New



Released July 2010

BG Crossword Puzzle 1.0 allows vision impaired and blind players to solve Crossword puzzles downloaded from the Internet. As with all Spoonbill Software's Blind Gamers games, it is self-voicing, obviating the need to use your screen reader. For the benefit of vision-impaired players, the crossword is presented in the normal crossword grid format. In addition, the answer words and the clues are displayed in two lists which can be navigated using the arrow keys on your keyboard. This pair of lists can be maximized to fit your screen allowing the words to be more easily read.

Blind players also use the arrow keys to move up and down the list of words and clues and can use the W key to speak the current word, or the C key to speak the current clue. By default the across words and clues are presented first. You can switch to a display of the down clues by hitting the D key on your keyboard, and back to the across clues by hitting the A key.

There are many helpful features to make solving crosswords a pleasant experience. May we suggest that you follow the Tutorial when first starting up the program?

NOTE: Version 1.0h is a  minor upgrade which supports Across Lite Binary version 1.4 in addition to versions 1.2 and 1.3

Click here to visit the Crosswords page.

Click here to visit the Crossword Links page.

Click here to download the install file for BG Crossword Puzzle