by Terry Boone
As a service to our members and the general public, the National Federation of the Blind operates a blindness products store known as the Independence Market, which sells mostly low-tech items, designed to enhance the every-day independence of blind people. We will be highlighting a different product every month and listing sale products from time to time.
KENNETH JERNIGAN MAP OF THE UNITED STATES: This colorful, take-apart, topographical puzzle map makes it fun and interesting to learn about various geographical features of the United States. Each state is a puzzle piece. The major rivers, mountain chains, state capitals, and latitude and longitude lines are all indicated tactilely. Underneath the puzzle pieces, the map shows the boundaries of all fifty states with Braille state abbreviations. The map measures 32 12 x 18 inches and includes both a Braille and a print reference guide that gives facts about each state. AIG29M $250.00
MAGNETIC CHECKERS: This portable magnetic checkers board makes it easy to play the game on the go. The magnetic board measures 10 34 x 8/34 inches and the actual playing area is approximately 6/12 inches on each side. The white squares are raised, and the black ones are recessed. There are fourteen each of the square (green) and round (yellow) game pieces, as well as five each of the square (blue) and round (red) king pieces. The king pieces are readily differentiated by touch as they feature a smaller square or circle, respectively, on top.
PHASE 10 CARDS (BRAILLE): Be the first to complete all ten defined phases. This game uses numbered cards in four colored suits with "Skip" and "Wild" cards. The game is suitable for two to eight players, ages eight and up. Braille and print directions are included. AIG82C $15.00
UNO CARDS (NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND BRAILLE EDITION):
This is an easy multiplayer card game using numbered cards in four colored suits. Change the flow of the game with Action cards and Wild cards. Four print/Braille Quick-Play reference cards are included. More detailed accessible instructions are available online either at Brailleuno.com or via smart speaker. AIG09C $10.00
SHUT THE BOX MATH GAME AIG73S $10.00
NINE MEN MORRIS GAME AIG74G $10.00
SOLITAIRE AND FOX AND GEESE AIG75G $10.00
CUBE CLOCK AIC01T $5.00
CAMERA BAG AIA48B $1.00
EGG SEPARATOR AIK04E $1.00
For more information about the products available from the Independence Market, contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2216, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Our staff will be happy to assist.