Introduction and Project Summary

Chess is a game played and understood by most, however only some are able to play the virtual game with ease. The ease of being able to play on a physical chess board has been solved, but we want to make this board smart. The board will help us record moves, provide guidance to the visually impaired by having an automated voice system guiding the blind. The ease of playing online chess has increased the number of users, however, to help the visually impaired, we would like to provide them with a physical board to perform their moves, which would be reflected online, on sites like This would allow users to play against other players, as well as against AI opponents. We hope to bridge the gap between visually impaired chess players and the rest of the online chess community.