Like thousands of other people, you love playing card games with family and friends. Well, you don’t have to let your level of vision get in the way of your love of the game. Stick with us and we’ll walk you through some helpful tips and ideas to play the night away.
First off, if you’ve got low vision, good lighting is always essential. So, if you need more light, add a lamp with a flexible arm so you can adjust where the light hits your cards and avoid shadows and glare.
If you play card games around the kitchen or dining room table, there’s usually an overhead light source. Good lighting makes game play easier. And playing seated around a table keeps the draw and discard piles within reach. Try covering the table with a solid colored, cloth table covering. If the cards you’re using have white backgrounds, then a darker tablecloth give you better contrast. Also, a tablecloth keeps the cards from moving around too much if you need to lay them out in front of you during game play.
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