Accessible Runes: Update

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Accessible Runes

If you haven’t already, read my article about Accessible Runes.

After contacting five different sellers on, all of whom hand-craft runes of their own, I found a couple of people who were willing to take on the task of custom making raised runes out of clay. To top it off, they even agreed to paint them in a high contrast color scheme for me, so that I might be able to both see and feel the runes.

The first seller to finish a batch of these for me is “ballardbk” (click here for ballardbk’s Etsy store). This seller was both friendly and expedious in making a set of runes and sold them to me at his regular going price for a full set; about $7 before shipping, and that included the extra cost of paint associated with my special set. I thought this was a great bargain and immediately purchased the set of runes.

Here is a picture of the rune set he made, albeit before they were painted:
Pre-painted Raised Rune Set

The runes came in a nice cloth bag and he even threw in an additional rune charm pendant; what service!

I have had some time to spend with the runes now and they have finally lost most of their original stickiness, which I attributed to the paint and clear coating they had. They are easy for me to see since they are of a high contrast color scheme and are just as easy to feel even with my eyes closed. I am still working on identifying the runes by touch (and even by sight, for that matter) but given time I am sure that I can accomplish this. The runes have a very nice feel to them and each one is unique enough that I can tell it apart from the rest.

I’d like to give a huge thanks to ballardbk at Etsy for making these runes for me. If you get the chance, I would definitely recommend checking out his shop on Etsy.

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About Jacob Wood

Jacob founded Accessible Games because he wants to spread the joy of gaming to everyone, including people with disabilities. He is visually impaired and knows what it's like to need to adapt, and he brings two decades of gaming experience to the table.
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