People often ask me where I find all the things I write about in Fred's Head. Most of the items I list are found on various gismo sites and are not designed for the blind or visually impaired. The beauty of this database is that we find things that blind and visually impaired people can use, even though they were never designed to be accessible or benefitial to our community.
A good case in point is this item, the Large Golf Set. Here is the description of the product from the I Want One Of Those website:
"The trouble with golf is that everything is so darn small. The club heads are tiny, the ball is minute, the holes are just ludicrous (as are the shoes of course), and you begin to wonder what on earth the point is. However, if it wasn't for someone inventing pinhead golf, then some other idiot wouldn't have come up with this super-size, super-stupid Giant Golf. Club, tee and ball are all ludicrously big, enabling even the tragically inept to take a successful swing and watch with smug satisfaction as their ball sails across the garden, beach or fairway. Though we don't suggest trying this on a real fairway as golf clubs are renowned more for their feelings of self-importance than their sense of humour. It's big, it's beautiful and it's a brilliantly fun lawn game."
Now, I say, what if a visually impaired or blind person should want to try golf for fun? Doesn't the large set bring a bit of accessibility to the game? Sure its only for fun, but what a good way to introduce a visually impaired or blind child to the game! Features include:
- A super-sized golf set.
- An enormous golf ball.
- An enormous tee.
- A golf club with an enormous head.
- Suitable for ages 8 years+.