I am very curious as I have seen many of them playing: How do visually disabled people learn chess? And what are all the types of equipment they use to learn the game?

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There are chess sets made for the visually impaired. They are called 'tactile' chess sets. The game is played by touch. The pieces lock into the board. Removing a lock constitutes "touch move".

Here's an example, though I am not sure it is a 'tournament quality' tactile set.

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