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Directors endeavor to accommodate players with special needs.
Most tournaments use computers for word judging (Software Self Lookup, or SSL). Anyone for whom it is a hardship to get to the SSL computer may request a human word judge to come to their game table.
In the past, the NSA has provided authorization for approved players to receive an extra 5 minutes playing time to accommodate their limited mobility or sight. NASPA will honor these authorizations (player must contact the director in advance and be prepared to present a copy of letter they received from NSA).
In the event that a player cannot perform any of the physical actions normally required to play Scrabble, the player may bring a personal attendant to, as in other aspects of the player's life, under the direction of the player, perform all actions required of the player.
Players requesting these accommodations in the future should contact their director or the Tournament Committee.
This applies to Orthodox Jews who are unable to operate the clock or write during the sabbath. The player requesting this consideration MUST contact the director of the tournament in advance for approval. These alternate methods may only be used for games during the Sabbath, not throughout the entire tournament.
Approved method from NSA: