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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 who is unable to walk 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). Players requesting this accommodation 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: