Ben, better known under the alias “Sightless Kombat” has been blind from birth but doesn’t let that stop him from enjoying one of his favourite pastimes. He reads in depth about the games in which he is interested in playing to understand.
I have never had any sight whatsoever. It’s interesting to see the reactions of people who are unfamiliar with the idea of those without sight playing video games in any format, mainstream or otherwise.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Ben talks about how he plays the game “Killer Instinct” competitively by listening to audible cues. You can read it here.
…they begin to see that my blindness, whilst it can be problematic in certain scenarios, doesn’t mean I can’t compete with sighted players on a similar level…
In the video below, Ben explains in detail how he plays the game: