2s3 doesn't exist anymore?

ofapel (2010-10-16 14:10:01 +0000)
I recently noticed that 2s3 doesn't exist anymore. It concerned blind people. This rule allowed blind people to participate to the blind event. Memorisation could be done on a cube in braille or a textured cube but solve must be done on a regular cube. Why doesn't this rule exist anymore?
Ron (2010-11-28 19:26:33 +0000)
See the regulations history at [url:1do6jj41]http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations_history2010.html[/url:1do6jj41] [quote:1do6jj41]Art. 2s3 moved to B1d. Because of allowing textures and markings there is no difference anymore for visually challenged competitors. [accessibility for blind][/quote:1do6jj41]
BryanLogan (2010-11-29 03:19:53 +0000)
Ahh....it wasn't obviously clear that a different cube could be used for inspection by looking at B1d.
ofapel (2010-12-05 22:34:18 +0000)
Thank you very much. However, I think a B3c is needed: B3c: Blind competitors are allowed to memorise on a textured cube scrambled like the solved one. When the first move is applied on the non-textured cube, the textured one mustn't be touched. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. Or such. Touching a cube in braille while solving a non textured cube is similar to B4d.