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LEGO-Inspired Building Blocks Aim To Increase Braille Literacy
By Sophia Hyder, 03 May 2016
A revolutionary way of increasing Braille literacy comes in an unexpected form – ‘Braille Bricks’.
The LEGO-inspired blocks have raised studs that form Braille letters. In this simple and innovative educational toy, both sighted and blind people, children especially, can learn how to read and understand Braille in a fun way.
Interestingly, LEGO is not responsible, despite being supportive of visually impaired people, as seen in its LEGO Blind Art Project. The Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind is behind ‘Braille Bricks’, and only has enough sets for 300 children. The design has been registered under a Creative Commons in hopes of bringing it to children worldwide.
You can learn more at their website, leave a message in Braille, and post the message with #BrailleBricksForAll on all social media platforms.
[via Mental Floss, images via video screenshot]
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