Lego to launch Lego Braille bricks for blind & partially sighted kids & distribute free kits to schools and organisations

Posted 24th Apr
Just seen this on the news and thought it was a really brilliant idea.

Lego have just announced that Lego Foundation and Lego Group are teaming up to make Braille customised Lego bricks to help blind and partially sighted children learn to read Braille. It was unveiled today at the sustainable brands conference in Paris.

They are also being helped by blind associations in the UK, Denmark, Brazil and Norway. The first prototypes have now been made and are being tested too.

LEGO Braille Bricks will be moulded with the same number of studs used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet, while remaining fully compatible with the LEGO System in Play. To ensure the tool is inclusive allowing sighted teachers, students and family members to interact on equal terms, each brick will also feature a printed letter or character.

The final LEGO Braille Bricks kit is expected to launch in 2020 and will be distributed free of charge to select institutions through participating partner networks in the markets where testing is being carried out with partners. It will contain approximately 250 LEGO Braille Bricks covering the full alphabet, numbers 0-9, select math symbols and inspiration for teaching and interactive games.

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