Developed by the LEGO Foundation, the LEGO Group and partners from the international blind and educational communities, we are proud to present LEGO® Braille Bricks to the educational sector.
The LEGO® Braille Bricks concept is a playful methodology that teaches Braille to children who are blind or have a visual impairment.
Each colorful LEGO brick is moulded with studs that correspond to numbers and letters in the Braille alphabet and has a corresponding printed symbol or letter. This allows sighted and blind kids to play and learn together on equal terms.
This ingenious combination of features brings a whole new world of playful learning that teaches kids Braille in an enjoyable, tactile environment.
With thousands of audio books and computer programs on the market today, fewer young people are learning Braille. Yet, blind and low visioned people all over the world rely on Braille to work, study and enjoy their daily lives. This educational, very practical tool will teach them a range of skills they need to thrive.
LEGO Braille Bricks have been designed to:
- Follow a pedagogical approach. LEGO Braille Bricks work to the proven pedagogical concept of powerful learning through play – making them a valuable tool for teachers and students.
- Boost confidence. By inspiring blind and visually impaired kids early in life in such a positive and enjoyable way, we are helping develop their independence and communication skills from an early age.
- Help develop creative, engaged lifelong learners. Learning Braille is said to be crucial for blind or visually impaired children as it allows them to develop a variety of life skills, ensuring they experience intellectual freedom, independence and equal access to education and work.
- Support innovative teaching. LEGO Braille Bricks pave the way for increased confidence, communication, creativity and problem-solving, all key skills required to support life goals.