Last April, the LEGO Foundation announced the pilot program involving using modified 2×4 bricks to teach Braille to visually impaired students around the world. After more than a year in pilot programs, the Foundation are pleased to announce that the finalised product will start to roll out around the world – in six countries initially, followed by a wider distribution in 2021.Continue reading
LEGO® Braille Bricks Under Development
Yesterday, the LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group announced that they are underway with a pilot program to develop LEGO® Bricks designed to help teach visually impaired children the Braille Alphabet.
Developed in the 1820s by Louis Braille, the Braille alphabet translates the Latin Alphabet into an arrangement of raised dots. With these being arranged in a 2×3 array, this makes them ideal for translating into the surface of LEGO Bricks, with a printed translation of the dot arrangement to aid the sighted who are working with those using these bricks.Continue reading
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