Blind Kids Use Braille-Style LEGOs to Learn Reading
Blind kids are typically taught to read through the Braille reading system. However, the Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind has co-founded a project called “Braille Bricks” which teaches blind kids to read through the use of specially designed LEGO blocks. Each one of these blocks contains one Braille letter on it. The idea is that blind kids can learn to read by playing with these blocks and touching the Braille letters at the same time.
Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind is an organization based in Sao Paulo. They’ve only been able to construct enough of these bricks to accommodate 300 blind students. They’ve set up a Creative Commons license for the project with the hopes that more people will contribute and help get additional blocks made for more blind students that are out there.
Watch a video about the bricks below: