The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group have announced their support of a pioneering project that will help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a playful and engaging way using Braille customized LEGO bricks.

The issue of less people learning Braille due to the increase of more audio products like audio books, and podcasts has inspired the company to make a difference to children around the world. With the LEGO blocks kids can learn through hands-on play rather than more rigid methods like Braille readers and printouts.

A set of 250 LEGO Braille bricks, which would be provided for free to places that work or teach vision-impaired people, would have: A-Z, the numbers 0-9, and basics like +,=,-

They also hope to encourage and develop teaching and interactive games as well as some specialty pieces that could be used for word or math games.


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