These Toy Bricks Help Blind Children Learn To Read
Braille Bricks were created as a tool to encourage creativity and learning
Using Lego-like pieces, the team behind Braille Bricks wants to make it easier for visually impaired kids to feel creative. The toy bricks have braille letters on their surface, allowing kids to mix and match these to create phrases and sentences.
But the toy bricks are also just fun to use on their own—a fact that seems simplistic but actually helps when it comes to introducing an element of play. This way, all kids can play together in the classroom. A collaboration between Dorina Norwill Foundation for the Blind and Lew’Lara\TBWA, Braille Bricks can change how students interact in the classroom setting.
The company describes the project as an “experiment that transforms these bricks into a tool capable of encouraging creativity, helping blind children learn to read and write.” Visitors to the website are encouraged to help the company “convince the toy industry to produce the bricks globally.”
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