LEGO has brought about Braille Bricks for visually impaired and partially sighted children! This Danish toy manufacturer has created a new version of its building blocks with Braille letters and alphabets, which will change the way visually impaired and partially sighted children play and learn. This is a big step in creating creative opportunities for the children to develop, nurture and sharpen skills.
There are totally 250 bricks, including letters, alphabets and symbols.
“Experiencing reactions from both students and teachers to LEGO Braille Bricks has been hugely inspirational and reminded me that the only limitations I will meet in life are those I create in my mind,” LEGO Group Senior Art Director Morten Bonde said in a statement. “The children’s level of engagement and their interest in being independent and included on equal terms in society is so evident. I am moved to see the impact this product has on developing blind and visually impaired children’s academic confidence and curiosity already in its infant days.”
This is a project which is close to Bonde’s heart too, because he has a genetic eye disorder due to which he is losing his eyesight and that will gradually lead to him being blind.
The project will surely create a positive impact as it brings about such a warm and beautiful reminder to never limit ourselves from doing good and to constantly work on helping those who need it and moreover, deserve it. There is never too much inspiration in the world.
“Blind and visually impaired children have dreams and aspirations for their future just as sighted children,” said John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation. “They have the same desire and need to explore the world and socialise through play, but often face involuntary isolation as a consequence of exclusion from activities.
“With this project, we are bringing a playful and inclusive approach to learning Braille to children. I hope children, parents, caregivers, teachers and practitioners worldwide will be as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to see the positive impact.”
The Braille Bricks are set to be launched in 2020. It is also planned that these building blocks will be given to certain institutions all across the globe for free, celebrating and anticipating the wonderful impact it will create!
Can’t wait for these blocks to bring a breakthrough and be enjoyed by visually impaired children, adding joy to their childhood!