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Game on: Lego launches bricks to help children learn braille

Braille Bricks are being trialled in UK classrooms, with the sets to be distributed free of charge to select UK schools and institutions from 2020

Braille bricks

A new project by Danish toy brand Lego will help children to learn braille through play.

Braille Bricks are being tested in Danish, Norwegian, English and Portuguese schools and are scheduled to be trialled in German, Spanish and French schools later in the year.

The final versions of the kits will be distributed free of charge to the organisations involved in the testing phase in 2020.

Each Braille Bricks set will contain approximately 250 pieces covering the full alphabet, numbers zero to nine, select math symbols and inspiration for teaching and interactive games.

John Goodwin, chief executive of the Lego Foundation, highlighted: “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 project will be unveiled today (24 April) at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris, France.
 
Image credit: Lego