Lego Introduces a New Learning Tool for the Visually Impaired

Lego has long been thought of as a tool for teaching creativity, engineering and spatial skills, but now Lego is looking to add literacy to the list. Lego has started making bricks featuring Braille. Braille is a language of raised dots and lines used by blind and vision impaired individuals to read. Because of the many technological advances we have today many blind people have turned to audio driven tools instead and Braille literacy is falling. This is problematic, as Braille users tend to have better educational outcomes compared to those who rely solely on auditory tools. This seemingly obvious combination may provide Braille the comeback opportunity it needs. In addition to Braille the bricks include printed letters allowing sighted teachers, friends and family members to learn and play along side the visually impaired.   To read more >>