The LEGO® Braille Bricks concept is a game-based methodology that teaches Braille to children who are blind or visually impaired.
Each LEGO® Braille Bricks retains its iconic shape, but unlike ordinary LEGO® bricks, the dots are arranged to match numbers and letters in the Braille alphabet. Each brick shows the printed version of the symbol or letter, which allows sighted and blind children to play and learn together on equal terms. This ingenious combination of features opens up a whole new world of playful learning that teaches children Braille in a pleasant and tactile environment.
At Legoland in Melbourne, Australia, for the first time, blind and partially sighted children have the opportunity to meet the new Lego for the blind. The concept was first proposed in 2011 by the Danish Association of the Blind. The bricks have been launched since last year in seven more countries: Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. The idea is for them to allow children to learn creative Braille while engaging with their classmates in a fun and interactive way.