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Since their beginning, Legos have assumed an entirely vast job in numerous individuals’ childhoods for evident reasons, however, at this point, the toys are getting an update that could make them considerably more extraordinary for youngsters with exceptional necessities. The organization is as of now trying out new Lego blocks altered with knocks that could help dazzle and outwardly weakened kids learn Braille.
As indicated by a discharge, Lego Braille Bricks will be shaped with knocks that will compare with letters and numbers in the Braille letter set, yet despite everything, they’ll stay perfect with standard Lego pieces. The new blocks were first proposed to the Lego Foundation in 2011 by the Danish Association of the Blind, and they were at last disclosed on April 24 amid the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris.
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation, said in a statement: “Blind and visually impaired children have dreams and aspirations for their future just as sighted children,”
“They have the same desire and need to explore the world and socialize 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.”
Right now, Lego Braille Bricks are being tried in Danish, Norwegian, English, and Portuguese, with German, Spanish, and French tests coming later in the year.
The last item — which will contain 250 Braille blocks covering numbers, math images, and the full letters in order — is set to be discharged in 2020 gratis to choose foundations that help the visually impaired and outwardly disabled.
“The concept behind LEGO Braille Bricks was first proposed to the LEGO Foundation in 2011 by the Danish Association of the Blind and again in 2017 by the Brazilian-based Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind,” LEGO says. “It has since been further shaped in close collaboration among blind associations from Denmark, Brazil, UK, and Norway and the first prototypes are now in those same countries for concept testing.”
“With thousands of audiobooks and computer programs now available, fewer kids are learning to read Braille,” said Philippe Chazal, Treasurer of the European Blind Union. “This is particularly critical when we know that Braille users often are more independent, have a higher level of education and better employment opportunities.”
“We strongly believe LEGO Braille Bricks can help boost the level of interest in learning Braille, so we’re thrilled that the LEGO Foundation is making it possible to further this concept and bring it to children around the world.”
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