The LEGO Foundation has successfully created a studs-molded line of bricks, which correlates with the letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet.
According to an American Printing House press release, the foundation will be sending the block at no cost to all school districts across the U.S. The American Printing House is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring the independent living of the visually impaired, as well as the blind.
For schools that will stay closed during this fall, the foundation will be sending these Braille bricks to districts with registered visually impaired or blind students, with the hope that administrators and teachers will help send them to the homes of students.
They have some options; they could send a kit to students at home and do activities over Zoom or a similar platform. If they have in-person classes, they could supply each student with their kit, for now.An APH spokesperson told CNN Business.
We couldn’t be more excited to be working with LEGO to distribute an incredible tool to help introduce students to Braille. Reading Braille means literacy that connects students to lifelong learning and opportunity.Craig Meador (APH President)
These Braille bricks are LEGO’s latest in the new offerings series. Last month, they revealed that a Legos-made classic Nintendo Entertainment will be launched. Also, the company started a new line of “Lego Art” that features Iron Man, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and Star Wars.
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