Any way of making education more fun is fantastic in our book. That’s why these ingeniously simple Lego-style building blocks are so brilliant–they’re actually designed using the Braille alphabet’s six-dot configuration to help children who are visually impaired learn to read. A limited, experimental supply of Braille Bricks have been produced for the non-profit Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind by the agency Lew’LaraTBWA, and the team is seeking to expand production of the clever toys so that more children may have the opportunity to learn by playing.
Braille Bricks aim to stimulate creativity and help blind children learn to read and write. The blocks are created by modifying the classic building block design to form the 26 letters of the alphabet in Braille. The Nowill Foundation also hopes that their tools will help to include all children, with or without visual impairments.
The innovation of the Braille Brick lies in its simplicity. However, with an aim of enabling literacy and helping create a more playful and inclusive learning environment, their goals are anything but. The company invites all to support their initiative with the hashtag #BrailleBricksforAll.