Lego Makes Special Braille Bricks for Blind Kids

Lego Makes Special Braille Bricks for Blind Kids

Company aims to distribute them worldwide at no charge.

An emerging Lego product may revolutionize how blind children learn braille and encourage more interactive play with other kids, ABC News reports.

Although about 700,000 children and young adults in the United States have a vision disability, only  8% of legally blind children are learning to read braille, according to the National Federation of the Blind.

Now the Lego Foundation has created stackable blocks with braille dots in addition to printed letters, numbers and math symbols. The pilot program aims to help blind children play their way to learning braille.

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