The child with visual disabilities, to this day can count only in readers and books in Braille language, but if there was a more fun way to learn?
Here we are born the Lego Brick Braille.
The ambitious LEGO project, presented last April 24 in Paris, tackles this topic, has been reshaped in close collaboration with the Danish Association of the Blind and the Brazilian association Dorina Nowill, who in 2011 presented The idea.
The multi-handed prototypes, those of the associations from Denmark, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Norway, are now being tested.
The need arises also following the latest events, as stated by the Treasurer of the European Union of the blind, Philippe Chazal, fewer children learn Braille reading, because it grows the use of platforms of audiobooks and programs For device.
This is a damage, the visually impaired who knows the Braille is more independent and can educate themselves in a complete way, thus having a day even more job opportunities.
The team led by Stine Storm requested the collaboration of the consultant Morten Bonde, suffering from a denegerative disease that will make him blind.
From the outset passionate about the project, Bonde had the way to meet Stine Storm, and see the first Braille bricks.
An idea that can change the lives of all the blind and visually impaired in the world.
Bonde after discovering his illness, he was able to appreciate life more, to live every day to the fullest.
Your challenge? Teaching blind children, coping with life in all its difficulties, making them understand how determination can change the destiny of everyone, if one believes strongly in one thing, this happens.
LEGO Braille Bricks are very similar to the original bricks, are in fact compatible with all others, V will beprinted with the same number of studs used for the individual letters and numbers of the Braille alphabet.
To ensure that even the sighted family and teachers can use these bricks, there will be a letter or a printed character on the bottom of the brick.
The project includes a kit that will be provided free of charge of the institutions to all those who will request it, and include about 250 PIECES: AZ (with regional variants), the numbers 0-9, basic operators like the symbol “+” and “=”.
All children must be able to enjoy equal rights also in the game, so the idea has already been welcomed positively.
Bonde said however that the kit should be shipped in 2020, and invites all interested to CONTACT LEGO from nowon.
Video taken from the YouTube channel Beyond the Brick