Brick-a-Braille (pat. pend.) is a set of educational devices (built with LEGO or other equivalent system of interlocking bricks) accompanied by an ad-hoc method, to teach the blind and vision-impaired kids spatiality, laterality and the Braille alphabet. The key idea is to make tangible the subdivision in decades of the Braille alphabet symbols and their intrinsic modular structure, facilitating the learning process even to preschool kids.
Usual teaching aids for the blind are often outdated and definitely not cool. Instead, using the LEGO material is appealing to everyone and a lot of fun for the kids! The colors of the elements improve integration of blind and visually-impaired people in the community of sighted people. This aspect is very important for kids.
This is a no profit project. We developed these devices and method to help blind and visually impaired kids all over the world to learn to read Braille by playing with LEGO bricks. All the described educational devices can be built using plain bricks so that everyone in the world will be able to build them and learn Braille in a revolutionary way.