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LEGO Braille Bricks launched

Last spring, LEGO announced that it was to produce kits to help blind children learn Braille.

They are now available and are being distributed across the world. Here's the press release explaining what they are and how to get hold of them:

LEGO Braille Bricks to launch in twenty countries over the next six months following successful pilot program

The LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group roll out the first wave of the program in partnership with local sight loss organisations to help children with vision impairment learn critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration through play.

Billund, August 20th 2020: Today, the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group announced the official launch of LEGO Braille Bricks in seven countries, including Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, UK, and USA. The program was first unveiled as a pilot project in April 2019 during the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris, France – home ground of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.

Since then, the concept has been tested across various languages and cultural contexts and is ready to launch in six languages, including Danish, Norwegian, English, Portuguese, German and French. Four additional language versions will launch over the next six months, with the ambition that the concept will be implemented in a total of eleven languages across twenty countries by early 2021.

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