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LEGO 'Braille Bricks' go on sale

Words by Abi Scaife

LEGO is making bricks with the braille alphabet, to help visually impaired children learn how to read.

Tell me more!

According to the RNIB’s My Voice report, only around seven per cent of people who are registered blind or partially sighted use braille. 

The bricks were developed in partnership with a number of organisations for people who are blind or visually impaired, and LEGO has been providing the bricks to a number of schools since 2020.

Can the public buy them?

From September, the bricks will be available to buy - and LEGO hopes that they will enable families to learn braille together, and help visually impaired children to access the world.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

RNIB. This charity offers support to blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Learn more here.

BlindAid. This is London's oldest charity for blind and visually impaired people, working to improve quality of life and promote independence. Support them here.

Guide Dogs UK. Guide Dogs supports and raises awareness for blind and partially sighted people. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Reduced Inequalities.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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