This LEGO Design Is Helping Blind Children Learn And Play Just Like Other Kids

When you wake up, do you immediately look at your phone? t’s almost reflexive for millions of people around the world at this point to check Facebook likes, work emails, and Twitter mentions before the day even begins, but imagine waking up and not being able to see that phone of yours.

Imagine waking up and not being able to see anything at all.

That’s the sad reality for 1.4 million children across the globe who will only know blindness for the rest of their lives.

More upsetting still is the fact that very few schools properly accommodate students with visual impairments, much less help them integrate into social circles and make lasting friendships at a pivotal point in their intellectual and social development.

While brainstorming ideas for new takes on these tools, volunteers from the Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind knew that they’d have to get creative. In an effort to help blind children achieve literacy and integrate into classroom settings, they created Braille Bricks.