We are excited to announce that we are planning to display a set of the LEGO® Braille Bricks during a portion of the event in Chicago. The development of the braille brick fits seamlessly into the concept of inclusivity at Brickworld shows.
“Blind and visually impaired children have dreams and aspirations for their future just as sighted children” said John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation. “They have the same desire and need to explore the world and socialise through play, but often face involuntary isolation as a consequence of exclusion from activities. In the LEGO Foundation, we believe children learn best through play and in turn develop the breadth of skills, such as creativity, collaboration and communication, that they need in the post 4th Industrial Revolution. With this project, we are bringing a playful and inclusive approach to learning Braille to children. I hope children, parents, caregivers, teachers and practitioners worldwide will be as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to see the positive impact.” (excerpt from https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2019/april/lego-braille-bricks)
You can read more about Brickworld’s inclusivity focus at: https://brickworld.com/inclusivity-focus/