LEGO® Braille Bricks will be launched in Australia in early 2021 by Vision Australia, in partnership with the LEGO® Foundation.
LEGO® Braille Bricks is an educational tool designed by the LEGO® Foundation to support children and young people who are blind or have low vision.
The raised bumps on each LEGO® Braille Brick have been modified to correspond to a letter or character of the braille alphabet.
Each brick also has a printed letter or character to allow children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play alongside sighted classmates, family members and educators.
Caption: Each LEGO® Braille Brick has raised bumps correspond to a letter or character of the braille alphabet
Accessing LEGO® Braille Bricks
LEGO® Braille Bricks are an educational tool and are not for sale to the public.
The LEGO Foundation is gifting LEGO® Braille Bricks to schools and educators who work with children who are blind or have low vision, with Vision Australia responsible for distribution in Australia.
Vision Australia will liaise with state and territory education departments to ensure schools and other education organisations can facilitate access to LEGO® Braille Bricks for eligible students.
Vision Australia will also provide training workshops for schools, educators and families who are utilising LEGO® Braille Bricks.
Schools and educators are encouraged to register their interest about LEGO® Braille Bricks with Vision Australia to learn more about accessing kits. Complete the online webform to register your interest today.
Frequently asked questions
When will LEGO® Braille Bricks be available in Australia?
Vision Australia is working with the LEGO® Foundation to launch LEGO® Braille Bricks in Australia in early 2021.
I am a service provider or an institution/organisation that has paediatric client(s) with low vision or blindness. Am I/we eligible to receive a LEGO Braille Bricks kit(s)?
If your paediatric client(s) have low vision or blindness and are learning braille and you can demonstrate and provide evidence that you have an existing Braille Program, then you will be eligible to receive a kit(s).
Can I buy a LEGO® Braille Bricks kit?
No. The LEGO® Foundation is gifting LEGO® Braille Bricks to schools and other educators and they are not for sale to the public. Schools and educators can register their interest here.
Who is LEGO® Braille Bricks designed for?
LEGO® Braille Bricks are designed to support children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play.
LEGO® Braille Bricks is intended as a playful introduction to braille for younger children, but do have proven learning opportunities and benefits older children. LEGO® Braille Bricks is not suitable for children under the age of four.
Because the bricks also feature letters, numbers and symbols they can be used simultaneously with sighted classmates, family member and educators.
Where can find out more about LEGO® Braille Bricks?
There is a wide range of supporting information and resources available on the LEGO® Braille Bricks website.
What other educational products does Vision Australia offer for children who are blind or have low vision
Vision Australia’s Vision Store offers a range of educational products, toys and aids for children who are blind or have low vision.
For more information please visit the Vision Store website and chat live with the Vision Store team if you have any queries.
Alternatively, you contact the Vision Store Team on 1300 84 74 66 and speak to one of our experienced staff or send an email.
Caption: LEGO® Braille Bricks is designed as a playful introduction to braille.