Lego moves to help children read braille

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Lego is helping visually impaired children through play.

The company unveiled a new set of bricks that will help children learn braille. The bricks feature the studs used for characters in the braille alphabet, as well as printed characters, allowing sighted people to read the bricks.

They say the braille bricks are fully compatible with existing lego bricks. Lego plans to test braille bricks in seven languages, and will eventually be distributed for free to institutions through partner organizations.

The braille bricks are expected to fully launch to the public next year.

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