An International Study on playful learning and literacy with LEGO® Braille Bricks for Learners with Significant Visual Impairment

Presented on Tuesday, 5th March 2024


Detailed the results of the largest research study on braille literacy through the recent LEGO® Braille Bricks projected funded by the LEGO® Foundation and led by the team at the Scottish Sensory Centre.

The research investigated practitioner and children's perceptions of LEGO® Braille Bricks, examining their alignment with Learning Through Play pedagogy and holistic skill development. This research assesses the impact of LEGO Braille Bricks on pre-braille skills, literacy, and numeracy, and evaluates the inclusivity of LEGO Braille Bricks from both the practitioner and child’s perspective.

These results are of interest to teachers and practitioners who are interested in braille pedagogy, braille literacy and learning through play. The reporting on the results explored the five main learning through play characteristics as well as holistic skill development and there was a discussion of braille pedagogy and inclusion.

Target Audience

Qualified Teachers of Visual Impairment, Classroom support staff who support learners who use braille, Habilitation Specialists


Professor John Ravenscroft, University of Edinburgh & Head of SSC