Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBEQ 66.3 Summer 2021

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 66 Issue 3 Ashley Koepf Adams, Sterling Morton Elementary School, adamsa@mentorschools.org Looking for a fun way to include play and fine motor skills into learning and practicing literacy skills with braille learners? Consider adding the LEGO® Braille Bricks (https://www.legobraillebricks.com/) to your students' choice boards! Recently the LEGO® Foundation, LEGO® Group and many partners from the international blind and educational communities, have released LEGO® Braille Bricks to the educational world! The LEGO® Foundation wants to make learning through play more accessible for all children around the world. The bricks are a colorful, functional and fun way to include tactile play into so many new learning activities. Each brick looks similar to the standard bricks we are all familiar with and even played with. However, the bricks include studs that correspond with a letter or number in braille. The bricks also include a text version of the letter and number on the bottom left front so students with visual impairments and those with sight are able to share the experience of playing and using the bricks for literacy Using LEGO® Braille Bricks in The Classroom

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