Accessible Fun with Lego!

Photo shows a plastic bin filled with LEGO and with print and braille labels on the lid.

Have you seen the new LEGO Audio and Braille Instructions? LEGO has made four popular building block sets accessible by creating step-by-step audio instructions as well as screen reading-friendly and refreshable braille display-friendly instructions! Of the four building block sets that have been adapted with audio and refreshable braille display-friendly instructions, PRCVI has one available on loan (4 kits in total). There is a label in print and braille on the underside of the lid that directs the student to the instructions for the LEGO Classic Bricks & Ideas Kits

These kits are a great way to promote social interaction skills, as students with visual impairments can share in the fun with their peers. There are also opportunities to develop procedural thinking skills - an early precursor to coding

About the author

Adam Wilton

I have been fortunate to learn and grow with students with visual impairments since 2007, working as a teacher of students with visual impairments (TSVI), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) and most recently as the Program Manager of PRCVI and ARC-BC. I completed a PhD in Special Education at the University of British Columbia in 2017 where my research focused on the administrative determinants of workloads for itinerant TSVIs.   

One of my favourite aspects of my current role is delivering outreach support to my colleagues and their students from across British Columbia. I've been fortunate to have many exciting adventures in schools and communities across the province and I hope you enjoy following along through #outreaching!

When I'm not on the road, I enjoy learning to play the violin, collecting antique books, and spending time surrounded by trees. 

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