Students at NCW are very familiar with LEGO, particularly following our collaboration with The LEGO Group on a trial of LEGO Braille Bricks in 2019.
Since then, LEGO has been used in various lessons at NCW, such as Maths, English and Spanish, as a way to help vision impaired young people learn through play.
Audio LEGO is another concept in making the playful bricks accessible and inclusive to all, enabling people who have a vision impairment to independently construct LEGO objects.
The idea is that the LEGO set is accompanied by written or auditory instructions, depending on the users needs. Year 13 student, Ahmed, has been experimenting with this and finding out how audio instructions correspond with the written!
He said: “Audio LEGO was the first opportunity that allowed me to fully and independently construct a full set. I believe that using audio LEGO would allow people to develop their ability to follow instructions as well as their problem solving skills.”
It is brilliant that toy giant LEGO are able to make their products so accessible to all, enabling both vision impaired and sighted young people to learn and play alongside one another.