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An educational toy for those who want to learn to use Braille to communicate. Use your fingertips to trace the clean, European-style font that accompanies every Braille letter. Feel the attention to detail in every hand-crafted cube. This set features the Uncle Goose Classic ABC color palette.
Uncle Goose strategically devoted one letter to each block. This means you'll discover the same Braille letter debossed on two sides of every block. One debossed side is paired with its font equivalent. We chose a font without serifs to enhance tactile clarity. The other embossed side is Braille only. These blocks are a pleasure to touch.
- 28 - 1.75 inch cubes
- Made using sustainable Midwestern basswood
- Printed with non-toxic, mouth safe inks
- 100% made in the USA
- Ages 2+
Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
Braille is named after its creator, Louis Braille, a Frenchman who lost his sight as a result of a childhood accident. In 1824, at the age of fifteen, he developed a code for the French alphabet as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first small binary form of writing developed in the modern era.