BrailleBlocks is a tactile gaming system that encourages visually impaired children and their sighted family members to learn Braille together. It's comprised of a set of tangible blocks and pegs, and an associated iPad application with interactive, educational games, such as Hangman, word scramble, and an animal naming game.



Vinitha GadirajuAnnika Muehlbradt, and Shaun K. Kane. 2020. BrailleBlocks: Computational Braille Toys for Collaborative Learning. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–12. DOI: (Honolulu, Hawaii (virtual) – April 25-30, 2020).

Vinitha Gadiraju. 2019. BrailleBlocks: Braille Toys for Cross-Ability Collaboration. In The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 688–690. DOI: (Pittsburgh, PA–Oct. 28, 2019).


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