The BrailleDoodle™

From The TouchPad Pro Foundation


Our Vision of the Future,

Starts with the Children.

EVERY child deserves:

  • An inclusive education.
  • A fulfilling career.
  • To Experience and Create Art! 
  • Accessibility to Science and Math.

EVERY child deserves:

  • An inclusive education.
  • A fulfilling career.
  • To Experience and Create Art! 
  • Accessibility to Science and Math.

“Blindness is a spectrum. Literacy is a right.”

a girl about 5, in a white blouse and black and yellow glasses, is smiling. She is holding the BrailleDoodle. On the surface are a house, a capital letter H, and the word house in braille. A quote says, "I made this!" Are the word braille doodle appears in bright yellow letters, the touch pad pro foundation logo, and blindness is a spectrum literacy is a right. in quotation marks

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    Our Vision of the Future,

    Starts with the Children.

    EVERY child deserves:

    • An inclusive education.
    • A fulfilling career.
    • To Experience and Create Art! 
    • Accessibility to Science and Math.

    EVERY child deserves:

    • An inclusive education.
    • A fulfilling career.
    • To Experience and Create Art! 
    • Accessibility to Science and Math.


    The BrailleDoodle is an affordable, two-sided tablet for Braille learning and Tactile – Science, Math, and Art with a surfaces that refresh repeatedly. It allows someone to write and create and feel as they go and erase with ease.

    Our Mission

      1. Focus on Braille literacy and Tactile – Science, Math, & Art. 

      2. Distribute The BrailleDoodle, a simple, affordable solution to empower children to reach their full potential.

      3. Donate thousands of free BrailleDoodles to blind children who may not be able to afford them.

    The braille learning side

              The braille side of BrailleDoodle is a place for learning and practicing braille. On this side, the top section contains examples and practice spaces for every letter, some symbols, and sight words. Unlike other devices, below are lines of 19 braille cells to practice words and sentences. This is the way one learns to read and write, not one or two letters at a time.

              The BrailleDoodle has an array of hundreds of holes on the doodle side. Each hole contains a smooth metal ball that can be pulled to the surface by a magnetic stylus. The ball locks into place with springs. This allows for the easy creation of tactile images, and the user erases by simply pushing the balls back down. 

        More specialized covers/stencils allow students to learn Math braille, contractions, shapes, print letters, graphs, art, even braille in different languages!

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    presales end November 31st

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      Children enjoying the World's First BrailleDoodle!


      Hear the joy and the Learning. 

      Video is Audio Described.

      There is A Crisis in the Blind Community!

      A 10% literacy rate* in rural areas is UNACCEPTABLE
      and there is a direct correlation to these disturbing statistics:

      A blind woman studying at a table, a blind men using his smart phone.

      “Nothing motivates children to learn like learning while playing.”

      Millie Meets The BrailleDoodle

      Video is audio described.

      “Would love this! Sadly, I am struggling to get braille instruction for my child. I think this would help me teach him. The BrailleDoodle can’t come out fast enough!” – Tammy Simpson M., Parent of Nathan, age 10

      A series of three photos, one with mom and baby Nathan, one with Nathan at age 6 and one recent.
      “As a TVI for over 33 years, I am very excited at the prospect of being able to work with the BrailleDoodle."
      Jacqueline Becker
      TVI, Braille Specialist
      "My two year old son is almost completely blind and I love that this would not only benefit him but it can also be everyone's toy! With his siblings what a wonderful idea!"
      Heather M

      “How fun! I would definitely buy this for my son.” – Ashlyn Marie L., Parent of Gunner, age 7


      Seven-year-old gunner is sitting on some steps holding a plaque that says second grade and smiling widely

      Video is audio described.

      Teachers of deaf blind students talk about what they like about the BrailleDoodle.

      Development is complete.
      With help from Creative Engineering, and Emox Inc. we now have a full-sized, working prototype!

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      Facts about Braille and the BrailleDoodle.


      Q. What is Braille, and why is learning Braille indispensable for those with visual impairments?

      A. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It can be read either on embossed paper or by using refreshable braille displays that connect to computers and smartphone devices. Braille can be written using a slate and stylus, a braille writer, an electronic braille notetaker, or with the use of a computer connected to a braille embosser. It enables them to read and write by using combinations of raised dots, making the BrailleDoodle a fundamental ealy learning tool for learning Braille.

      Q.Where is Braille for blind people employed, and how does its application benefit in the context of art and digital accessibility, including Braille alphabet, braille numbers, and braille letters?

      A. Braille is employed in various domains, including:

      • Education: The Braille alphabet, Braille numbers, and Braille letters, enabling blind students to study mathematics (Nemith Braille), science, social studies, writing, research and reporting, pleasure reading, and much more.
      • Braille labels.
      • Art and Creativity: Braille’s tactile nature extends to braille art, allowing visually impaired individuals to create and appreciate art for blind people through raised dots and patterns. Braille-like tactile creations can be made on machines.
      • Braille signs.
      • Digital Accessibility: On websites and digital platforms, Braille readers, electronic braille, note-takers, and screen readers make online content accessible to those with visual impairments, fostering inclusivity.
      • Braille Maps.

      Q. What role does Braille play in braille writer tools and refreshable braille devices like the refreshable braille display, and how does it enhance the experience of users in terms of letters for Braille and Braille alphabet numbers?

      A. Braille is integral to braille writer tools and refreshable braille devices such as the refreshable braille display. These devices empower users to write, read, and comprehend letters of the alphabet in Braille, Braille numbers, and more. 


      Q. What are the dimensions of the BrailleDoodle, and what materials is it made of? 

      A. The BrailleDoodle has the following dimensions: 

      – Length: 12.8 inches (325 mm) 

      – Width: 9.25 inches (235 mm) 

      – Thickness: 1.1 inches (27 mm) 

      This innovative Braille device is constructed from durable dark blue plastic, offering a tangible experience for those aiming to learn letters Braille and create tactile images.

      Q. Can you provide a detailed description of the ‘Braille Side’ of the BrailleDoodle for those interested in learning Braille?

      A. The ‘Braille Side’ of the BrailleDoodle features the word “BrailleDoodle” centered in yellow and houses an array of holes meticulously arranged in two sizes of Braille cells. Within each of these cells, you’ll find a tiny metal ball that can be raised to the surface using a magnetic stylus, allowing for a dynamic Braille alphabet learning experience. Moreover, four rows of eight rectangles are thoughtfully included, making it an excellent tool for learning Braille letters, along with indicators for both Braille numbers and capitals. Common sight words are also presented in Braille contractions to enhance the learning process.

      Q. How does the ‘Doodle Side’ of the BrailleDoodle contribute to art for blind people, allow a blind artist to create, and what other features does it offer?

      A. The ‘Doodle Side’ of the BrailleDoodle opens up a world of possibilities for art for blind people. It is adorned with an array of 41 by 31 holes, totaling 1333 dots, each strategically placed to create tactile representations. This side also introduces specialized cover options that act as stencils for a variety of applications, including Braille music, math, contractions, shapes, graphs, Braille in any language and more.

      Q. What distinguishes the BrailleDoodle stylus?

      A. The BrailleDoodle stylus is meticulously designed for ease of use. Measuring 4.6 inches (117mm) in length, it features a rounded magnet on one end and a tether hole on the other. With the stylus shaped like a thick pen, it measures .5 inches (13mm) at its widest point and includes a triangular grip for those who may not be accustomed to holding a pen. This ergonomic design ensures that it is an ideal tool for early Braille writers and those seeking to explore a refreshable Braille device and create tactile images.

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