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.”

ONLY $75

Own, Donate one or more BrailleDoodles!

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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 inexpensive B-SMArt device for Braille learning and tactile – Science, Math, and Art with a surface that refreshes repeatedly. It allows someone to write and create and feel as they go.

    Alt text- The B-SMArt device is an acronym for braille, science math, and art. In the acronym, the B and S and M and A are all bold faces and caps but the rt and little letters. Next to the Acronym reads For braille learning and tactile science, math, and art, with the B, the S, the M, and the A capitalized and boldfaced, and the rt in art is just boldfaced.

    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 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. When the user erases by simply pushing the balls back down.

              The braille side of the 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 20 braille cells to practice words and sentences. This is the way one learns to read, not one letter at a time!

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

    Don’t Delay      

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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!

      Meet Our Team of Professionals

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      Daniel Seth Lubiner

      Founder and 

      Chief Executive Officer

      Daniel is a 25-year veteran teacher of students with disabilities, a teacher of the arts for blind students, an inventor, an artist, and a father. He is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with disabilities, particularly, those who are blind or have low vision.

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      Andrew Mottes

      Advisory Board Chairman

      Andrew is an expert in litigation and intellectual property and is an engineering consultant. He is a former Partner of Dechert, LLP, and Akin, Gump, Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and a graduate of MIT, MIT Sloan School of Business, and Columbia University School of Law.

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      Matthew Bullis

      Chief Experience Officer

      Mathew is a committed advocate of literacy and education. He is an expert in assistive technology for those who are blind and serves as an Assistive Technology Teacher for adults who are blind at the Foundation For Blind Children.

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      Sadi Taylor

      Social Media Marketing Manager

      Sadi has never allowed her blindness to limit her passion for storytelling. She attended an art school for performing arts and film production. Her unique perspective as “Sadi the Blind Lady” is now used to educate and entertain hundreds of thousands on Social media.

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      Kirk Adams, PhD

      Chief Advisor to the CEO

      A connected and transformational non-profit leader, Kirk is former President and CEO of National Foundation for the Blind, and the Lighthouse for the Blind Seatle. He is currently following his passion as Managing Director of Innovative Impact LLC.

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      Alison Clougherty

      Advisory Board Member

      Inspired by her son, Alison became a TVI, Executive Director of Programs and Development, and Co-founder of Blind Early Services Tennessee. She has extensive experience in education, client and employee management, marketing, and business development.

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      Ben Vercellone

      Advisory Board Member

      An Orientation and Mobility instructor, Ben recieved a Bachelor’s Degree in 2013 from Montclair State University. and a Master’s from Louisiana Tech University in 2014. Knowlegable in all things assistive technology with a concentration on tactile displays.

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      Eurydice MoMo

      Advisory Board Member

      An expert in the current state and future outlook for assistive technology Eurydice resides in Japan. Teacher of English and English/Japanese real-time translator. Braille and tactile learning advocate. 

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      William Chapman

      Advisory Board Member

      Going blind later in life led Bill to become an outspoken advocate for the blind, especially where he lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is passionate about the availability of resources for young learners.

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