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

The TouchPad Pro Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of the BrailleDoodle, an affordable and innovative device that aims to revolutionize how blind children learn. Developed by Daniel Lubiner, an experienced special education instructor and former art teacher to blind students, the BrailleDoodle promises to make learning fun for blind children and enhance their educational journey. The BrailleDoodle has already garnered worldwide attention. In a recent successful Kickstarter, they presold over $37,000 in products in over 17 countries. The presale continues through the website, but it ends on October 31st.

The Importance of Inclusive Learning

With the BrailleDoodle, parents of blind children, teachers (TVIs), schools, and institutions have the opportunity to provide an engaging and accessible learning tool, enabling blind children to create tactile art, play, and learn alongside their sighted peers.

Fostering Braille Literacy for Blind Children

Before the pandemic, only a small percentage of blind children were learning to read and write in Braille, and in some countries, this percentage was shockingly less than 1%. The BrailleDoodle aims to address this issue by offering an enjoyable way for blind children to learn Braille, which is as important to them as print is to sighted children.

Innovative Design for Tactile Learning

The BrailleDoodle features a unique design with hundreds of holes, each containing a smooth metal ball that can be raised to the surface using a magnetic stylus. One side of the device presents Braille letters, numbers, and words for practice, while the other side provides ample space for tactile drawing and graph manipulation.

Empowering Blind Children with Equal Opportunities

Daniel Lubiner shared his thoughts on the BrailleDoodle, saying, “It is amazing how we take for granted that sighted children have everything they need to learn how to read and write, see charts, graphs, and diagrams; we assume everyone does. The BrailleDoodle aims to level the playing field and give blind children the same opportunities for success.”

Support the BrailleDoodle Presale

The BrailleDoodle Presale offers a price of $85, 43% off MSRP, providing an incredible opportunity for backers to acquire this potentially life-changing device at a bargain. However, this special price is only available until October 31st, so act fast to take advantage of it!

Making a Global Impact: TouchPad Pro Foundation’s Mission

The TouchPad Pro Foundation, a registered non-profit organization founded in 2021, is committed to distributing the BrailleDoodle to children who are blind, low-vision, or deaf-blind worldwide, including those who are unable to afford it.

All donations made to the TouchPad Pro Foundation and donations of the BrailleDoodle are tax-deductible. Donors can donate BrailleDoodles to non-profit organizations supporting blind children in the city of their choice, anywhere in the world.

Fostering Success through Tactile Learning

By providing blind children with access to tactile art and enjoyable learning experiences, the BrailleDoodle sets them on a path to a successful education and a brighter future, filled with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Join the Mission Today!

Support the BrailleDoodle mission. Get your own, or donate one or more by preordering here: https://forms.gle/LAWgekfUM9BkZ1gP9 . Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of blind children worldwide! For more information and plenty alt text descriptions, please visit TouchPadProFoundation.org.

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