Several inventions and programs exist to teach visually impaired people how to read braille, but this educational toy helps young children learn braille early on. BecDot is described as "a fun interactive teaching toy for the blind and visually impaired to aid in developing literacy skills though play."
The braille children's toy teaches fundamental literacy concepts. BecDot's design is also inexpensive and accessible, making it more affordable than braille readers.
Having younger kids learn braille could help improve high school graduation rates (45%) and make them more employable later on in life. Currently, unemployment for blind and visually impaired persons is at 70%. This product could be a game-changer when it comes to improving blind kids' prospects and ability to participate in society.