Teaching literacy is difficult enough on its own, and the challenge is only compounded for people with vision impairments, which makes The Read Read all the more important as a teaching tool. Developed by the Harvard Innovations Lab, it claims to be the only device that allows blind people to "independently learn [Braille] through proven, best-practice, manipulative-based instruction" without the need for any guidance from a teacher.
Though The Read Read is designed with vision impaired children in mind, it is an equally effective tool for adults seeking Braille literacy. It works intuitively: students manipulate tiles that have large-print letters and their Braille translations on them, and touching those letters activates audio feedback. The Read Read is programmed with lessons that build upon one another, letting students learn as slowly or quickly as they desire.