LV Prasad Eye Institute to make learning easy for blind

Fittle models, which are a new way for blind and visually impaired people to learn and discover, can be downloaded from the Fittle website at almost zero cost.

By   |  Published: 13th Mar 2018  12:33 am

Hyderabad: LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) teamed up with Serviceplan Health and Life and leading educational toy company Ravensburger to create ‘Fittle’ models, 3D printed Braille puzzles that promise to make education for millions of visually impaired children more accessible and engaging, a press release said.

Fittle models, which are a new way for blind and visually impaired people to learn and discover, can be downloaded from the Fittle website at almost zero cost. The existing Braille learning educational tools are either too expensive to make them accessible, or not engaging enough to encourage interaction.

Beula Christy, Head of the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation, LVPEI, said: “Fittle opens a new avenue for children with visual impairment to explore the world around them to its closest possible reality. Besides being a motivator to learn Braille, this amusing recreational toy influences overall development through a constructive playtime.”