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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype educational game/toy to assist in sighted, visually-impaired, and blind individuals to learn Braille characters. The prototype, be-B: Braille Education Ball was created for and entered in Game Changers Competition for global game design held by DESIGN 21. The be-B: Braille Education Ball is a method for both blind and sighted users to learn the Braille system using a challenging and educational game. The be-B consists of a ball and 26 magnetically attached pegs. On one side of each peg is a letter from the modern Latin alphabet, on the other is the corresponding Braille character. Each of these pegs has a matching hole in the ball. The object of the game is to match up each of the letters with its corresponding hole. Each time a peg is placed in a hole and that hole is correct, a chime sounds and the name of the letter is spoken. TITLE: Braille Ball for All to Learn. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/06/30/braille-ball-for-all-to-learn.
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